Djokovic = "Nole"(Nickname) why?

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  1. ThePro101

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    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?
     
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  2. Ztalin

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    lol @ "nole." Sounds stupid.
     
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  3. Ripper

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    Rymes with A-Hole, but he changes the "A" for a "N", because of his name, Nolan. Basilcally, it means he's an ass.
     
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  4. Jonny S&V

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    They don't call you Ripper for nothing, do they? ;)
     
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  5. tennishead93

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    y r u guys trolling novak
     
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  6. Jonny S&V

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    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).
     
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  7. natasha_nana

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

    Quit being a jerk.
     
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  8. BoomBadill

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

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    what? that is like saying Bob is short for Bill
     
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  10. BobFL

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    This is 100% correct.


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

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    there are some strange abbrev.
     
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  12. BoomBadill

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    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.
     
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    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 ass..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
     
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  14. Challenger

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    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?
     
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  15. Grandslam05

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    There you have it boys. owned.
     
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  16. JMS

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    yes i got the picture after someone with knowledge on the subject, i.e. not you, explained
     
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  17. ThePro101

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    Thank you :)

    (I thought it was going to be a 3 post thread)
     
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  18. pound cat

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    It was. Only 3 posts stuck to the topic like many of the threads on this board.
     
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  19. tennispro11

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    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
     
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  20. federer envies me

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    they sorta talk about this in the new smash
     
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  21. NHplayer

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    Why? Same thing like asking why DlCK is short for Richard!
     
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  22. Bud

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    Lol! Good one.

    :lol::lol:
     
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  23. CocaCola

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    How stupid are you people??? wtf...
     
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  24. Antonio Puente

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    The closest example of this in American English would probably be Hank, for Henry. I'm sure there are more.
     
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    ahm, what is "good" about it???
    Very dumb IMO...
     
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  26. maximo

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    Djokovic doesn't like how American's pronounce his name as 'Joke-a-vic'.
     
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    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?
     
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    people

    respect other people and cultures

    if its nole then its "nole"

    end of story
     
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  29. BorisBeckerFan

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    I know if I had a crazy long name like Novak I would desperately be seeking to shorten it some how.
     
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  30. redpurusha

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    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.
     
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  31. Fugazi

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    Not quite... Nole has two syllabes, so not technically shorter than Novak. Unless it's pronounced Nol...?
     
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  32. xan

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    its not, its just shorter version and a deminutive.
    take masha as maria for example.
     
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  33. pound cat

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    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
     
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  34. sportsfan1

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    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.
     
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  35. Michael Essien

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    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?
     
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  36. Crose

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

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

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    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
     
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  39. Tenez101

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    Lol, he actually did that? Hilarious.
     
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  40. sukij

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