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list of most commonly used nicknames please...

sharpeirob
06-12-2005, 10:26 AM
...I am mostly new here and as in the WTAworld they have sprouted obscure and silly names for players which made me confused and have no idea who they were talking about. I would be happy if you could give me lists of the most commonly used nicknames , and maybe why they are called that?
Thanks :) Good reps for the first 10 too

Papakori
06-12-2005, 10:33 AM
Max Mirnyi is refered to as "The Beast" sometimes, that is the only one I know!

Björki
06-12-2005, 11:15 AM
Jonas Björkman - Bjösse
Thomas Johansson - Toker
Joachim Johansson - Pim Pim
Nicolas Kiefer - Kiwi
Mark Philippoussis - Scud
Andy Roddick - A-Rod

That's all I know

ClaycourtaZzZz.
06-12-2005, 11:21 AM
Thomas Johansson-TOJO
Gaston Gaudio-El Gato
Guillermo Coria-El Mago
Mariano Puerta- El Gordo:confused: not sure...

Timariot
06-12-2005, 11:26 AM
Agassi - Bald Eagle, Ageless One
Moya - King Carlos
Kuerten - Guga, Surfboy
Henman - Tiger Tim, Henmanator (lame nicknames made up by British press)
Malisse - X-man
Kafelnikov - Iron Man, Y-man, Zhenya (standard nickname for Yevgeny)
Zabaleta - Z-man
Gambill - Hollywood
Santoro - The Magician
Krajicek - Kracker-Jack, K-star
Rusedski - Grinning Greg
Todd Martin - Mr President (he was a president of the player council, and
looks old as Lincoln)
Becker - Boom-Boom
Rafter - Skunky
Wilander - Vinnare (winner)
Damir Dokic - Mad Dog

Nicknames exclusively used in menstennisforum/wtaworld:

Roddick - Duck(y)
Hewitt - Potato
Safin - Oaf
Moya - Careless Moya

bad gambler
06-12-2005, 11:36 AM
Hewitt - Rusty, llegs

Philippoussis - Scud or Flip

Guccione - Gooch

Truc
06-12-2005, 11:53 AM
On this board:
Coria = The weasel
Safin = Hippo

*Ljubica*
06-12-2005, 12:08 PM
Thomas Johansson-TOJO
Gaston Gaudio-El Gato
Guillermo Coria-El Mago
Mariano Puerta- El Gordo:confused: not sure...


Agustin Calleri is usually the one referred to as "El Gordo" in the Argentine press, though he has lost a lot of weight recently so it's really not fair to call him that anymore.

Nicolas Kiefer is usually called Kiwi here on MTF but I haven't a clue why.
Nicolas Massu is "El Vampiro".

JMG
06-12-2005, 12:12 PM
Maybe: Schüttler - shaker

Björki
06-12-2005, 12:30 PM
Fernando Gonzalez - Fena

buddyholly
06-12-2005, 01:48 PM
Federer: the cow.
Nadal: the bull.

Who's on top?

ae wowww
06-12-2005, 02:08 PM
Gonzalez: Gonzo
Ferrero: Mosquito
T. Johansson: ToJo

RogerRocks
06-12-2005, 02:56 PM
Federer: the cow.
Nadal: the bull.

Who's on top?

the cow...........the cow has a dick too :D

tennischick
06-12-2005, 03:07 PM
Federer: the cow.
Nadal: the bull.

Who's on top?
did Nadal give you permission to out him on this board? :eek:

*Viva Chile*
06-12-2005, 04:37 PM
Fernando González on MTF is Gonzo
In Chile we called Feña (diminutive for Fernando), "El bombardero de La Reina" (La Reina's bomber) or "Mano de piedra" (Stone hand) ;)

robinhood
06-12-2005, 06:58 PM
From Tennis-X,

Fernando "Hot Sauce" Verdasco
Rainer "Shine" Schuettler
Feliciano Lopez: F-Lo, or some people on this board call him LaLo
Rafael "the Prodigy" Nadal
Thomas "I beat Federer" Berdych (used mostly last year only)

and many many more.
Those are the ones I can remember off the top of my head, but Tennis-X always makes up hilarious nicknames.

Horatio Caine
06-12-2005, 07:00 PM
Taylor Dent - Jaws

My mum has renamed him Jaws because of the way he "hangs" his jaw and the facial contortions he goes through as he serves. I found it hard to keep a straight face when I first saw him today. :tape: :haha:

Lady Natalia
06-12-2005, 07:01 PM
I heard :secret: Marat likes to be called..."Hey Big Daddy"

mandoura
06-12-2005, 07:46 PM
Along with the ones mentioned above, here are some I remember:

Roger Federer: Ninja, Robo Rogi.
Davydenko: Kolya.
Nadal: The kid, the fetus.
Nalbandian: Nalby, Nalbo.
J. Johansson: PimPim, JoJo.
Ferrero: Juanqui.
Karlovic: Sir Altitude or Hightower (I use them but don't know if someone else does)
Stepanek (Edited *) : Brad Pitt.
Cañas: Willy.

Truc
06-12-2005, 08:38 PM
Nicolas Kiefer is usually called Kiwi here on MTF but I haven't a clue why.
It's not only on this board, everybody calls him Kiwi in Germany. One of his first tennis coaches called him Kiwi and it stuck. I think there is no special reason.

robinhood
06-12-2005, 08:44 PM
Why on earth is Nadal nicknamed "fetus"??
Why is that?
Anyone with an answer?

pryss
06-12-2005, 08:50 PM
Why on earth is Nadal nicknamed "fetus"??
Why is that?
Anyone with an answer?
When people first started talking about him he was like, 16, 17. So:
"He's only 16? Wow, he's like, a fetus."

....and that stuck.

Jenrios
06-12-2005, 09:06 PM
I remember the days when Gonzalez was called 'El Gorilla' - though I call him Ferdy. Massu was 'El Vampiro' and Rios 'Chino'.

*Viva Chile*
06-12-2005, 11:37 PM
I remember the days when Gonzalez was called 'El Gorilla' - though I call him Ferdy. Massu was 'El Vampiro' and Rios 'Chino'.

"El Gorila" ?????? :eek: when?????????? I didn't know at all...

Jenrios
06-13-2005, 07:45 PM
when he first burst on the scene - not surprisngly, Ferdy doesn't like it. I think I've even seen it used once this year - probaly in La Cuatra.

Mrs. B
06-13-2005, 07:54 PM
Stepanek - Sexy Radek :lol:

Geniey2g
06-13-2005, 08:07 PM
Stepanek (Edited *) : Brad Pitt.
LMAO! :haha: this is better than "sexy radek", imo :D