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Lin Lin
Jun 9th, 2010, 03:25 AM
Considering the two events will collide in June and July.Vote please.
;):wavey:

vadin124
Jun 9th, 2010, 03:26 AM
I certainly don't speak on behalf of 99.999999% of my deluded country, but without a doubt Wimbledon. :p

Donny
Jun 9th, 2010, 03:27 AM
The hell is the World Cup?






just jokin'.

tievae
Jun 9th, 2010, 03:27 AM
I don't watch football, and Wimbly rules the summer!

M.P
Jun 9th, 2010, 03:35 AM
Wimbledon Wimbledon Wimbledon!!!!

Mattographer
Jun 9th, 2010, 03:37 AM
A bit of both but I'll pay more attention to the World Cup when the Socceroos is playing ;)

danieln1
Jun 9th, 2010, 03:47 AM
I certainly don't speak on behalf of 99.999999% of my deluded country, but without a doubt Wimbledon. :p

Here it will be 100%, only a handful of tennis fanatics will watch wimbledon, obviously if Brazil is not playing at the same time!

But I´ll watch Wimbledon definetely, another Williams winning a trophy!

sd3300123
Jun 9th, 2010, 03:48 AM
In a tennis forum,I think the answer is obvious.

hdfb
Jun 9th, 2010, 03:49 AM
100% tennis.

Not looking forward to my dad shouting at the television at the crack of dawn when the football's on. :help:

Hardiansf
Jun 9th, 2010, 04:07 AM
Wimbledon for sure.
Do not care about football, but obviously I'm the minority (not in this forum)

Havok
Jun 9th, 2010, 04:08 AM
Wimbledon, though will be following what's going on in the world of soccer. Could never get into the sport in and of itself, but every 2 years between the World Cup and the Euro Cup I tune in to see who's winning/losing/won.

ElusiveChanteuse
Jun 9th, 2010, 04:16 AM
Wimbledon for sure.
Do not care about football, but obviously I'm the minority (not in this forum)

+1.

But if the Wimbledon finals don't have Federer, Williams, Jankovic, Henin, or any of my favourites (a.k.a French Open disaster), I might follow football then.:o

gc-spurs
Jun 9th, 2010, 04:25 AM
Wimbledon I'll follow more, but I'll watch a lot of the soccer too. I hope the All Whites at least keep some matches tight.
Both time zones are a bitch.

Invisible Fan
Jun 9th, 2010, 05:01 AM
Wimbeldon. I like football but I follow Tennis more.
I will be watching the world cup closely when Australia are involved, otherwise my main focus in those weeks will be Wimbeldon.

claypova
Jun 9th, 2010, 05:06 AM
Tennis > Socer:drool:

wimbly of course!

Lin Lin
Jun 9th, 2010, 05:10 AM
In a tennis forum,I think the answer is obvious.

Look at the poll result now,it's apparently not that "obvious" as you declared:p

friendsita
Jun 9th, 2010, 05:11 AM
Wimbledon duh!

venutite aigu
Jun 9th, 2010, 05:23 AM
World cup is crazy and can't be ignore in a country where there's a lot if immigration like canada so...
But I will certainly follow Wimby. 50/50

Josh.
Jun 9th, 2010, 05:25 AM
In a tennis forum,I think the answer is obvious.

Exactly what I initially thought.

sakya23
Jun 9th, 2010, 05:42 AM
wimbledon
and will only follow USA in world cup

Caipirinha Guy
Jun 9th, 2010, 07:17 AM
Not really interested in soccer so Wimbledon of course. :) My fave GS tournament btw. ;)

Mr.Sharapova
Jun 9th, 2010, 07:27 AM
Wimbledon but A match here or there in the World Cup won't hurt:shrug::shrug:

SoClose
Jun 9th, 2010, 07:29 AM
Wimbledon .

Direwolf
Jun 9th, 2010, 07:37 AM
We have LIVE WORLD CUP matches on local channel...!!

I love World Cup!!

Go ITALY!!!

but since its a tennis forum...
illl vote for

Veembledon!!

Huntress55
Jun 9th, 2010, 07:37 AM
Wimbledon.

But Ill pay some attention to the World Cup.

Shvedbarilescu
Jun 9th, 2010, 07:44 AM
Even though I'm English I grew up in New York. So growing up my team sports of preference were baseball and to a lesser extent american football. Since moving back to London I have never really been won over by football. The fact that I am so very unpatriotic and loathe nationalism doesn't help in getting me inspired to root for the Brits either. In sports I do tend to root for the the Central and East European teams as feel a great warmth and fondness for that part of the world but aside from Slovakia and Slovenia none of my favourite teams will be playing. No Czech Rep, no Poland, no Hungary, no Romania.

So basically I don't think I will even be following the World Cup at all. I suppose I will be hoping England lose early as I know I will not be enjoying the fuss and attention that will occur if England find themselves in the later stages of this tournament. But besides that, I don't really care what happens in this World Cup. Wimbledon on the other hand will always be very close to my heart.

Rix643
Jun 9th, 2010, 07:53 AM
World Cup.
I've got this dark feeling SW19 will be over after day one.....

Curtos07
Jun 9th, 2010, 08:03 AM
Wimbledon for sure.

Soccer is the most boring sport ever invented. :yawn: That's unless you count NASCAR as a sport, then it would be the 2nd most boring sport ever invented.

Nina.
Jun 9th, 2010, 08:04 AM
World Cup by far.
I'll still follow Wimbledon but the main event this summer is the WC

Pops Maellard
Jun 9th, 2010, 08:34 AM
100% Wimbledon.

Soccer = :yawn:

Mastodon
Jun 9th, 2010, 09:40 AM
The World Cup 'tis an event that cannot be missed.

AnnaK_4ever
Jun 9th, 2010, 09:54 AM
World Cup by far.
I'll still follow Wimbledon but the main event this summer is the WC

This.

FrOzon
Jun 9th, 2010, 09:58 AM
Wimbledon > World Cup but don't see any problems in following both :shrug:

The Witch-king
Jun 9th, 2010, 10:00 AM
depends how V-Nasty and Sarin do. In 2006 I paid more attention to the world cup :o

Jajaloo
Jun 9th, 2010, 10:02 AM
World Cup definitely. World Cup is only on every 4 years.

The SF's and the F are the only matches I'll be watching at Wimbledon. I'm not a big fan of the tournament, and my favourite never does well there. But I do enjoy the SF's and the F. Last year's Dementieva v Williams was a definite highlight. And the final is always good to watch, especially if it's Williams v Williams.

ce
Jun 9th, 2010, 10:02 AM
Wimbledon :inlove:

nevetssllim
Jun 9th, 2010, 10:05 AM
Definitely Wimbledon! I might watch a bit of the World Cup but tennis definitely takes priority.

WTAtennisfan15
Jun 9th, 2010, 10:10 AM
Ill watch both, but more of Wimbly and soccer when Brazil plays!

lilimi
Jun 9th, 2010, 10:20 AM
wimbledon of course.i hope i'll see matches though. before i loved football, but now it's not a sport anymore...media only talk about football...i remember during world cup in Corea/Japan...it was at the same time as the French Open...I was happy and had my schedule : football in the morning and tennis in the afternoon...but eurosport ruined everything, showing replay of worldcup matches all day long, at the expense of tennis!!!! I was forced to watch tennis on the public french TV, with their stupid commentators.

Beat
Jun 9th, 2010, 10:30 AM
the world cup, for the simple fact that eurosport doesn't cover wimbledon.

Miss Atomic Bomb
Jun 9th, 2010, 10:31 AM
Since you have asked this on a tennisforum, I am expecting tennis to win :bounce:

fervor
Jun 9th, 2010, 10:42 AM
I always thought it strange that the US doesn't care a bit about soccer or the World Cup. I know American football took its place, but I wonder exactly how or why it happened.

miffedmax
Jun 9th, 2010, 11:39 AM
Nothing compares to the World Cup.

azdaja
Jun 9th, 2010, 12:07 PM
world cup. i will follow results of my faves, but i'm not gonna watch any tennis during this time. football is much easier to follow anyway - you know when a match starts and when it ends, there are no rain delays etc. which i found quite useful since i started working full-time.

HenryMag.
Jun 9th, 2010, 12:08 PM
Eastbourne :p to watch Bartoli reach the semis once again

Probably I will follow both

Madoka
Jun 9th, 2010, 12:09 PM
i'll follow wimbledon most...but i'll surely watch italian WC matches...

Ellery
Jun 9th, 2010, 12:11 PM
Definitely World Cup. Exciting stuff :cheer:

shega
Jun 9th, 2010, 12:25 PM
I did vote World Cup but I'm pretty sure I'm gona watch Andy when he plays...and Maria and Gilles(if he plays) , and the men's finals of course. But still, not gona miss World Cup because a Williams is playing their third round, ykwIm.

Olórin
Jun 9th, 2010, 12:28 PM
Well I won't watch the World Cup...because football is shit. But of course it will get more attention. If it was held every year it would still get more attention...it's the biggest football tournament in the world.

Keegan
Jun 9th, 2010, 12:51 PM
I only watch the latter parts of the WC, I watch Wimbledon from Day 1!

BuTtErFrEnA
Jun 9th, 2010, 12:58 PM
Well I won't watch the World Cup...because football is shit. But of course it will get more attention. If it was held every year it would still get more attention...it's the biggest football tournament in the world.


blasphemy you heathen!!! :o :fiery:


football is a way of life :drool:


football >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> wimbledon


but I'll take a "peak" at my faves

The Dawntreader
Jun 9th, 2010, 01:00 PM
I can't even pretend to feign even a casual interest in football anymore.

Tennis. FTW.

Carotastrophe
Jun 9th, 2010, 01:08 PM
Wimbledon. Certainly. Footballs not my game ;)

tennisbum79
Jun 9th, 2010, 01:57 PM
Football

But I am very happy that the majority of the board went with wimbledon.
It wouldn't look good if football wins out over Wimbledon, the most prestigious tennis tournament.

Olórin
Jun 9th, 2010, 01:58 PM
blasphemy you heathen!!! :o :fiery:


football is a way of life :drool:


football >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> wimbledon


but I'll take a "peak" at my faves

Football is for mugs, scrubs and pushers and definitely NOT for GOATs :p

Ballbasher
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:10 PM
I enjoy watching both. :D

tennisbum79
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:50 PM
In a tennis forum,I think the answer is obvious.
That is who I feel, that is why I voted for football

Joe.
Jun 9th, 2010, 04:35 PM
Wimbledon! But I may miss a few matches when England play. :lol:

dsanders06
Jun 9th, 2010, 04:41 PM
I prefer tennis to football generally, but I have to say I'm probably more excited about the World Cup. With that said, part of me is hoping England go out early solely so that the morons round here stop obnoxiously driving round with England flags / hanging them from windows.

.TheGroke.
Jun 9th, 2010, 04:59 PM
I love both but wimbledon is more of my cup of tea this time. Especially cause i have no idea which country i should be cheering for. :shrug:

LoLex
Jun 9th, 2010, 05:02 PM
Wimbledon only :o

kiwifan
Jun 9th, 2010, 05:20 PM
Depends on who's playing...the deeper the USA, Brazil, the Dutch and a couple of others go, the more I care...but if it is Italy, France, Spain, etc...I'd rather watch tennis...when I can't watch both.

NadalSharapova
Jun 9th, 2010, 05:23 PM
I will obviously follow both but definately follow the world cup more cos I will probably watch all the world cup matches as its one of the greatest sporting events in the world and happens once every 4 years

fouc
Jun 9th, 2010, 05:34 PM
I hardly know what a World Cup is. :spit:

John.
Jun 9th, 2010, 05:35 PM
Wimbledon only

NadalSharapova
Jun 9th, 2010, 05:36 PM
I hardly know what a World Cup is. :spit:

:rolleyes::tape::help::lol:

Just the best sporting event in the world.

fouc
Jun 9th, 2010, 05:39 PM
:rolleyes::tape::help::lol:

Just the best sporting event in the world.

Is it that sport where lots of guys are chasing a ball? :unsure: Quite funny, but not for me :wavey:

Agata.
Jun 9th, 2010, 05:40 PM
Wimbledon, but I will propably watch some World Cup matches, which will seem to be interesting

NadalSharapova
Jun 9th, 2010, 05:43 PM
Is it that sport where lots of guys are chasing a ball? :unsure: Quite funny, but not for me :wavey:

Where are you from? I mean you don't have to like it but how can you not be aware of the BY FAR the most popular sport in the world? No other sport touches it when it comes to popularity.

Lucemferre
Jun 9th, 2010, 05:47 PM
I hardly know what a World Cup is. :spit:

Are you sure you're from Poland?:help:

Milito22
Jun 9th, 2010, 05:49 PM
Nothing compares to the World Cup.

this

futbol :rocker2:

Tennisstar86
Jun 9th, 2010, 05:50 PM
Wimbledon.... Watching soccer sucks. Why on earth would someone spend their time watching nothing happen for 90 minutes listening to the announcers/ fans even if they arent english pretending they have an english accent and on the off chance there is a goal shouting "GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL" for 20 minutes is beyond me. I have played and enjoyed playing though...but Id rather continuosly stick my hand in fire then subject myself to a soccer match. :wavey:

NadalSharapova
Jun 9th, 2010, 05:52 PM
Wimbledon.... Watching soccer sucks. Why on earth would someone spend their time watching nothing happen for 90 minutes listening to the announcers/ fans even if they arent english pretending they have an english accent and on the off chance there is a goal shouting "GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL" for 20 minutes is beyond me. I have played and enjoyed playing though...but Id rather continuosly stick my hand in fire then subject myself to a soccer match. :wavey:

You seem like someone who needs to be educated.;)

Starting from 11th June

Lulu.
Jun 9th, 2010, 05:54 PM
Wimbledon only.

fouc
Jun 9th, 2010, 06:28 PM
Where are you from? I mean you don't have to like it but how can you not be aware of the BY FAR the most popular sport in the world? No other sport touches it when it comes to popularity.

It's not like that! I must have heard of this is sport once or twice cuz I have some blurry memory of that. What is the idea of it again?

meteor
Jun 9th, 2010, 06:44 PM
well, i personally dislike soccer intensely (sorry, just not a huge fan of goalless draws), but i find myself swept up by world cup fever when it comes along. having said that, if any of my favorites are playing in conflict with a world cup match, goodbye, world cup :wavey: plus, the world cup is much more enjoyable when experienced in a bar, and there are no bars here, so i don't know if i'll have the attention span.

Olórin
Jun 9th, 2010, 06:48 PM
You seem like someone who needs to be educated.;)

Starting from 11th June

:spit: Oh yes, educated about the hooligan-sport. Not the kind of education anyone needs imo :lol:

Tennisstar86
Jun 9th, 2010, 06:57 PM
well, i personally dislike soccer intensely (sorry, just not a huge fan of goalless draws), but i find myself swept up by world cup fever when it comes along. having said that, if any of my favorites are playing in conflict with a world cup match, goodbye, world cup :wavey: plus, the world cup is much more enjoyable when experienced in a bar, and there are no bars here, so i don't know if i'll have the attention span.

You're not living your life right....

Hian
Jun 9th, 2010, 06:59 PM
Wimbledon, simply because:
Tennis > Soccer

But I'll follow World Cup, too. :)

klever58
Jun 9th, 2010, 07:03 PM
for our conutry World Cup, because our soccer team will play it for the first time. but for me, Wimby, of course :drool:

GreenGrass
Jun 9th, 2010, 07:11 PM
Wimbledon :drool:
but ill be watching some World Cup too :)

Gdsimmons
Jun 9th, 2010, 07:13 PM
Totally Wimbledon. Im not a big soccer fan well not a fan at all. I love Wimbledon so of course its Wimbledon!

debby
Jun 9th, 2010, 07:21 PM
I only watch the latter parts of the WC, I watch Wimbledon from Day 1!

This. And France's matchs too, I think I am gonna laugh so much :rolls:

Domenech :rolleyes: :wavey:

http://www.pronoplus.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/domenech.jpg

http://blogs.lexpress.fr/media/raymond-domenech-france-lituanie1.jpg

"I think France is going to win the World Cup despite losing to the B team of China"

anon57
Jun 9th, 2010, 07:29 PM
I'm not a football fan so I won't be watching any WC matches. But I'll be following Wimbledon as always.

Stevecw
Jun 9th, 2010, 07:35 PM
World Cup will be 1st for me, despite us not getting there (thank you cheating bastard Henry :mad:)
I will watch as much Wimbledon as possible and record any games that my faves are playing in to watch when football is not on.

But sadly I think most of my time I will miss both thanks to damn work :( But I booked 7 days off work from 21-29th June so I can see most of Wimbledon and a lot of the WC games too!! Thats my main holiday this year..sitting at home watching tv! haha :)

dsanders06
Jun 9th, 2010, 07:51 PM
This. And France's matchs too, I think I am gonna laugh so much :rolls: "

Weren't all French people anticipating a disaster in 2006 as well? :p

debby
Jun 9th, 2010, 07:56 PM
Weren't all French people anticipating a disaster in 2006 as well? :p

Well, Zidane and his friends helped the entiere team because they knew if they were not there, it would be a disasted. Thanks to Zidane, we reached the final. When he head butted Marco Materazzi, he was evicted from the game then we lost it.

Now, they are not here anymore, and some players are a disgrace for France :help:

Gdsimmons
Jun 9th, 2010, 08:15 PM
Does anyone know the exact tv schedule for Wimbledon? I checked and here in the USA The first Wednesday through that Friday on ESPN and ESPN2 FIFA matches will be shown all day

Sammy Stones
Jun 9th, 2010, 08:20 PM
wow, you're asking this on a site called tennisforum.com? that's genius.

meteor
Jun 9th, 2010, 09:10 PM
You're not living your life right....

tell me about it! :lol:

MegaDethly
Jun 9th, 2010, 09:13 PM
Football is the devil's work.

winone23
Jun 9th, 2010, 09:15 PM
Wimbledon. I have never watch a soccer match in my life.

NadalSharapova
Jun 9th, 2010, 09:19 PM
Wimbledon. I have never watch a soccer match in my life.

That should certainly not be something to be proud of. To not experience the beautiful game once, I feel sorry for you :sad:

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Jun 9th, 2010, 11:31 PM
The biggest sporting event... The World Cup of football

Martian Jeza
Jun 9th, 2010, 11:44 PM
Even Belgium isn't in ( what a surprise... NOT :lol: ) : I'll watch the World Cup first but not all the group matches, if I see that some group matches are boring like hell : I'll switch to Wimbledon but at the time Wimbledon will start, group matches will be nearly over. Will cheer for England at the WC.

Milito22
Jun 9th, 2010, 11:57 PM
Even Belgium isn't in ( what a surprise... NOT :lol: ) : I'll watch the World Cup first but not all the group matches, if I see that some group matches are boring like hell : I'll switch to Wimbledon but at the time Wimbledon will start, group matches will be nearly over. Will cheer for England at the WC.

:speakles: :ras: :rolleyes:

osseous
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:28 AM
Wimbledon. ;)

Williamsfan4ever
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:36 AM
Wimbledon I mean i am not to big on soccer!

BlackPanther.
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:37 AM
Both :confused: WC more than Wimby I think :p

hankqq
Jun 10th, 2010, 03:16 AM
oh Wimbledon without a doubt! :lol: I'll check in from time to time on the World Cup, but I'm not really a soccer fan :shrug:

miffedmax
Jun 10th, 2010, 03:32 AM
1 more day!!!!!

Keadz
Jun 10th, 2010, 04:06 AM
I don't get the appeal of soccer, nothing interesting happens for about 89 minutes of the game. I'll probably just watch it because its a huge event and I like the atmosphere.

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 10th, 2010, 04:41 AM
World Cup is bigger than the Olympic Games

I'll be watching both, at least when Wimbledon is on, they'll be down to 2 matches per day at end if week 1

Princeza
Jun 10th, 2010, 08:56 AM
World cup.

chloe-l
Jun 10th, 2010, 10:05 AM
World Cup.
Go Argentina and Spain..;)

Kworb
Jun 10th, 2010, 11:46 AM
Wimbledon. Soccer is a boring and dumb sport.

Chorophyll
Jun 10th, 2010, 11:50 AM
Tennis is the only focus.

Svetlana)))
Jun 10th, 2010, 11:50 AM
Soccer to me is like watching paint dry. Tennis on the other hand is like a drug

Corswandt
Jun 10th, 2010, 11:51 AM
Wimbledon by far, even though I'll only get the barebones coverage from the local sports channel, which means little to no women's tennis. And men's tennis = FFWD.

As for the World Cup, I can't have watched more than 3 or 4 football matches from start to finish this whole season, and I don't expect to start doing so now just because of ~~*WOrlD CUp FEveR!1!111*~~. I remember watching nearly all the matches of the 2006 World Cup, and even at the time I thought they all sucked.

Daniel
Jun 10th, 2010, 11:51 AM
Wimbledon

Oermi
Jun 10th, 2010, 01:57 PM
World Cup :p

GrandMartha
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:00 PM
Wimbledon of course.
I'll switch to football as long as all my faves are out :p

OneSlamWonder
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:09 PM
Wimbledon ofc. I know World cup is only once in 4 years and we have 4 GSs in one year but still. Grand Slams need to be cherished :p Also, tennis scores are much more fun than football :)

Langers
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:25 PM
I hate soccer.

jawadde
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:39 PM
World Cup football :bounce:

and a little bit Wimbledon depending how the belgians do..

And after that Le Tour de France :worship:

queen_c
Jun 10th, 2010, 03:17 PM
Wimbledon

fnuf7
Jun 10th, 2010, 03:22 PM
Depends entirely on who stays in each tournament though usually I'm very good at splitting my attention quite fairly between the two. Am hoping none of my faves will happen to be playing a match whenever Italy play though because I will watch Italy in any World Cup matches above all else.

shirley
Jun 10th, 2010, 03:23 PM
the World Cup. I'll keep an eye on Wimbledon though

sunsets21
Jun 10th, 2010, 03:53 PM
The World Cup comes once every 4 years and I'm a bit of a football fanatic. Still, Wimbledon is pretty important. Decisions, decisions...

tennisbum79
Jun 10th, 2010, 04:57 PM
The World Cup comes once every 4 years and I'm a bit of a football fanatic. Still, Wimbledon is pretty important. Decisions, decisions...
Decision = World Cup

Loungy
Jun 11th, 2010, 01:29 AM
World Cup always.

Hayato
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:15 AM
Too hard to say! I didn't enjoy Roland Garros much, and the World Cup happens only every four years. But Wimbledon always delivers. So both!

Lin Lin
Jun 11th, 2010, 01:55 PM
Hard to say,really:nod:

Wiggly
Jun 11th, 2010, 01:58 PM
Soccer/football is probably the most boring sport ever but I'll watch as many matches as I can.

Go Switzerland, Netherlands and Ghana.

#kArLoS#
Jun 11th, 2010, 01:59 PM
I have to think about it.The answer would be clear two days ago,but not now :tape: