Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by roddick_rulz, May 28, 2010.
Why would she do this?
probably because it tastes good
The twelve or so teaspoons of sugar is good for you.
I remeber Becker drinking cans of coke @ Wimbledon.
Cause she is part of "the next generation".
Because she hasn't read the articles about what soda will do to her body.
lost 3 match points on her serve, maybe she needs to hold off on the caffeine
Actually pretty funny given how people on this board ruminate obsessively about which overpriced electrolyte solution to keep in their bags. I play best when I drink black coffee between gulps of water in a tennis match.
The only soda I drink nowadays is Diet Ginger Ale. Nice taste, nice fizz, settles my stomach, feels cool. Believes it helps in digestion too (if it really has ginger in it, haven't checked).
Yep. Loved his coca-cola did Boris.
well Boris could close out matches and actually win tournaments, Petrova on the other hand couldn't close a door
Goes to show Coke > Pepsi.
Any what does one soda a day do? Please elaborate.
I tend to avoid soda as well, but have drunk Coke Zero before a match before if I'm not feeling well. For some reason Coke has always settled my stomach. I'm not talking nerves, just nausea due to sickness or maybe in my younger days a little too much the night before. In fact my favorite hangover recipe is regular Coke, Big Mac and fries. I rarely eat it any other time. Kinda like the heavy mud BP is trying...it seems to overwhelm whatever is going on down there in my stomach!
I think some studies have show caffeine to have some athletic performance enhancing effects...how large I have no idea. Its debatable whether caffeine is a mild diuretic from what I've read the 12 oz of liquid in a caffeinated soda far outweighs any diuretic effect of the caffeine. Drinking a Coke (Pepsi in this case) might increase urination, but so does drinking water!
One article (there are many): http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/04/health/nutrition/04real.html
probably a marketing scheme, not really pepsi
Especially when it's made with HFCS.
Lolz like the NBA players drinking cups of "Gatorade" it's really just water lolz.
Maybe she has a deal with Pepsi.
I know if was on the ATP tour, I'd become a sponsor *****
I'm excited to watch the end of this match though.
It's 7 games all in the 3rd set, and they suspended play...
Sampras also used to drink Coke during matches, he had a slight iron deficiency in his blood and it helped keep his energy up apparently.
I guess Petrova just wanted a little extra sugar rush and the mild burst of energy it brings.
Diet I hope...
Because Pepsi is for champions
Somewhere in my storage unit I have saved articles about all the nasty things soda/diet soda can do to you. It's even worse for women, with a possible link to osteoporosis. I used the information to convince myself to stop drinking it except on the rarest of occasions. I have a weakness for ginger ale, but I am going to learn how to make my own this summer. It's supposed to be fairly easy.
Anyhoo, here's one recent article about soda's affect on the body: http://www.grist.org/article/another-reason-to-stay-away-from-soda-high-phosphate-levels
This is self explanatory.
wow that kid can jump high
Maybe it was Coke with a Pepsi pj
Maybe she's been hanging with Agassi and 'Slim'.
Just another of those things that pros, ppl like Agassi, Fed, Nad, Becker (above clip) whoever, are paid to hold in their hand, wear on their body, put in their mouth, pour down their throat ... and then lie about it.
I know it's a different, more informed time now, but back in the 1970s, it was common for many players to drink Coke during the changeovers. I've seen some of the Tennis Channel Classics in the 1970s, and there is Chris Evert sipping Coke on the changeovers. Wimbledon used to have a cooler behind the umpire's chair with cans of Coke. And the players used to have to get their own drink from the cooler!!! Bottom line is, drink whatever works for you.
A lot of players back in the 80's and earlier drank soda, I remember watching a few McEnroe matches where he would drink coke during the change overs, they usually wouldn't drink it out of a can but from a cup instead.
I thought Jimmy Connors drank coke.
Bit of sugar and caffeine would help. Not so great for the teeth.
You are confused, those players 'did' coke, they didn't drink Coke.
Because a Coke is too expensive for her
Maybe she had a sore throat that was bothering her.
Coke/pepsi works fairly well in lieu of cough syrup, in fact that's the only time I ever consider drinking these things.
One time I was at a minor league baseball game with my brother and we were in the stands above the bullpen talking to the pitchers that were warming up. At one point one of them got himself a cup of coffee. I thought it was pretty amusing-thought you athletes drank water and/or Gatorade.
To keep her sugar level high enough most likely.
maybe venus should have drank pepsi as well. :/
I've cut way back on my Coke/DrPepper intake, but the time I still drink it is during tennis matches. Caffeine has been shown to improve performance and in athletic events lasting a while, sugar also helps. Pretty much the same as drinking Gatorade with caffeine.
It was actually a Jolt Cola paint job....
Yeah I wouldn't be surprised - coke is so much better. Coke is good for you - its acid neutralises fatty foods, I can't imagine eating pizza, duck or dimsum without coke.
Drinking soda in moderation will do nothing to hinder their athletic performance, and in some ways might even help it. I'm sure they drink water as well.
One of the best hockey player in the world drinking coke on the bench: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3YExipt7yI
Seriously, I know drinking sugared cola isn't exactly healthy, and doesn't really seem like the thing a pro athlete would do, but it really can be beneficial.
I have low blood sugar and can get run down on the tennis court if I play too long. Sugared cola can provide a very quick spike in blood sugar level with the added kick of the caffeine. And because the it's a high caloric drink, it doesn't take that much for it to work.
Even for players with no blood sugar issues, the combination of dense sugar and caffeine can provide a boost. The only issue would be if the carbonation upset your stomach or if you drank a lot too quickly and then later experienced some sort of crash.
But, as un-pro-athlete as it seems, I really don't think it's that odd. True, they could drink pure fruit juice, which is also high in sugar, but all the sugar is going to be burned off anyway, so it really doesn't matter. Plus, citric acid can also upset the stomach.
Caffeine does help athletic performance, but knowing Petrova and her head games she plays with herself, I would suggest she not take any stimulants
Soda can make stomach Upset...
I saw Bagdatis polish off a can of Coke and a can of Sprite while he was playing in the qualies during Cincy in 2009. He drank both cans over 2 or 3 changeovers.
American soda is flavored with HFCS, which has a lot of fructose and may contain mercury contamination. Fructose does not raise a person's blood sugar level and also has nasty side-effects in the large amounts a person gets from soda.
If someone wants to get a spike of blood sugar and caffeine, then that person should pop a glucose tablet with some tea or caffeinated water.
Soda causes burping and cavities as well. Most sodas have preservatives like sorbic acid and colorants with questionable health effects, too.
This "soda is a good thing" stuff is just nonsense. Soda is not a good thing and neither are doughnuts or crab rangoon.
She saw Joan Crawford's ghost in the stands??
Cool a woman who drinks coke! in the wta tennis match!! i like that
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