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Players and Nick Names by Brad Gilbert and others
« on: July 20, 2012, 10:00:59 PM »
Brad Gilbert gives nick names to everyone. Makes me laugh every time he brings one up.

Here are some that I can recall given mostly by BG and others:

Federer - FedFan, FedExpress
Djokovic - Djoker, Nole
Nadal - Rafa
Murray - Muzzard
David Ferrer - the little beast
John Isner - Isman
Marcel Granollers - Granola Bar
Radek Stephanek - Stephs
Davydenko - The Machine
Wozniaki - Wozza
Sharapova - Shazza


feel free to correct/ add more.


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Re: Players and Nick Names by Brad Gilbert and others
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2012, 10:35:54 PM »
I like this! I thought we had another thread, maybe not specifically nicknames provided by BG and others but nicknames in general. Like..

Ferrero - The mosquito. 


I don't get some of them. That's the only one I can remember that isn't already on the list.


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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2012, 06:31:45 AM »
Ferrer is noted for being one of the more dogged, agile and fit players on the tour. Known as 'The Wall', 'le Grinder' or 'The Cat',

David Ferrer claims to be the best sleeper on the tour. He can be often found sleeping in the locker room.
 
His nicknames include "The Running Man", "The Wall" and "Little Beast".


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I like the nick 'Little Beast'. :))
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Re: Players and Nick Names by Brad Gilbert and others
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2012, 07:30:31 PM »
I like this! I thought we had another thread, maybe not specifically nicknames provided by BG and others but nicknames in general. Like..

Ferrero - The mosquito. 


I don't get some of them. That's the only one I can remember that isn't already on the list.

Yeah, I am not sure how he got that one either!

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Re: Players and Nick Names by Brad Gilbert and others
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2012, 01:35:36 AM »
nicknames are actually quite a tradition in tennis going back to the 50`s and even earlier.
some of the french, australian, and italian players had famous nicknames.
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Re: Players and Nick Names by Brad Gilbert and others
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2012, 06:07:12 AM »
I like this! I thought we had another thread, maybe not specifically nicknames provided by BG and others but nicknames in general. Like..

Ferrero - The mosquito. 


I don't get some of them. That's the only one I can remember that isn't already on the list.

Yeah, I am not sure how he got that one either!
His speed of foot and slender build.
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Re: Players and Nick Names by Brad Gilbert and others
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2012, 06:09:00 AM »
nicknames are actually quite a tradition in tennis going back to the 50`s and even earlier.
some of the french, australian, and italian players had famous nicknames.
Ok, since you left us hanging, I'll start.
Laver =  Rocket.
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Re: Players and Nick Names by Brad Gilbert and others
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2012, 06:38:24 AM »
cool thread......let me add some rafa nicknames.......

rafa

clay god

spartan

clay warrior

rafi

rafito

rafzilla

gladiator

rafighter
Marian Vajda to Novak Djokovic, "I saw you beat that man like I never saw no man get beat before, and the man KEPT COMING AFTER YOU! Now we don't need no man like that in our lives."

i demand french open to be renamed RAFAEL GARROS

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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2012, 06:42:20 AM »
Rafito & Rafighter are neat.
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Re: Players and Nick Names by Brad Gilbert and others
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2012, 06:45:43 AM »
laver - rocket, little rocket

nastase - nasty, bucharest buffon 

borg - the iceman, angelic assassin   

djokovic - nole, djoker, the terrible       

murray - muzza, muzz 

ferrer - pics (btw i never understood why he is called pics), little beast

tsonga - jo, jo willie, ali of tennis

berdych - berdman, berd, birds**t (when he is plays like crap and annoys his fans)   

del potro - del pony, d pot, potty, dp     


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Marian Vajda to Novak Djokovic, "I saw you beat that man like I never saw no man get beat before, and the man KEPT COMING AFTER YOU! Now we don't need no man like that in our lives."

i demand french open to be renamed RAFAEL GARROS

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« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2012, 06:49:47 AM »
ivanisevic - ace machine

philippoussis - scud

ferrero - janqui, mosquito, housefly   

hewitt - rusty

roddick - a-rod

karlovic - dr. ivo, serve machine     

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Marian Vajda to Novak Djokovic, "I saw you beat that man like I never saw no man get beat before, and the man KEPT COMING AFTER YOU! Now we don't need no man like that in our lives."

i demand french open to be renamed RAFAEL GARROS

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« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2012, 06:56:47 AM »
laver - rocket, little rocket

nastase - nasty

borg - the iceman 

djokovic - nole, djoker, the terrible       

murray - muzza, muzz 

ferrer - pics (btw i never understood why he is called pics), little beast

tsonga - jo, jo willie, ali of tennis

berdych - berdman, berd, birds**t (when he is plays like crap and annoys his fans)   

del potro - del pony, d pot, potty, dp   
I think it's Pix (short for Pixie).
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Re: Players and Nick Names by Brad Gilbert and others
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2012, 07:13:08 AM »
i am sure it is "pics".......probably conchita knows about it....... 
Marian Vajda to Novak Djokovic, "I saw you beat that man like I never saw no man get beat before, and the man KEPT COMING AFTER YOU! Now we don't need no man like that in our lives."

i demand french open to be renamed RAFAEL GARROS

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« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2012, 07:29:09 AM »
Ferru & Ferro are 2 other nicknames Ferrer has.
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Re: Players and Nick Names by Brad Gilbert and others
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2012, 07:47:33 AM »
Chris Evert ------  Ice Maiden
 
 

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« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2012, 11:53:58 AM »
isner: dr hi rise.
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« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2012, 11:56:33 AM »
One of my favorites from the past....Dr. Dirt - Tim Wilkinson.
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2012, 11:59:01 AM »
Ion Turiac - Count Dracula
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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« Reply #18 on: July 24, 2012, 12:03:06 PM »
One of my favorites from the past....Dr. Dirt - Tim Wilkinson.

Haven't heard that one.
 
 isner: dr hi rise.  That's a good one!

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« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2012, 01:26:47 PM »
Chris Evert ------  Ice Maiden
I think she's hot! ;-()
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