pros drinking coke?

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  1. barradaza

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    I've been watching some video from this last Australian Open and from 2005 and noticed that Hewitt drinks a can of coke during his matches. Do any other players do this, and how would coke help during a match?
     
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  2. Jackie T. Stephens

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    He does?? I need proof.
     
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  3. autumn_leaf

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    ummm it's caffiene and sugar...so...energy...
     
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  4. barradaza

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    yeah but any kind of soda should cause cramps or dehydrate. i think.:confused:
     
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  5. barradaza

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    If you watch his match vs. Nadal during the AUS Open '05 or '07 AUS Open vs. Baghdatis. Those are two times that i noticed it, but i'd have to imagine there's others.
     
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  6. DJG

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    There has been other players as well drinking Coke. Who knows, maybe it is a PJ-ed can? ;)
     
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    When I saw J-Mac playing dubs at the SAP Open couple years ago, he was drinking coke on changeovers. haha
     
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    HAHAHAHHA
    That would be so unprofessional.
    I only drink gatorade and water on the court.

    NEVER ANYTHING THAT WOULD DEHYDRATE YOUR SYSTEM.

    wow this shows why hewitt hasn't been winning.
     
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  9. junbumkim

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    They mostly drink it b/c they feel like they need an instant boost of energy.
    I don't think they are going to get that dehydrated from a can of soda. Also, they are constantly hydrating themselves between changeovers.

    I remember reading an Sampras interview after his famous match against Corretja at 96 US Open. He said he started drinking some Pepsi b/c he felt like he needed some energy so he wanted to take in some sugar.
     
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  10. viktorkwan

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    The pros who have been spotted drinking coke don't do it every match.

    They only do it when they need an instant energy boost. Besides Coke, they still continue to rehydrate themselves with water or sports drinks with electrolytes etc.

    I think the Bryan Brothers eat some glucose gel during their matches. That's to give them energy boosts as well.
     
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    Weird, I thought when one perspires, they lose electrolytes in sweat solutions. Coke is high in sugar... that doesn't replace the electrolytes...
     
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  12. Messarger

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    Wouldnt banana be a better choice? Considering it digest quickly.
     
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  13. raiden031

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    I drink coffee during matches sometimes and its far more of a diaretic than coke. Unless its 100 degrees, its not a big deal. On a day of mild temperature, I can go 3 sets without a sip of water and still feel fine.
     
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    Boris did it all the time. fast assimilation sugar and caffeine... faster than bananas, coffee, glucose gel... just be sure to compensate with water...
     
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  15. 15_ounce

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    :) Ahahah you made me laugh.... I know a group of players in the club where I play who always drink cans of beers after they finish playing... but not during playing ... hahahah i wonder if they would be able to swing at the ball...
     
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    I've been know to play an easy set of two after a beer (or two) - it actually gets to you quite quickly, you cannot feel the effects yet, but your game does.
     
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    Jimmy Connors' pre-match meal -- two hamburgers and THREE glasses of Coca-Cola (as reported by Tennis Magazine). He did pretty well with Coke on board. I've consumed Coke during matches; it's fine as long as other players don't mind the belching.
     
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  18. Gorecki

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    Martina also did nice with coke...
     
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    i've seen many guys playing in my clubs in South East Asia over 100F playing some intense match and drink beer when they change over.. some of them smokes.. YES.. they smoke when they change over and gosh.. they play very well.. they bet thousand of dollars on the match so they must be serious.. they are not PROs though..
     
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    Wouldn't surprise me because when my dad did an iron man he drank coke.
     
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    Sampras did it...
     
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    I think that it should be Pro's drinking pepsi?
     
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    i remember during the rain delay at the wimbledon final in 2004 Jmac said federer snacked on snickers and coke during the delay to bump up his energy level. maybe he's an adherent of the haagen-daas diet as well.
     
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    alexander ovechkin (arguably the best hockey player in the world) drinks coke in matches
     
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    Caffeine gets a bad rap from the media - because kids drink tons of sugary sodas and don't exercise at all. This world wouldn't function without caffeine. The dehydration thing is ridiculous - you'd have to drink 12 or more and not drink anything else to risk it. The pros drink plenty of water and gatorade-like liquids.

    A little caffeine is good. But you have to be careful and know your limits. If you take in too much you might lose the ability to hit touch shots. Think 'jitters'.
     
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  26. S H O W S T O P P E R !

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    He hasn't been winning because he had hip surgery. And he can't you know, move very well.
     
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    Nope. Coke is the choice of the Champions. On that thought, maybe Hewitt was drinking Pepsi? :twisted:
     
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    2 years ago i ballboyed at the US OPEN for a pro who specifically asked for a coke, and we only had diet but he took it anyway.
    so, there is no sugar or caffeine in diet coke so why did he take it?
     
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  29. CanadianChic

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    Maybe he was thirsty?
     
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    I usually drink beer at change overs, during play, and before matches. Especially dull ones when I don't care which one of the lower ranked players wins.
     
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    Until a few years ago, Coke was banned during the Tour de France. Now you see riders drinking it while riding during the stages.
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HZ8tDEf0JY

    2:55
     
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    Doesnt drinking soda cause Weight Gain? Its just empty calories with all the crap sugar
     
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  34. tenzinrocks

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    maybe the bottle was coke for advertisement only??
     
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    Could be a placebo affect.
     
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    Does Diet Coke not contain any caffeine? I've always been under the impression that it does. Or maybe the ones being sold outside the US contain caffeine, and those sold within US don't?

    I've heard of players drinking flat Coke as well. It gives them the sugar and caffeine hit, but at the same time remove the negative effects such as throwing up Sampras-style...
     
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    we need phil to chime in on this. check out his signature! we could add henman to that list!
     
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    diet coke has all the caffeine of regular coke. i used to drink regular but the corn syrup messes up my stomach. i love me the caffeine though... i drink tons of diet coke.
     
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  40. Julieta

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    It doesn't have sugar. And in the States, most sodas are crap with cheap sweeteners....you have to go to the Mexican areas and buy Mexican coke. It is much better!
     
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  41. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    dehydrating or not, drinking an ice cold soda is one of the more refreshing thing you do when you're depleted of energy.

    In my opinion, it's the best sport drink for me, cause it works on my mind.
     
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    This is an old, old, trick for a quick energy pick me up. It was the energy gel/drink before they even existed.
     
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