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Nicknames that players have for each other

FrogBurger
10-17-2004, 09:28 AM
Im sure there have been threads about fan nicknames for players, but what about nicknames players have amongst themselves. at RG 2004, I heard one player refer to Jonas Bjorkman as JB. Do fans call Bjorkman JB? or is this just an interplayer thing? what other nicknames do players have for each other?

RonE
10-17-2004, 09:50 AM
Well, I think it's safe to say that Hewitt and Roddick don't refer to each other as 'Duck' and 'Potato' respectively :o

misyou25
10-17-2004, 09:53 AM
lol....great. and you say i hate federer.... you all hate roddick instead:)

ae wowww
10-17-2004, 09:55 AM
All the British boys:
Mark Hilton 'Hilts'
Mark Petchey 'Petch'
Lee Childs 'Chinky'
Alex Bogdanovic 'Boggo'

Björki
10-17-2004, 10:08 AM
Jonas Björkman "Bjösse"
Magnus Norman "Nors"
Thomas Enqvist "Tompa"
Joachim Johansson "Pim Pim"
Thomas Johansson "Toker"

Nicolas Kiefer "Kiwi"
Rainer Schüttler "Shaker"

babsi
10-17-2004, 10:38 AM
Hi,misyou25 - I don´t get what prometed you to write such an reply :(

In an world of uncertainty there is one thing I know for sure,whatever you write
makes
a) no sense to me
or
b) I don´t agree with

Just an observation (I don´t hate you)

Daniel
10-17-2004, 10:56 AM
do players call Andy "duck" ??? :lol:

FrogBurger
10-17-2004, 11:59 AM
I am not sure if in these answers these are names that players call each other. I heard several players refer to Bjorkman as JB. I am really curious what nicknames players have for each other. has anyone else heard another player refer to Jonas as JB? Can I call Jonas by his nickname if i see him at Bercy?

Nymeria
10-17-2004, 12:29 PM
Well, I think it's safe to say that Hewitt and Roddick don't refer to each other as 'Duck' and 'Potato' respectively :o

:haha: it would be funny if they did. Especially Potato *can't stop laughing*

Kristen
10-17-2004, 01:18 PM
I am not sure if in these answers these are names that players call each other. I heard several players refer to Bjorkman as JB. I am really curious what nicknames players have for each other. has anyone else heard another player refer to Jonas as JB? Can I call Jonas by his nickname if i see him at Bercy?
Fingers crossed Juan Balcells isnt around ;)
I'm gonna sound a bit Juanqui-Lover ish when I say this... but when Jonas is around I don't pay much attention to anyone else. Only three other guys :yeah: I havent noticed anyone call him JB... In the yahoo group we sometimes refer to him as that when we get lazy :rolleyes:. I just call him "hey, Jonas!"

mitalidas
10-17-2004, 02:46 PM
does anyone call jan-michael hollywood to his face? its less cumbersome than saying Jan-Michael anyway

mitalidas
10-17-2004, 03:07 PM
All the British boys:
Mark Hilton 'Hilts'
Mark Petchey 'Petch'
Lee Childs 'Chinky'
Alex Bogdanovic 'Boggo'

wow, no one could get away with calling anyone Chinky in the States . it is not PC, not appropriate here
but I've noticed such differences in general between the Great Britain and its colony

Gigan
10-17-2004, 03:12 PM
All the British boys:
Mark Hilton 'Hilts'
Mark Petchey 'Petch'
Lee Childs 'Chinky'
Alex Bogdanovic 'Boggo'

Never heard those names...

And Tim Henman? What about his n.n.?
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Gigan
10-17-2004, 03:14 PM
Jonas Björkman "Bjösse"
Magnus Norman "Nors"
Thomas Enqvist "Tompa"
Joachim Johansson "Pim Pim"
Thomas Johansson "Toker"

Nicolas Kiefer "Kiwi"
Rainer Schüttler "Shaker"

Alternate: "Tom Pim"?

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mitalidas
10-17-2004, 03:31 PM
Never heard those names...

And Tim Henman? What about his n.n.?
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its, COMEONTIM

misyou25
10-17-2004, 04:31 PM
do players call Andy "duck" ??? :lol:
what a nice comment

misyou25
10-17-2004, 04:32 PM
why do you call leyton potato?

Gigan
10-17-2004, 04:53 PM
its, COMEONTIM
Thanks,

Good nickname for Tim...


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Yonge
10-17-2004, 05:08 PM
In Toronto, Max Mirnyi called Mahesh Bhupati and Leander Paes "the black force" after losing the doubles title to them. Leander then jokingly said he could almost sue Max for discrimination! :D

Gigan
10-17-2004, 06:59 PM
Check pic for AA nick name -->


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Aleksa's Laydee
10-17-2004, 07:57 PM
Jonas Björkman "Bjösse"
Magnus Norman "Nors"
Thomas Enqvist "Tompa"
Joachim Johansson "Pim Pim"
Thomas Johansson "Toker"

Nicolas Kiefer "Kiwi"
Rainer Schüttler "Shaker"

aka Tojo :D
and i also call Joachim Johansson 'Pimpino' sometimes :lol:

Aleksa's Laydee
10-17-2004, 07:58 PM
Never heard those names...

And Tim Henman? What about his n.n.?
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Crap head :haha: (no wait thats the nick name i use for him ;))

Aleksa's Laydee
10-17-2004, 08:00 PM
All the British boys:
Mark Hilton 'Hilts'
Mark Petchey 'Petch'
Lee Childs 'Chinky'
Alex Bogdanovic 'Boggo'

Andrew Murray 'Andy' ;)

Other nick names for Alex Bogdanovic are: Boggie, Boggy and Bog

Fee
10-17-2004, 08:02 PM
Andy once called James Blake and Mardy Fish 'Jimmy Jam and the Fishman' so when I met James in Febraury I called him Jimmy Jam and he gave me the strangest look. I don't know if any of the players actually call Nic 'Kiwi', but I've heard his coach call him Nicky. I'll try to remember to ask JMG if he has any real nicknames anymore. I think the 'Hollywood' thing died when Courier left the tour, since he was the one who started it. A lot of the players call Justin G. 'Gimel' (Andre shouted it at him across the arena in San Jose at a practice session which made some people laugh). I also think a lot of the players use the 'Flip' nickname.

And the US is not a colony of Great Britain (its almost the other way around these days), so please join us here in the 21st century...

Deboogle!.
10-17-2004, 08:16 PM
Andy once called James Blake and Mardy Fish 'Jimmy Jam and the Fishman' so when I met James in Febraury I called him Jimmy Jam and he gave me the strangest look.


:spit: :haha: oh god I was eating :haha:

mitalidas
10-17-2004, 09:03 PM
why do you call leyton potato?

there is a long discussion (and explanation) on Roger's Forum

short story-- Kafelnikov in a DC playoff said that he was "going to beat them in those potato fields of Australia" (Of course, K lost)

alfonsojose
10-17-2004, 10:23 PM
Henman - Tim Clijsters :lol:

alfonsojose
10-17-2004, 10:25 PM
I think the 'Hollywood' thing died when Courier left the tour, since he was the one who started it
Jim can't be more obvious :tape:

Billabong
10-18-2004, 02:06 AM
What about OAF:p?

jeanie_sin
10-18-2004, 03:13 AM
i know hewitt calls scud "flip", don't know if other aussie players also do that :)

ally_014
10-18-2004, 05:08 AM
all the aussies call lleyton 'rusty'

RonE
10-18-2004, 11:27 AM
all the aussies call lleyton 'rusty'

How did they come up with that? :scratch:

Ferrero Forever
10-18-2004, 11:32 AM
i've never heard of him being called rusty

Peta Pan
10-18-2004, 11:52 AM
they sound like a really bad version of dj jazzy jeff and the fresh prince... mardy could totally rap, even better if he could break dance... (:

:spit: LMAO @ "Jimmy Jam and the Fishman" I can just see a number one album in the making :lol:

:lol: also at Fee's story about calling Blake 'Jimmy Jam'... I would love to have seen the look on his face

jeanie_sin
10-18-2004, 12:02 PM
i've never heard of him being called rusty

yes, they do call him that

Ferrero Forever
10-18-2004, 12:06 PM
i wasn't saying they didn't, i've just never heard of it.

jeanie_sin
10-18-2004, 12:08 PM
that's because i dont think you pay attention to anyone other than ferrero! ;)

Ferrero Forever
10-18-2004, 12:15 PM
contrary to popular belief, i do like players other then ferrero. Ferrero is my fave so i pay the most attention to him, but i do follows the others too.

Björki
10-18-2004, 01:19 PM
i've never heard of him being called rusty
Darren Cahill called him Rusty. I heard this
in Düsseldorf one year. :)

loner1984
10-18-2004, 09:21 PM
JMGambill calls Paradorn "Scrippy"
Roddick calls Paradorn "PDorn and PDiddy"

I don't know about the PDiddy one though.

Knockers LaBroad
10-18-2004, 09:28 PM
Darren Cahill called him Rusty. I heard this
in Düsseldorf one year. :)
Yup, Cahill started with it.
Press calls the Hewitts the Griswolds, they are a family from a movie.

Sometimes, Lleyts calls himself Rusty...

'In moments of exhortation Lleyton Hewitt occasionally yells "Come on Rusty", a reference to the character Rusty Griswold from the movie Vacation.'

Woodbrigde at DC final:
"I thought he was done, done like a dinner, to be honest," said doubles star Todd Woodbridge. "At two sets all I was telling Rusty [Hewitt] to move his feet faster in the locker room. It's one of the best efforts that I have ever seen at being able to turn a match around

mitalidas
10-18-2004, 10:06 PM
JMGambill calls Paradorn "Scrippy"
Roddick calls Paradorn "PDorn and PDiddy"

I don't know about the PDiddy one though.

In my mind I always call Paradorn "Pardon"

Als
10-19-2004, 01:21 AM
Tommy Haas is "Hasi"

He even had it printed on his t-shirts when he had no sponsor.

Other players, and Red call him that too!

Billabong
10-20-2004, 04:51 PM
and of course there is Guga! All the other players, and the commentators, call him Guga:)!