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Old 07-27-2013, 10:27 AM   #47
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A lot of you seem to be missing the point of the apology and the reason for offering it.

This is a subtle thing, so you one-dimensional types, try very hard to understand.

You are not sorry you won the point. You are apologizing to your opponent that a random event took him/her out of the point and ended it in your favor.

You won the point not because of your skill in executing a shot or in forcing your opponent to make an error. It was a chance occurrence that happened to give you the point.

You are merely acknowledging that this is slightly regrettable with the quaint little ritual of holding up your hand and/or saying a quick "Sorry."

Hard to grasp?
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