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每日跟讀#662: About Sports - Tennis players and Boxing

體育: 網球員與拳擊

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Tomic stripped of £45,000 Wimbledon prize money for tanking/托米克因輸得難看,被撤銷4萬5000英鎊溫布頓獎金

Australia’s Bernard Tomic was stripped of his entire £45,000 Wimbledon prize money on Thursday for tanking in his first round match which was over in just 58 minutes.


"It is the opinion of the referee that the performance of Bernard Tomic in his first round match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga did not meet the required professional standards," the All England Club said in a statement.


"Therefore he has been fined the maximum amount of £45,000 which will be deducted from prize money."


When Tomic was asked if he was happy with the effort he was making on court at Wimbledon, he snapped:"Next question" and refused to answer other questions.


Tomic has run foul of the Wimbledon authorities in the past. Two years ago, he was fined after admitting he had faked an injury and complained of being bored in defeat to Germany’s Mischa Zverev.



Left-handed boxers win more fights 左撇子拳擊手贏更多比賽

Left-handed people are better fighters than their right-handed counterparts because they catch them off guard, new research has found.


Researchers studied data on the careers of 10,000 professional boxers and mixed martial arts fighters. They found that when a left-handed fighter fought a right-handed competitor, around 54 per cent of the time the left-handed fighter got a higher rating.


According to the "fighting hypothesis," right-handed people are more used to fighting fellow right-handers due to the relative rarity of left-handed people. As a result, left-handed people have a competitive advantage in combat because their opponents are likely to be disoriented by their fighting stance.


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