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Why Rafa is called "Piggy"

This question has been repeatedly popping up in many threads so I decided to answer it here via a link to an old post:

i want this to be be rafas tournament

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Re: Why Rafa is called "Piggy"

I expected sth wittier, but if that makes you happy, feel free to use it
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Re: Why Rafa is called "Piggy"

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I expected sth wittier, but if that makes you happy, feel free to use it
No wittier than Duck or Potato but thanks anyway...
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Why RonE calls Rafa "Piggy"

Rafa has a couple of cool other nicknames, though.
El Niño
The Prodigy
The Spanish Bull
El Conquistador
...and some more
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Re: Why Rafa is called "Piggy"

sort of a wild boar...but also vvery endearing, as in the talking "pig" movies. It works for me
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Re: Why Rafa is called "Piggy"

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No wittier than Duck or Potato but thanks anyway...
Try calling Piggy to Federer and you´ll get a bunch of nails scratching your face
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Try calling Piggy to Federer and you´ll get a bunch of nails scratching your face
Well he already has been called everything from Rabbit to Ostrich to Squashed Melon Nose
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Re: Why Rafa is called "Piggy"

Pocahontas, Lilo

"Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another" .. Madonna

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Re: Why Rafa is called "Piggy"

This nickname is way too cute for someone like him
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Re: Why Rafa is called "Piggy"

Does Mirkaland know about this?
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Re: Why Rafa is called "Piggy"

because he looks like a pig

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Re: Why Rafa is called "Piggy"

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Re: Why Rafa is called "Piggy"

mowgli is a good one. How about "sitting bull". He does sorta have the apache indian look!
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Re: Why Rafa is called "Piggy"

Mowgli is a better nickname for him than Piggy. At least with Mowgli you can immediately see why hes called that, but I'm still struggling to see how his grunt or movement resembles a pig
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Re: Why Rafa is called "Piggy"

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Yes... Mowgli
good nickname

"Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another" .. Madonna

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