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Indian Wells tennis players hit by virus
« on: March 12, 2012, 12:54:35 AM »
http://www.nst.com.my/latest/indian-wells-tennis-players-hit-by-virus-1.59351


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PALM SPRINGS: Three more players pulled out of the Indian Wells tennis tournament yesterday with a stomach virus, prompting Palm Springs area health officials to issue a health warning.
 

French 14th seed Gael Monfils, American Vania King and Jurgen Melzer  withdrew from matches yesterday  at the hardcourt tournament. They joined Magdalena  Rybarikova, Philipp Kohlschreiber, Andreas Seppi and Bethanie Mattek-Sands, who  have all complained of stomach problems.
   
King said her symptoms included vomiting and diarrhea.
 
 “Just spent one of the worst nights of my life (gruesome details) fever,  vomiting, diarrhea ... all at the same time ... caught a bug from someone,”  King said on her social networking site Twitter.
 
Palm Spring’s area health officials said players and tennis fans have been  getting sick but added it is not limited to the tennis event. They described it  as an airborne illness and ruled out food poisoning, which many of the players  thought initially might be what was making them sick.
 
“There is currently a Coachella Valley-wide virus which is resulting in  symptoms of nausea and vomiting, fever, and subsequent diarrhea,” the statement  said. “It is self-limited and lasts between 24 and 48 hours. It is transmitted  by air and direct contact and not passed via food.
 
“Emergency Departments across the valley have seen an increase in patients  with these symptoms. At Eisenhower Medical Center, which provides medical  support for the BNP Paribas Open, we have seen increases in overall visits to  the emergency department by about 15 percent over the past week. We have seen  fans and players at the tournament experience these symptoms as well.”    King’s exit meant that her opponent Angelique Kerber of Germany moved onto  the next round.
 
Monfils was replaced in the men’s draw by German lucky loser Bjorn Phau.
 
Melzer, of Austria, lost his singles match earlier Sunday to Thomaz  Bellucci but then withdrew from the doubles competition.
 
American Mattek-Sands did not pull out and opted to continue in doubles and  won her latest match with partner Jarmila Gajdosova.
 
“Food poisoning last night :( not fun... I’ll just have to keep one of  those airplane bags close by today in Dubs!!,” Mattek-Sands wrote on Twitter. -- AFP


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I heard that Federer, Monfils...and other players have gotten this virus.
8 players have already pulled out.....
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Re: Indian Wells tennis players hit by virus
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2012, 01:59:48 AM »
Seven players have been forced to withdraw or retire from the BNP Paribas Open because of a stomach virus that has been going around. Zvonareva, Monfils, Vania King, Melzer, Kohlschreiber, Seppi, and Magdalena Rybarikova pulled out. :sick:


Bethanie Mattek-Sands whos has chosen to play, is also suffering from the stomach flu..Roger Federer says he has a fever and cold that his entire family has caught.& he is not suffering from stomach flu !:)

Officials, ball kids, and journalists have also fallen prey to the bug.:yikes:
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Re: Indian Wells tennis players hit by virus
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2012, 03:17:14 AM »
File again under "Mother nature is a Nadal tard".  :ZZZZZ) :ZZZZZ) :ZZZZZ)

No doubt Nadal's handlers put the virus in the air, giving Nadal and his entourage some special immunization beforehand.  :mad1: :mad1:
« Last Edit: March 12, 2012, 03:20:12 AM by FedFanForever »
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Re: Indian Wells tennis players hit by virus
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2012, 04:59:14 AM »
File again under "Mother nature is a Nadal tard".  :ZZZZZ) :ZZZZZ) :ZZZZZ)

No doubt Nadal's handlers put the virus in the air, giving Nadal and his entourage some special immunization beforehand.  :mad1: :mad1:
you are such a retard sometimes  :rofl_2:. funny sh!t


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Re: Indian Wells tennis players hit by virus
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2012, 05:59:10 AM »
File again under "Mother nature is a Nadal tard".  :ZZZZZ) :ZZZZZ) :ZZZZZ)

No doubt Nadal's handlers put the virus in the air, giving Nadal and his entourage some special immunization beforehand.  :mad1: :mad1:

LOL !1..:D..:D :rofl_2: :rofl_2:
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Re: Indian Wells tennis players hit by virus
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2012, 07:49:02 AM »
File again under "Mother nature is a Nadal tard".  :ZZZZZ) :ZZZZZ) :ZZZZZ)

No doubt Nadal's handlers put the virus in the air, giving Nadal and his entourage some special immunization beforehand.  :mad1: :mad1:

LOL !1..:D..:D :rofl_2: :rofl_2:
I still can't stop laughing. this is the post of the year. Fed FF is crazy but I love his sense of humor  :rofl_2:

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Re: Indian Wells tennis players hit by virus
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2012, 09:38:06 AM »
"While not suffering from the stomach flu, Roger Federer says he has a fever and cold that his entire family has caught."

http://tennis.com/articles/templates/news.aspx?articleid=16820&zoneid=25)

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Re: Indian Wells tennis players hit by virus
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2012, 10:32:29 AM »
Djokovic will wins.

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Re: Indian Wells tennis players hit by virus
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2012, 11:22:38 AM »
Sounds identical to the norovirus that swept through this area several weeks ago.

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/revb/gastro/norovirus.htm

Coincidentally, Nadal was in the area at the same time......
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Re: Indian Wells tennis players hit by virus
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2012, 12:51:38 PM »
Djokovic will wins.

This is the most relevant post in this thread  :rofl_2:


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Re: Indian Wells tennis players hit by virus
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2012, 06:41:36 PM »
Djokovic will wins.

This is the most relevant post in this thread  :rofl_2:

You are right.