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Tennisisms

maratski
02-04-2005, 10:42 PM
There are many players on the Tour who's native language isn't English. They speak the language well, but sometimes they come up with some nice (I think non-existant) words or expressions. Post them here :)

Marat Safin In a pre-final (2004) interview in Melbourne he said that drinking beer CLEAN'S UP his mind.

Juanca He plays tennis from the base of the line.

I notice Spanish players using the term "tennistically". I've never heard of it.

LiZpHaIr
02-04-2005, 11:28 PM
Aggresitivity!

Rogiman
02-04-2005, 11:41 PM
JCF also likes putting alot of "pression" on his opponents

MisterQ
02-04-2005, 11:56 PM
JCF also likes putting alot of "pression" on his opponents

On a related note, it isn't uncommon to hear people use "pressurize" when they probably should use the verb "pressure." I don't think you can pressurize a person, unless you inject air into them. ;)

mitalidas
02-04-2005, 11:59 PM
"nalbandian plays contra tennis" (Rogi Bogi)

roisin
02-05-2005, 01:32 AM
"i was on the good way to win" - jcf

"i did the final" - jcf

oh ad "you know". thats a nessecary phrase for jc post match interviews. ;)

mitalidas
02-05-2005, 01:46 AM
i was as nervous as a wreck :lol:

monica seles, in the late 1980s, pre-US citizenship

wipeout
02-05-2005, 03:15 AM
Irina Spirlea - "she thinks she's the f*cking Venus Williams"

I know what she meant but it's the way she says it. :lol:

"She thinks since she's f*cking Venus Williams that..." is obviously what she was trying to say. :)

Chloe le Bopper
02-05-2005, 03:20 AM
Both Moya and Ferrero have said "I won him" instead of "I beat him" when talking about past opponents or what not.

howardean
02-05-2005, 03:26 AM
maratski, very interesting thread!

i seem to recall anna k talking about her "tennis-ing" (or maybe that was just a saturday night live skit...)

warfreakbix
02-05-2005, 03:35 AM
Marat's brain fight, had me ROTFLMFAO! :bounce:

Leena
02-05-2005, 04:43 AM
Hehe... English is the 2nd language of many players.

Giggles.

Stupid bitch.

Ferrero Forever
02-05-2005, 04:48 AM
tennistically just everything ferrero says.

Minimum_Chips
02-05-2005, 06:48 AM
Hrbaty described federer blocking back his opponents booming serves by saying "he just puts his hand there". Hrbaty butchers the english language.
strycova said of myskina "she's very quickly" instead of "she can run fast".

CooCooCachoo
02-05-2005, 06:58 AM
i was as nervous as a wreck :lol:

monica seles, in the late 1980s, pre-US citizenship

:lol:

wimbledonfan
02-05-2005, 01:59 PM
"You know I thought I played a fantastic match . My serve was just unbelievable and I was going for my shots . Even when i'm not playing my best tennis you know , I think I can beat all the players because i'm a fantastic player . It's going to take a fantastic player to beat me this year . "

The great Roger Federer speaks

RogerRocks
02-05-2005, 02:02 PM
Aggresitivity!

does not exist? really?
how is it said then?

misyou25
02-05-2005, 02:11 PM
:haha:

howardean
02-05-2005, 02:14 PM
does not exist? really?
how is it said then?

aggression

btw, that roger quote is priceless :p

MisterQ
02-05-2005, 03:47 PM
does not exist? really?
how is it said then?

I would have agreed with howardean and said "aggression." However, I looked into it and it's more complicated than that!


All three of these terms are in my unabridged dictionary:

aggression
aggressiveness
aggressivity

The last two are both listed as the noun form of "aggressive."

When I looked in some other dictionaries, "aggressivity" was not listed, which might mean that it is uncommon or outdated. At any rate, I'm sure that's why it sounded strange to me and others. But technically I guess it's correct! ;)

One note on shades of meaning: "aggression" seems to emphasize violence and hostility; whereas as "aggressiveness" and "aggressivity" are more mild, stemming from the adjective "aggressive," which can be more benign (assertive, bold, energetic).

:)

PaulieM
02-05-2005, 05:35 PM
I would like to thank all the people that worked on my body- maria sharapova
i think she was trying to thank her trainers etc. who knew that after living in the U.S. for more than 10 yrs she somehow still can't speak english...;)

RogerRocks
02-05-2005, 06:55 PM
I would have agreed with howardean and said "aggression." However, I looked into it and it's more complicated than that!


All three of these terms are in my unabridged dictionary:

aggression
aggressiveness
aggressivity

The last two are both listed as the noun form of "aggressive."

When I looked in some other dictionaries, "aggressivity" was not listed, which might mean that it is uncommon or outdated. At any rate, I'm sure that's why it sounded strange to me and others. But technically I guess it's correct! ;)

One note on shades of meaning: "aggression" seems to emphasize violence and hostility; whereas as "aggressiveness" and "aggressivity" are more mild, stemming from the adjective "aggressive," which can be more benign (assertive, bold, energetic).

:)

good explanantion Q.
thanks :)

RogiFan88
02-05-2005, 11:18 PM
Juanqui says "in house" to mean "at home" or literally "en casa", for example:

"He's playing in house so it is normal he has support" -- Juanqui-ism

wimbledonfan
02-05-2005, 11:25 PM
Stay tuned for more Roger quotes . :))

RogiFan88
02-07-2005, 01:19 AM
Another Juanqui-ism:

"he won me" = "he beat me"

Other Spanish-speaking players also say this.

Maratski, this is becoming a Juanqui-ism thread!! ;)

RogiFan88
02-07-2005, 01:22 AM
OK, here's what Rogi said at the end of a match vs. Hewitt:

"LLeyton said something to me in Australian" ;)

Rogiman
02-07-2005, 01:26 AM
Roger also says often:
"From beginning to start" :retard:

marilag
02-07-2005, 01:54 AM
On a related note, it isn't uncommon to hear people use "pressurize" when they probably should use the verb "pressure." I don't think you can pressurize a person, unless you inject air into them. ;)

This is British usage, I think.

kiro
02-07-2005, 02:22 AM
OK, here's what Rogi said at the end of a match vs. Hewitt:

"LLeyton said something to me in Australian" ;)

LMAO :lol:

mitalidas
02-07-2005, 02:26 AM
"LLeyton said something to me in Australian" ;)

lleyton: todie is a beautiful die, mite :rocker2:
Roger: what? wat? qu'est que c'est? che? :rolleyes:

wipeout
02-07-2005, 03:01 AM
Roger also says often:
"From beginning to start" :retard:

:lol:

star
02-07-2005, 03:18 AM
Agressivity is also in my Websters Collegiate Dictionary. But I've never heard an native English speaker use the term. One would usually say agressiveness or agression depending on the context.

MisterQ
02-07-2005, 03:49 AM
This is British usage, I think.

I think you may be right. :) I have a British friend who says pressurise when referring to pressuring people to do something. I still don't like it -- I see no reason why pressure is not the better verb choice here -- but I guess these things do evolve over time... ;)

Billabong
02-07-2005, 03:53 AM
Hingis says "Venus Villiams" lol;)

maratski
02-07-2005, 09:35 AM
Another Juanqui-ism:

"he won me" = "he beat me"

Other Spanish-speaking players also say this.

Maratski, this is becoming a Juanqui-ism thread!! ;)

I heart Juanqui-isms and that's why I started the thread!

Ferrero Forever
02-07-2005, 10:35 AM
OK, here's what Rogi said at the end of a match vs. Hewitt:

"LLeyton said something to me in Australian" ;)
i'm an aussie and i was thinking whats wrong with that lol