Good day tennis fans and welcome back to the
Tennis Now Countdown show. Tennis players are incredible athletes, and an important
part of staying in shape is watching what they eat. So what do tennis players eat? Let’s
take a look at the top tennis eating habits! Patty Schnyder was convinced by her coach
that it would help her game to drink three liters of orange juice a day, and to become
a vegan. Schnyder had 17-year career so maybe there was something to all that vitamin C.
Ever since, Venus Williams discovered she was suffering from the autoimmune disease
Sjögren’s Syndrome, Williams has become a vegan. “I changed my diet completely, so
lots of vegetables. I altered my mind frame completely because I used to be a person who
always ate their steak first and their salad second.” Williams also drinks a lot of juices
now for energy boosts. When practicing as a child, every time Bartoli
hit a target, her father would reward her with candy. Since then Bartoli has developed
a big sweet tooth, and indulges her candy cravings every now and then.
On her arrival in the United States, Martina Navratilova fell in love with the American
fast-food chains that she put on a great deal of weight. “Yes, I Big Mac’d across America,”
Navratilova has recalled of those days, though she soon banned cheeseburgers and binged instead
on steamed vegetables. During changeovers, you can occasionally catch
Maria Sharapova snacking on a banana, and at the 2006 US Open the banana lover sparked
an illegal coaching controversy after her father, looked over at his daughter and held
up a banana reminding her to eat. “If someone tells me to eat a banana, do you think that’s
the reason why I’m going to win a match? This is great advice, we should tell all the
junior players to, you know, have a banana, and they’re all going to win. Great.”
In 2010, Mardy Fish cut out the junk food to lose thirty pounds in three months. “You
see a lot of guys go downhill as they get older, but I’m going the other way, and
that’s mostly because of diet,” Fish has said. Fish cut out food like pizzas and cheeseburgers. The young Canadian Milos Raonic enjoys his
red meat! Raonic likes to enjoy a medium rare steak that’s a little bloody the night before
his matches. In 2010, Novak Djokovic adopted the diet that
changed tennis. His team discovered Djokovic is allergic to gluten, and after adjusting
his diet, he lost weight and began moving better. Before the diet Djokovic had to regularly
deal with allergies and breathing difficulties, and since the diet change, Djokovic has won
5 grand slams. “We established I am allergic to some food ingredients like gluten — it
means I can’t eat stuff like pizza, pastas and bread,” –Novak Djokovic.
No one loves sushi as much as Murray does. Andy’s record is about 50 pieces of sushi
in one sitting. And like Djokovic, Murray has adopted a gluten free diet. “The diet
has given me more energy. I miss being able to pick up a menu and order what I want, or
to eat what I want — like bread when you’re waiting for your food to come in a restaurant.
It can be quite frustrating when everyone else is dunking their bread in olive oil or
smearing it with butter. It’s also a bit of pain not being able to eat a regular yogurt,
but it’s been worth it.” That’s it for our top tennis eating habits,
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14 thoughts on “Top Tennis Player Diets – Tennis Now Countdown Show”

  1. "i used to be the kind of person that ate their steak first and their salad second" oh dear god! i hope i never descend into such a reckless living style.

  2. Yes, it is amazing that out of the billions of people on earth, this is the guy they chose as their speaker and as the face of their brand. "Uh, pause, stutter…"

  3. 1.this guy sounds more boring than the automated voice vides sometimes have. 2.he is plucking his brows and he shouldn't?

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