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Tennis Nicknames
(some of these are a dead giveaway…others may be impossible, to a younger generation.
Good going...so far...
(...If anybody cares to Personal Message me, I'll check their submission, and possibly add their nick to the list.--)

The Amazing Amazon, or The Arm – Margaret Smith Court
A Rod - Andy Roddick--nsidhan
B.J., or BJK, or Old Lady – Billie Jean King--KaxMisha
Babe – Ivan Cobb Norton
Babsi – Barbara Paulus
Baghda -Marcos Baghdatis--nsidhan
Battling Bob, or Redoubtable Bob –
Bear – Barry MacKay
The Belleville Basher - James Scot Connors, also: Jimbo, (see below)<thanks, MacTheKnife>
Bid Man – Bob Giltinan
Biddy – Kathleen Godfree, nee McKane
Big Al, or Spider – Althea Gibson
Big Bill, or The Blue Grizzly – William Tatum Tilden 2nd--Federerhingis
Big Cat, or The Prestidigitateur (The Conjuror), or Swede Killer – Miloslav Mecir--KaxMisha
Big Do – Reginald "Reggie" Frank Doherty
Big Mac, or Mighty Mac, or Mighty Mouth, or The Brat, or Superbrat, or Mac the Strife, ...or The Incredible Sulk – John McEnroe--KaxMisha <(MacTheKnife - per MacTheKnife)>
The Big P – Victor Pecci
Billy the Kid – Bill Scanlon
Birdie – Bertha Townsend Toulmin
Boom Boom – Boris Becker--KaxMisha
Bunny (2) – Henry Wilfred Austin--Jazar; & Elizabeth Ryan
Buster – Christopher Mottram--Jack
The California Comet, or Red – Maurice Evans McLoughlin
Cap – Walter Pate
Caratti Kid – Cristiano Caratti - scoobs
The Chang Gang – Michael & [Carl Chang]—KaxMisha
The Chief – Alex Olmedo
El Chino – Marcelo Rios—KaxMisha
Chuck - Charlton Heston
Le Crocodil – René Lacoste—KaxMisha
Crackerjack –
Darling – Carling Bassett--Jack
Dirty Harry –
Doctor – James Dwight
Dr. Dirt, or Rambo – Tim Wilkinson--Jack (and he added one...)
Dodo – Dorothy Cheney—Federerhingis
Dracula – Ion Tiriac—Scarecrows
Dual-Hand Luke – Luke Jensen--Jack
Ex-Czech – Martina Navratilova —KaxMisha
Eyechart, or Bobo – Slobodan Zivojinovic--Jack
Fast Eddie, or Midget, or The Germ – Eddie Dibbs--Jack
Fat Dave (?) - David Nalbandian--nsidhan
Fed - Roger Federer
The Flailer –
The Floater –
The Flying Dutchman – Tom Okker--Rogiman
The Four Musketeers – Jean Borotra, Jacques Brugnon, Henri Cochet and René Lacoste—KaxMisha
Fraulein Forehand, or Grafen – Steffi Graaf—KaxMisha
Go-Go – Andres Gomez
Gonzo - Fernando Gonzalez--nsidhan
Gorgeous Gussie – Gertrude Moran--Jack
Guga – Gustavo Kuerten--KaxMisha
Happy Hustler – Robert Larimore Riggs--Jack
Hippy, or Wolfman –
Hollywood – Jan-Michael Gambill--R.Federer
Ice Man, Teen Angel – Björn Rune Borg
Itchy – Ichiya Kumagae
Ivan the Terrible – Ivan Lendl—KaxMisha
Jimbo – Jimmy Connors—KaxMisha
Killer – Daren Cahill--Federerhingis (I don't know why...)
King Albert – Albert Costa--Federerhingis
Kolya - Nikolay Davydenko--nsidhan
The Little Assassin – Amanda Coetzer--Saumon
Little Billy – William M. Johnson
Little Cat, or Lazy Cat - Karol Kucera
Little Do –
Little Hercules –
Little May –
Little Miss Almost –
Little Miss Cool, or Ice Maiden, or Little Miss Ice Maiden, or Miss American Pie, or
Chrissy America – Chris Evert—KaxMisha
Little Miss Poker Face, or Queen Helen – Helen Newington Wills Moody Roark—Clara Bow
Little Mo – Maureen Catherine Connolly Brinker—Federerhingis
Lottie – Charlotte Dodd—Sean.J.S.
Lucifer – Vijay Amritraj
MacTheKnife - Johnny McEnroe
Matador –
The Mighty Atom, or The Giant Killer, or Bitsy – Bryan Morel Grant, Jr.
The Mighty Brookes – Sir Norman Brookes
Mild Bull of the Pampas, or The Poet – Guillermo Vilas
....aka 'Young Bull of the Pampas' ..oops...
Mini-Becker – Nicolas Kiefer--Jack
Misha - Mikhail Youzhny--nsidhan
Moneyka, or Little Miss Grunt – Monica Seles—Federerhingis
Mosquito – Juan Carlos Ferrero—KaxMisha
Muscles, or The Little Profesor, or The Magician – Ken Rosewall—Kolya
Nails – Bob Carmichael--Jack
Nasty, or The Bucharest Buffoon – Ilie Nastase--Federerhingis
Nellie –
Nole - Novak Djokovic--nsidhan
O.K. – Owen Davidson
Old Crankshaft – Roy Emerson
Our Ginny – Virginia Wade--Clara Bow
Pancho – Pancho Segura—KaxMisha
Pancho, or Gorgo – Richard Alonso Gonzales--KaxMisha
Peaches – Jane Bartkowicz--Jack
Pearl of the Pampas – Gabriela Sabatini--Federerhingis
Peck –
The Peter Pan of Tennis –
Pickle – Paul Gerkin
Pistol Pete – Petros Sampras--KaxMisha
Pix - David Ferrer--nsidhan
Preacher Man – Michael Chang
Rabbit – Wendy Turnbull--Jack
Rafa - Rafael Nadal--nsidhan
Raz –
Rocket – Rod Laver—Kolya
Rusty - Lleyton Hewitt--nsidhan
Queen Mother of Tennis, or Mrs. Wightie – Hazel Virginia Hotchkiss Wightman--Jack
Sandy – Alex Meyer--Jack
Scud, or Boy Wonder – Mark Philippoussis--KaxMisha
Slim –
Snake, or Snakeman –
Sutton California Tennis Championships –
Tappy – Arthur David Larsen
Teach – Eleanor Tennant
Ted, Lucky, Forever Ambling – Frederick Rudolph Schroeder, Jr.
Tiger of the Pyrenees – Manuel Alonso (can't find independant verification..)
Tiger Tim – Tim Henman--KaxMisha
Toto –
Tut – Bernard Bartzen
Wheels – Venus Williams
The White Giant –
The Wizzard of Ahhs –
Mr. Wonderful, or Broadway Vitas, or Disco Vitas – Vitas Gerulaitis--KaxMisha
The Woodies – Mark Woodforde and Todd Woodbridge--KaxMisha



Source: Sports Nicknames, (796 P955s, , 2002)[GV706.8.P79 2002]....(and helpful fellow posters...)
 

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The Amazing Amazon, or The Arm –
B.J., or BJK, or Old Lady – Billie Jean King
Babe –
Babsi –
Battling Bob, or Redoubtable Bob –
Bear –
Bid Man –
Biddy –
Big Al, or Spider –
Big Bill, or The Blue Grizzly –
Big Cat, or The Prestidigitateur (The Conjuror), or Swede Killer – Miloslav Mecir
Big Do –
Big Mac, or Mighty Mac, or Mighty Mouth, or The Brat, or Superbrat, or Mac the Strife, ...or The Incredible Sulk – John McEnroe
The Big P –
Billy the Kid –
Birdie –
Boom Boom – Boris Becker
Bunny (2) –
Buster –
The California Comet –
Cap –
Caratti Kid –
The Chang Gang – Michael Chang
The Chief –
El Chino – Marcelo Rios
Le Crocodil – René Lacoste
Crackerjack –
Darling –
Dirty Harry –
Doctor –
Dodo –
Dracula –
Dual-Hand Luke –
Ex-Czech – Martina Navratilova (also fits Lendl, but he must be Ivan The Terrible below)
Eyechart, or Bobo –
Fast Eddie, or Midget, or The Germ –
The Flailer –
The Floater –
The Flying Dutchman – Richard Krajicek
The Four Musketeers – Jean Borotra, Jacques Brugnon, Henri Cochet andRené Lacoste
Fraulein Forehand, or Grafen – Steffi Graaf
Go-Go –
Gorgeous Gussie –
Guga – Gustavo Kuerten
Happy Hustler –
Hippy, or Wolfman –
Hollywood –
Itchy –
Ivan the Terrible – Ivan Lendl
Jimbo – Jimmy Connors
Killer –
King Albert –
The Little Assassin –
Little Billy –
Little Do –
Little Hercules –
Little May –
Little Miss Almost –
Little Miss Cool, or Ice Maiden, or Little Miss Ice Maiden, or Miss American Pie, or Chrissy America – Chris Evert
Little Miss Poker Face, or Queen Helen –
Little Mo –
Lottie –
Lucifer –
Matador –
The Mighty Atom, or The Giant Killer, or Bitsy –
The Mighty Brookes –
Mild Bull of the Pampas, or The Poet –
Mini-Becker –
Moneyka, or Little Miss Grunt –
Mosquito – Juan Carlos Ferrero
Muscles, or The Little Profesor, or The Magician –
Nails –
Nasty, or The Bucharest Buffoon –
Nellie –
O.K. –
Old Crankshaft –
Our Ginny –
Pancho – Pancho Segura
Pancho, or Gorgo – Pancho Gonzales
Peaches –
Pearl of the Pampas –
Peck –
The Peter Pan of Tennis –
Pickle –
Pistol Pete – Pete Sampras
Preacher Man –
Rabbit –
Rambo –
Raz –
Red –
Rocket –
Queen Mother of Tennis, or Mrs. Wightie –
Sandy –
Scud, or Boy Wonder – Mark Philippoussis
Slim –
Snake, or Snakeman –
Sutton California Tennis Championships –
Tappy –
Teach –
Ted, Lucky, Forever Ambling –
Teen Angel –
Tiger of the Pyrenees –
Tiger Tim – Tim Henman
Toto –
Tut –
Wheels –
The White Giant –
The Wizzard of Ahhs –
Mr. Wonderful, or Broadway Vitas, or Disco Vitas – Vitas Gerulaitis
The Woodies – Mark Woodforde and Todd Woodbridge


Damn, this was hard. I'm not even sure all of the ones I've filled in are correct. Good thread! :yeah: :hatoff:
 

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Tennis Nicknames
(some of these are a dead giveaway…others may be impossible, to a younger generation.

(...If anybody cares to Personal Message me, I'll check their submission, and possibly add their nick to the list.--)

The Amazing Amazon, or The Arm – Sabatini?
B.J., or BJK, or Old Lady – Billie Jean King
Babe –
Babsi – Barbara(or was it Barbera) Schett
Battling Bob, or Redoubtable Bob – huh?
Bear – not sure
Bid Man –
Biddy –
Big Al, or Spider –
Big Bill, or The Blue Grizzly – Bill Tilden?
Big Cat, or The Prestidigitateur (The Conjuror), or Swede Killer –Wilander?
Big Do – ?
Big Mac, or Mighty Mac, or Mighty Mouth, or The Brat, or Superbrat, or Mac the Strife, ...or The Incredible Sulk – John McEnroe
The Big P – ?
Billy the Kid –
Birdie – Berdych?
Boom Boom – Not sure?
Bunny (2) – huh
Buster – One of the old aussie greats? ha ha
The California Comet –
Cap – ?
Caratti Kid –?
The Chang Gang – Michael Chang?
The Chief – ?
El Chino – Marcelo Rios
Le Crocodil – Henri Leconte? Or one of the musquetaires?
Crackerjack – Jack Crawford?
Darling – no clue
Dirty Harry – Harry Hopman?
Doctor –
Dodo – Cheney Dodo the legendary great great great grand dame of tennis?
Dracula – huh?
Dual-Hand Luke – Luke Jensen?
Ex-Czech – Lendl?
Eyechart, or Bobo – ?
Fast Eddie, or Midget, or The Germ – no idea?
The Flailer – ?
The Floater – ?
The Flying Dutchman – not a clue
The Four Musketeers – I forget their names haha I do know they won the Davis Cup then was it in the 20's?
Fraulein Forehand, or Grafen – Easy Steffi Graf
Go-Go – ?
Gorgeous Gussie – nope?
Guga – Gustavo Kuerten
Happy Hustler – who? ha ha
Hippy, or Wolfman – no clue
Hollywood –
Itchy –
Ivan the Terrible – Ivan Ljubicic?
Jimbo – Jim Courier
Killer – Daren Cahill (why killer?)
King Albert – Albert Costa?
The Little Assassin – Hingis?
Little Billy – ?
Little Do – ?
Little Hercules – ?
Little May – huh?
Little Miss Almost – no clue
Little Miss Cool, or Ice Maiden, or Little Miss Ice Maiden, or Miss American Pie, or
Chrissy America – Chris Evert
Little Miss Poker Face, or Queen Helen – not sure
Little Mo – Maureen Connoly
Lottie – Lottie Dot or something like that
Lucifer – ?
Matador – Nadal well the raging bull
The Mighty Atom, or The Giant Killer, or Bitsy – not sure
The Mighty Brookes – huh, hmmm...
Mild Bull of the Pampas, or The Poet –
Mini-Becker – what?
Moneyka, or Little Miss Grunt – Monica Seles I guess
Mosquito – Juan Carlos Ferrero
Muscles, or The Little Profesor, or The Magician – Fabrice Santoro but where are the muscles?
Nails – huh?
Nasty, or The Bucharest Buffoon – Ilie Nastase
Nellie – huh?
O.K. – huh?
Old Crankshaft – no clue
Our Ginny – huh?
Pancho – Pancho Gonzalez
Pancho, or Gorgo – huh?
Peaches – I heard of it before can't remember
Pearl of the Pampas – Gabriela Sabatini?
Peck –huh?
The Peter Pan of Tennis – interesting who is this?
Pickle – huh
Pistol Pete – Pete Sampras duh hehe
Preacher Man – huh? Agassi?
Rabbit – huh
Rambo – ?
Raz – I forgot
Red – Aime Tommy Haas old coach?
Rocket – Rod Laver
Queen Mother of Tennis, or Mrs. Wightie – huh?
Sandy –
Scud, or Boy Wonder – Mark Philippousis (I know I am missing a few letters he he )
Slim – ?
Snake, or Snakeman – ?
Sutton California Tennis Championships –?
Tappy – ?
Teach – ?
Ted, Lucky, Forever Ambling – Ted Robinson
Teen Angel – huh?
Tiger of the Pyrenees – ?
Tiger Tim – Tim Henman
Toto – funny (well in my country of origin)
Tut – Huh?
Wheels – Michael Chang?
The White Giant – ?
The Wizzard of Ahhs – ?
Mr. Wonderful, or Broadway Vitas, or Disco Vitas – Vitas Gerulitis
The Woodies – Todd Woodridge and Mark Woodforde

How did I score? he he ;)
 

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Helen Wills- was Little Miss Poker Face/Queen Helen.

Our Ginny was Virginia Wade.

Federerhingis- you are right that Tilden was Big Bill.
 

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Hollywood is Roddick right?
 

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Big Cat, or The Prestidigitateur (The Conjuror), or Swede Killer is Miloslav Mecir!!!
 

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Flying Dutchman = Tom Okker
 

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henry "bunny" austin perhaps?
One down. (There's another...)


@ Rogiman: Tom Okker = The Flying Dutchman....Right :yeah:

Congrats to all the previous smarties. :cool:
 

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we need the MTF version of the nickname quiz ;)

Duck
Froggy
Potato
PMK
Weasel
Racoon
Toad
OAF


i've left a few out, ones i cant seem to recall at moment
i'm sure others could add to list and give names.
 

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we need the MTF version of the nickname quiz ;)

Duck
Froggy
Potato
PMK
Weasel
Racoon
Toad
OAF


i've left a few out, ones i cant seem to recall at moment
i'm sure others could add to list and give names.
GOAT
Piggy
Hedgehog
Egg/Ljuba Truba
Dr Ivo
King Oscar
Pics
Showpony
Berdman/Berdshit/PMS
LaLo

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Dracula is GWH's favourite Ion Tiriac
 

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Big Cat, or The Prestidigitateur (The Conjuror), or Swede Killer is Miloslav Mecir!!!
I got Mecir from the Big Cat, but could anyone ellaborate on Swede Killer? I looked up his record against a few of his contemporary Swedes and it wasn't all that great as far as I can tell. :shrug:
 

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Great memory (or google-skills, MaxKisha!!)
Thanks! It's all memory and - on some occasions - guesses because it was obvious (like Gerulaitis, for instance). If I googled it, I wouldn't have gotten the Flying Dutchman wrong, now would I? :devil: On a more picky note, my nick is KaxMisha and not the other way around. Not that it matters. :)
 
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