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Do people know if any of the top tennis players are very religious?
Just to the add to the list Federer is reported to be a devout Catholic and briefly met Pope Benedict XVI while playing in Rome in 2006.  Rumour has it though that His Holiness told Fed to be a really good Catholic and stop using birth control with Mirka.  lol
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Thanks Aileen and Never for your interesting replies on Novak and Fed.

Interesting that they both seem to have strong Catholic identities. Rafas
 family seem to also be of that faith but he does not practice it - even saw something that said his family were possibly Jewish in the past but forced to convert. No idea if it's true.
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Thanks Aileen and Never for your interesting replies on Novak and Fed.

Interesting that they both seem to have strong Catholic identities. Rafas
 family seem to also be of that faith but he does not practice it - even saw something that said his family were possibly Jewish in the past but forced to convert. No idea if it's true.
  Apparently Nadal was asked directly about this at a press conference and he denied it, saying it didm;t matter to him whether he had Jewish roots or not, but he definitely didn't.
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Thanks Aileen and Never for your interesting replies on Novak and Fed.

Interesting that they both seem to have strong Catholic identities.
Novak is a member of the Serbian Orthodox Church, and Orthodox churches are different from RC ones in many ways, although the Orthodox church, which has it's origins in ancient Greece, has sometimes been likened to the RC church without the Pope, something which doesn't go down too well with its followers.  In fact it was the fear that the SOC could be taken over by the Catholic Croats which played a part in the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia. 
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Novak is a member of the Serbian Orthodox Church, and Orthodox churches are different from RC ones in many ways, although the Orthodox church, which has it's origins in ancient Greece, has sometimes been likened to the RC church without the Pope, something which doesn't go down too well with its followers.  In fact it was the fear that the SOC could be taken over by the Catholic Croats which played a part in the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia.  
Ah yes you are quite right Aileen, thanks for the correction -  orthodox and roman catholic churches are different.
With me coming from the West of Scotland you'd think I'd be sharper on such matters!
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Don't know about the players but Michael Chang is devout "born again " believer,he gave thanks to God for his wins.
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