Monfis drinking Coke during change over

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  1. syc23

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    When a fat guy drinks coke there's a problem. No so with Monfils, especially in the middle of a 4 hour tennis match. I highly doubt he needs to bother about the nutritional value or fear of getting fat.
     
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  2. Towser83

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    I would love to see someone crack open a beer (didn't murray take a sipof someone's beer once though?)

    I always used to kind of dislike Monfils for his dancing and his 20 falls during a match and making more drama over it than a premier league football player... but my lord did he play some good tennis in that Simon match. I realise I quite like his game. The French - artistic but inconsistant.
     
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  3. db10s

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    JMac drinks Coke and water mixed together on the changeover.... I was a ball boy for him.
     
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    I dunno what this guy keeps going on about...Many professionnal cycling teams actually bring coke along with their water bottles and other drinks. Here's an old report on cyclists drinking coke during the race.

    http://www.sportsci.org/news/news9711/martin.html

    Basically, it's not as big a deal as you're making it out to be. You're ranting on like Monfils was sitting on the couch pigging out on coke and pork rinds or something
     
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  5. Relinquis

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    i'm stilll laughing at the comment from some poster about how milk feels in his mouth...

    you guys really are something
     
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  6. Rina

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    Full of sugar, caffeine and better tasting than Gatorade! What are you people? Nutritionists? Who cares. Finally I guy who doesn't dump funny, blob of some kind of mixtures into his mouth and tries to hide behind a towel!
     
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  8. Bartelby

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    If you have too much caffeine it's considered doping at the Olympics.
     
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    Wasn't there a player at the turn of the century who would drink champagne during changeovers?
     
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  10. Mustard

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    Becker drank coca-cola pretty regularly. He even advertised it. He also beat Lendl 5 times out of 6 matches in the majors :)
     
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  11. Bartelby

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    It was the original pre 1903 coke he was drinking!
     
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  12. Mustard

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    The one that had cocaine in it instead of caffeine?
     
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  13. Feña14

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    I remember Sampras drinking Coke at the US Open against Corretja, in 1996 I think it was. It seemed to help him back after throwing up towards the end :)

    Coke has alot of sugar, which acts fast to provide energy for a period. With the heat and the match nearing a conclusion, it served a purpose. I know people who drink Coke after hitting the gym, some even go for Pop Tarts instead. Quick acting carbs to get the glycogen opening up the muscles for nutrients is never a bad thing in those circumstances.
     
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  14. KineticChain

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    You shouldn't being drinking Coke. You should be drinking Brawndo. It has electrolytes. electrolytes is what your body craves
     
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  15. Rocky89

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    What a funny guy, he drinks coke because sports drinks are too mainstream :)

    He is definitely unique, I watched him practice last week and I don't think he even whacked a ball most of the time, he spent most of the time bouncing the ball on the rim of the racket and doing tricks, then his mate came over and they spent some time playing lawn bowls with tennis balls.
     
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  16. darrinbaker00

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    Whatever beverage they're endorsing, of course.
     
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  17. darrinbaker00

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    Suzanne Lenglen sipped cognac during changeovers when she played.
     
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  18. accidental

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    Champions drink responsibly
     
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  19. DNShade

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    Water? Like out of the toilet?
     
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  20. Jeepers

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    I find the best mid match drink is the blood of a small child.
     
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  21. Alchemy-Z

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    my team captain always drinks coke..no water gator-aid nothing but coke
     
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  22. vive le beau jeu !

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    it would work even better... but i'm not sure how these old bottles taste today (if ever some still exist !). ;)
     
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    He's a professional athlete, I'm sure he knows what he is doing. He has a number of people and trainers watching after him to make sure he is ok. I doubt after the time he took off last year, the trainers would allow him to drink or eat anything that would hamper his performance during a match.
     
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  24. ollinger

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    So is this entire thread based on the unsubstantiated thought that drinking a coke during a match must be a bad thing??
     
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  25. heninfan99

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    Silent sponsorship.
     
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  26. Relinquis

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    it would be awesome if he decided to have a cheese burger during a changeover and went on to win the match.

    i can only imagine the ensuing threads on this forum...
     
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  27. mbm0912

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    I would think that Cookie Dough Sport would be the best option here.
     
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  28. heninfan99

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    It does seem that many players these days don't like bananas as much.
     
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  29. Pickle9

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    Dennis10s has a full sponsorship from 7-11 for diet Coke big gulps.
     
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  30. babolat king

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    Correct

    10char.
     
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  31. heninfan99

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    Are you THE Balolat King of YouTube fame???
     
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  32. chippy17

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    doesn't water have electrolytes in it

    I drink coke (flatish) and water when I play tennis, along with the odd banana
     
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  33. augustobt

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    Yes, he borrowed some with Gasquet.
     
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  34. babolat king

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    Umm I dont think so?? Unless it is something cool then...yes.
     
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  35. always_crosscourt

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    Coke is bad for you. That's why Isner doesn't drink Coke.

    But he can still serve anyone off the court.
     
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  36. heninfan99

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    There's a Babolat King YouTube channel and the guy records his matches and posts them.

     
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  37. Magnetite

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    Maybe he was low on sugar.
     
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  38. NineMileSkid

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    Drinking a Coke during a match? Monfils is going old school!
     
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  39. bjsnider

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    Is this real coke or is this special coke made by the company's Pro Shop? Or is this just a can painted to look like coke?
     
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  40. babolat king

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    Oh ok, I am not the same Babolat King.
     
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  41. Al Czervik

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    If he drank Coke throughout the match, that is bad for him. If he just had a can or two, especially in the fifth, I completely understand. It's not much different than eating an energy bar, plus Coke is pretty good for settling an upset stomach.
     
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  42. Matt H.

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    maybe the man just had a craving and wanted a coke?

    can't it ever be that simple?
     
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  43. Al Czervik

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    I remember some quote about Pete wanting to eat a pizza the night before his RG semi with Kafelnikov. He stuck to his rigid diet and had no energy the next day. In hindsight, I think he feels his body craved that pizza for a reason.
     
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  44. gregor.b

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    Me too, but usually only in the summer and near the end of the match when energy is getting low. I am usually dehydrated by then anyway, but I find the sugar/caffeine boost helps.
     
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  45. heninfan99

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    I'm drinking a Mexican Coke right now. It has real sugar in it not fructose. Tastes a bit better & smoother.
     
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  46. PaulFCB

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    I like Cherry Coke and Dr. Pepper, Mofils might need to reconsider his soft drink preferences.
     
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  47. West Coast Ace

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    Great thread. This is a topic that had to be debated.

    Federer's water bottle is really vodka martinis - shaken, not stirred.
     
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  48. MK2411

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    he needed sugar. coke contains sugar. all there is to it.
    doctors drink coke during long surgeries
     
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  49. CCNM

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    +1...and it's not nearly as sweet as the Coca-Cola made in the US.
     
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  50. TroutSc

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    Had some bud light at changeover tonight.
     

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