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ThePro101
08-12-2007, 10:43 AM
How did this name come to be?

The only reference I could find was that he wrote "Vamos" & "Nole" on his shoes during the SF at the French vs. Nadal, in what appeared to be mockery.

Does anyone have more information?

Ztalin
08-12-2007, 11:00 AM
lol @ "nole." Sounds stupid.

Ripper
08-12-2007, 11:03 AM
Rymes with A-Hole, but he changes the "A" for a "N", because of his name, Nolan. Basilcally, it means he's an ***.

Jonny S&V
08-12-2007, 11:04 AM
Rymes with A-Hole, but he changes the "A" for a "N", because of his name, Nolan. Basilcally, it means he's an ***.

They don't call you Ripper for nothing, do they? ;)

tennishead93
08-12-2007, 11:41 AM
y r u guys trolling novak

Jonny S&V
08-12-2007, 11:42 AM
y r u guys trolling novak

I'm sorry, I have kind've defended Djokovic in another thread, but YOU my good man are the Djokovic troll. And learn to use full words, not texting lingo. Makes my head hurt (and I'm 16).

natasha_nana
08-12-2007, 02:02 PM
Rymes with A-Hole, but he changes the "A" for a "N", because of his name, Nolan. Basilcally, it means he's an ***.

Actually Im quite sure 'Nole' is pronounced Nolay...in which case no it does not rhyme with A-Hole.

Quit being a jerk.

BoomBadill
08-12-2007, 02:04 PM
How did this name come to be?

The only reference I could find was that he wrote "Vamos" & "Nole" on his shoes during the SF at the French vs. Nadal, in what appeared to be mockery.

Does anyone have more information?

It's his name in short. Novak = Nole.

JMS
08-12-2007, 02:07 PM
It's his name in short. Novak = Nole.

what? that is like saying Bob is short for Bill

BobFL
08-12-2007, 02:13 PM
It's his name in short. Novak = Nole.

This is 100% correct.


@JMS How about William and Bill. How stupid is that?

JMS
08-12-2007, 02:15 PM
This is 100% correct.


@JMS How about William and Bill. How stupid is that?

there are some strange abbrev.

BoomBadill
08-12-2007, 02:17 PM
what? that is like saying Bob is short for Bill

Well, I know it sounds weird to you. I don't know how to explain this better, it's a language thing. This shorts are common in countries of ex-Yugoslavia (Serbia, Croatia...).

It is similar to Ljubo, which is Ljubicic's surname in short.

SiLvErX
08-12-2007, 03:06 PM
Nole is a shorter and sweeter version of NOVAK.. its like you are patronizing to Novak.. I'm from Serbia..My name is Bojan (boyan) and if you do the same thing with my name it would be "BOKI"(bokee)

NOLE is pronounced no(short o)lle nolle (short e also)

ANd for that guy who said NOle is an ***..YOu must be having an IQ of my current posts number 23 so if you come and read this post again in a year or two maybe your IQ will be enough to live a post here

Challenger
08-12-2007, 03:42 PM
what? that is like saying Bob is short for Bill

More like saying Steve is short for Stephen, Chuck is short for Charles, Dick is short for Richard, Andy is short for Andrew, Joey is short for Joseph...you getting the picture now?

Grandslam05
08-12-2007, 04:07 PM
Nole is a shorter and sweeter version of NOVAK.. its like you are patronizing to Novak.. I'm from Serbia..My name is Bojan (boyan) and if you do the same thing with my name it would be "BOKI"(bokee)

NOLE is pronounced no(short o)lle nolle (short e also)

ANd for that guy who said NOle is an ***..YOu must be having an IQ of my current posts number 23 so if you come and read this post again in a year or two maybe your IQ will be enough to live a post here

There you have it boys. owned.

JMS
08-12-2007, 04:09 PM
More like saying Steve is short for Stephen, Chuck is short for Charles, Dick is short for Richard, Andy is short for Andrew, Joey is short for Joseph...you getting the picture now?

yes i got the picture after someone with knowledge on the subject, i.e. not you, explained

ThePro101
08-12-2007, 04:10 PM
Thank you :)

(I thought it was going to be a 3 post thread)

pound cat
08-12-2007, 04:40 PM
Thank you :)

(I thought it was going to be a 3 post thread)



It was. Only 3 posts stuck to the topic like many of the threads on this board.

tennispro11
08-12-2007, 04:48 PM
y r u guys trolling novak

Funniest thing I have heard! You are known as the "Novak troll" around here. LOL! You just took something someone said about you and used it on a thread about Novak's nickname. Funny stuff dude! :p

federer envies me
08-12-2007, 04:51 PM
they sorta talk about this in the new smash

NHplayer
05-04-2009, 09:35 PM
Why? Same thing like asking why DlCK is short for Richard!

Bud
05-04-2009, 10:29 PM
Rymes with A-Hole, but he changes the "A" for a "N", because of his name, Nolan. Basilcally, it means he's an ***.

Lol! Good one.

:lol::lol:

CocaCola
05-05-2009, 10:03 AM
How stupid are you people??? wtf...

Antonio Puente
05-05-2009, 10:36 AM
The closest example of this in American English would probably be Hank, for Henry. I'm sure there are more.

dr325i
05-05-2009, 10:44 AM
Lol! Good one.

:lol::lol:

ahm, what is "good" about it???
Very dumb IMO...

maximo
05-05-2009, 10:53 AM
Djokovic doesn't like how American's pronounce his name as 'Joke-a-vic'.

gj011
05-05-2009, 11:50 AM
This thread is two years old and most of these haters are not posting here any more or changed nicknames, as far as I can tell.

I don't know why people keep bringing back several years old threads like this?

tennis-hero
05-05-2009, 12:11 PM
people

respect other people and cultures

if its nole then its "nole"

end of story

BorisBeckerFan
05-05-2009, 01:00 PM
I know if I had a crazy long name like Novak I would desperately be seeking to shorten it some how.

redpurusha
09-07-2013, 05:27 PM
The people asking aren't stupid, they simply aren't familiar with Serbian or Slavic names. And if you never seen or hear Nole you'd think it does sound like Mole or whatever. I googled the name because I never heard of the shortened name before either and curious why they would call him that. Actually Novak is not really that long anyway, five letters? So that is strange that they would further cut it by a whopping 1 letter. If I was non-American and heard someone call someone else Dick I would be somewhat confused too, makes little sense, but people are used to it they think EVERYone just knows. I rather call Novak -Novak not this Nole thing. Commentators on tv call him Novak, are they stupid too? I'm from a slavic country actually and have a shortened version of my (much longer) name but I would never expect anyone to know it.

Fugazi
09-07-2013, 06:14 PM
More like saying Steve is short for Stephen, Chuck is short for Charles, Dick is short for Richard, Andy is short for Andrew, Joey is short for Joseph...you getting the picture now?
Not quite... Nole has two syllabes, so not technically shorter than Novak. Unless it's pronounced Nol...?

xan
09-08-2013, 05:01 AM
its not, its just shorter version and a deminutive.
take masha as maria for example.

pound cat
09-08-2013, 05:10 AM
How did this name come to be?

The only reference I could find was that he wrote "Vamos" & "Nole" on his shoes during the SF at the French vs. Nadal, in what appeared to be mockery.

Does anyone have more information?


He's Serbian not American. In Serbia the nickname for Novak is Nole.

The nickname for Mihail as in Youzhny is Misha.

Dimitri Tursonov's nickname is Dima

For Azeranka it's Vika

Learn to think outside the box

sportsfan1
09-08-2013, 05:15 AM
What's a Nole anyway, is it like a Mole? The nickname Djoker is much better. Have only heard the "Nole" nickname in articles and blogs, haven't heard commentators or other players such as Roger or Rafa call him that.

Michael Essien
09-08-2013, 05:39 AM
Because Nole is what seems to be an affectionate nickname he's had for a long time and something his family call him.

Djoker is a nickname given by pundits and fans.

It hardly seems like his family are going to call him Djoker does it?

Crose
09-08-2013, 12:37 PM
Not quite... Nole has two syllabes, so not technically shorter than Novak. Unless it's pronounced Nol...?

Yeah, because Andy and Joey aren't the exact same number of syllables as the longer version. And it's pronounced No-lay

dafinch
09-08-2013, 12:44 PM
This is 100% correct.


@JMS How about William and Bill. How stupid is that?

Robert=Bob isn't exactly dripping with logic, either...

xan
09-08-2013, 06:37 PM
Yeah, because Andy and Joey aren't the exact same number of syllables as the longer version. And it's pronounced No-lay

its pronounced exactly like its written. every word in serbian language is like that.
"write like you are saying and read the way tis written" goes the saying

Tenez101
09-08-2013, 06:42 PM
How did this name come to be?

The only reference I could find was that he wrote "Vamos" & "Nole" on his shoes during the SF at the French vs. Nadal, in what appeared to be mockery.

Does anyone have more information?

Lol, he actually did that? Hilarious.

sukij
09-24-2014, 03:27 PM
How did this name come to be?

The only reference I could find was that he wrote "Vamos" & "Nole" on his shoes during the SF at the French vs. Nadal, in what appeared to be mockery.

Does anyone have more information?

I believe it's a childhood nickname his parents gave him.