Originally Posted by Mainad
Look, I'm pretty sure there's quite a bit of passive-aggressive gamesmanship and cross-net banter between two great players during a hard-fought closely matched contest which both are desperate to win. Neither player rarely takes it personally and usually just shrugs it off (as Murray did) or gives back as good as he gets. Once the match is over, they are good friends again or at least friendly rivals.
I'm pretty sure it goes on in all sports!
There's one major character treat that shows up with both the fanboys and the haters alike: completely forgetting that all these guys are merely human, not the 'angels' nor the 'devils' they make them out to be (respectively).
It always puzzles me as to why they always go completely overboard with their opinions on players at any such a minor incident like this one. I can't think of any other reason than to further rile up things by blowing stuff up out of proportion - aka trolling.