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Re: Murray Pictures « Reply #19950 on: Yesterday at 01:11 PM »
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But they never seem to do it when they lose. Think Which seems strange to me.
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Re: Murray Pictures « Reply #19951 on: Yesterday at 01:28 PM »
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Too busy sulking! lol Which is fairly predictable  to me, when you consider how competitive you have to be to get anywhere near the top of the sport.
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Re: Murray Pictures « Reply #19952 on: Yesterday at 01:37 PM »
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But shouldn't they be thanking Him whatever the outcome? I mean if it's God's will that they win, isn't it God's will that they lose?
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Re: Murray Pictures « Reply #19953 on: Yesterday at 02:59 PM »
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But shouldn't they be thanking Him whatever the outcome? I mean if it's God's will that they win, isn't it God's will that they lose?
Actually i think God is more interested in what goes on in a persons heart than all the gestures they make.
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Re: Murray Pictures « Reply #19954 on: Yesterday at 03:52 PM »
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But shouldn't they be thanking Him whatever the outcome? I mean if it's God's will that they win, isn't it God's will that they lose?

That's the theory, but the practice is a little trickier!  In those circumstances it takes a bit longer to remember to be grateful.  Although, my point was that you can't presume the 'thanks' is for the win itself. 

Judging the players rituals assumes you know what people are actually thinking/doing when you see the various gestures, and requires the presumption that it doesn't count if they didn't do it on tv. 

A person celebrating their victory might be exuberant enough to express any gratitude in a visible way.  A disappointed person my do so in a quieter way.   Doesn't mean it didn't happen.

I'm not sure what the obsession is to be honest.
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Re: Murray Pictures « Reply #19955 on: Yesterday at 06:15 PM »
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I thought he did that, in part, to honour his sister who died when he was very young?

Whatever the reasons behind all of these rituals, there's always someone who will complain about it, so it's generally best kept private.  Some think it's arrogant to 'thank God for a win', because it suggests God likes you more than your opponent, but the reality is that most people 'thanking God', are being grateful for the talent, or the strength to work hard, and that approach is arguably a lot less arrogant, because it comes with the implicit belief that you are not at the centre of it all.

I love those 'backstage' photos.  It's fascinating to see who all turns up, and I love the idea of Andy crashing Will's interview.  It shows how much comfortable he is within himself.  Also, he likes Will Ferrell! lol

Kevin's such a fanboi!  w00t
Thanks for jogging my memory.  Yes, he did say once it was partly in remembrance of his sister, whose death must have been a terrible shock to him, and also to thank God for giving him the great tennis talent which he has.

Anyway we don't know for sure that Andy does it for any religious reason, although I suppose it's inevitable that that's going to be the 'obvious' conclusion for most people.

Re the photos of him with Will and Kevin - I admit that I often find his off-court pics far more interesting than the ones of him playing, mainly because these are largely repetitive.
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Re: Murray Pictures « Reply #19956 on: Yesterday at 07:12 PM »
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Great pics Aileen , thank you .
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