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Possible food poisoning scandal in Wimbledon

MaxPower
06-26-2011, 01:32 PM
Soderling explained to media after the Tomic match that he's had stomach illness for days. It had zapped him of all power and he gave the match a shot since it wasn't any risk for his life/injury but in the end he was in no state to compete.

Karol Beck also called for a doctor with the same complaints vs Ferrer. Didn't watch that match so don't know more about that. But it was also stomach illness apparently.

Now some sources say that even more players are affected and there is a rumor it could be food poisoning from the players restaurant. Might know more about this in a few days but it certainly explains the "tiredness" of a few players.

I hope they can pinpoint the source. In many sports people avoid public restaurants during major tournaments to not risk anything. Possibly will lead to more players doing their own food shopping and cooking I don't know. But in the end things like this shouldn't happen in a slam tournament.

I noted in the funny pictures thread that Nadal did some cooking of his own. Not so funny anymore as some people seemed to think :)

MaxPower
06-26-2011, 01:37 PM
Apparently Karol Beck thought it was pasta he had eaten in the players restaurant. Dunno about that but if he said it himself he should know. Rumours are that more than 10 players have issues

Nathaliia
06-26-2011, 01:57 PM
I feel sick anytime I eat food in UK. Kebab places at the Middle Eastern district of London are probably the safest place to go to have something edible.

tnosugar
06-26-2011, 02:01 PM
it's a cultural thing :)

Kiedis
06-26-2011, 02:02 PM
This brat making conspiranoic excuses for a shameful defeat :o

Kiedis
06-26-2011, 02:18 PM
Anyway, the Northern woodcutter should learn from the master.

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/253764_10150213145311026_64822581025_7343021_46941 11_n.jpg
http://i56.tinypic.com/2lufaip.jpg

Filo V.
06-26-2011, 02:22 PM
Those kitchen buffet type things are absolutely disgusting.

Aenea
06-26-2011, 02:42 PM
What Sod and Beck claim could be true. With all that E. coli infections in Germany, France and some other countries in that region in recent times it wouldn't surprise me if there were similar problems in GB.

timafi
06-26-2011, 03:09 PM
this is also being talked on the Tennisforum.com :eek:

besides @RSoderling, 10 players with stomach probs #Wimbledon including Hantuchova, Radwanska, Beck; I'm told it was pasta in players' resto
http://twitter.com/#!/MiguelSeabra/statuses/84681218263752704


http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=438877

Vida
06-26-2011, 03:26 PM
mass poisonings are almost always deliberate. question remains... who did it?

Ljubo_rulz
06-26-2011, 03:27 PM
I always thought these guys should have their personals chefs and this is why. I mean, they make millions, it wont burden their finances.

PiggyGotRoasted
06-26-2011, 03:29 PM
If I was a player at wimbledon, I would eat the cheese and pickle rolls as provided to everyone there. I ate like 4 this week.

Surcouf
06-26-2011, 04:06 PM
Soderling defeat is not that surprising. He was already smocked by Dolgopolov at the Australian Open. He is overrated and will probably lose his number 5 rankings soon.

Fujee
06-26-2011, 04:11 PM
Haha my best friend works in the players kitchen at Wimbledon.

Nasi
06-26-2011, 06:38 PM
Haha my best friend works in the players kitchen at Wimbledon.

Your friend has some explaining to do! ;)

helvet empire
06-26-2011, 07:55 PM
English food stroke again.

ballbasher101
06-26-2011, 08:01 PM
Those who got ill have no one to blame but themselves. Lazy bastards who choose not to cook.

Nasi
06-26-2011, 08:08 PM
Those who got ill have no one to blame but themselves. Lazy bastards who choose not to cook.

Alternatively, cheap/humble bastards who chose not to get hotel suites with full kitchens.

Or, not-wildly-successful bastards who can't afford to spring for full-kitchened suites everywhere they go on the tour.

Mungo
06-26-2011, 08:29 PM
I feel sick anytime I eat food in UK. Kebab places at the Middle Eastern district of London are probably the safest place to go to have something edible.

Enough said. I'm glad Nadal bought his stuff at the supermarket. You can't trust people working at the players restaurant, they could be Fedtards.

ballbasher101
06-26-2011, 08:31 PM
Alternatively, cheap/humble bastards who chose not to get hotel suites with full kitchens.

Or, not-wildly-successful bastards who can't afford to spring for full-kitchened suites everywhere they go on the tour.

You don't need to rent a fancy house or hotel in order to cook good healthy food. These guys travel a lot and should have figured out how to best prepare the food they like to eat by now. It is not rocket science.

Mungo
06-26-2011, 08:33 PM
Haha my best friend works in the players kitchen at Wimbledon.

Is he a Fedtard? That would explain why the joker looked so slow and tired yesterday

Orka_n
06-26-2011, 09:21 PM
Those who got ill have no one to blame but themselves. Lazy bastards who choose not to cook.What a dumb post. If there's a restaurant near the courts that gives you food suited to athletes for free, who wouldn't wanna eat there.

Kiedis
06-26-2011, 09:30 PM
What a dumb post. If there's a restaurant near the courts that gives you free food that is suited to athletes, who wouldn't wanna eat there.

Perhaps some of them don`t want to rely their health to strangers at such a crucial moment.

I have friends who have been working in the hotel industry in London for a disgusting salary and they working many hours every day. Well, they were not very scrupulous, if you know what I mean.

Filo V.
06-26-2011, 09:31 PM
I wouldn't eat there. I'd make my own food.

Garson007
06-26-2011, 09:37 PM
I always thought these guys should have their personals chefs and this is why. I mean, they make millions, it wont burden their finances.
Imagine my surprise that Djokovic only got one at the start of the year. Now I learn nobody else have? How behind the times is Tennis? Maybe it is Djokovic's diet that's making him play well, nobody else on tour seems to have one. Ridiculous really.