Brad Gilbert's Player Nicknames
Roger Federer: "Fedfan"
Jeremy Chardy: "Chardonnay"
Gilles Simon: "Simon Says"
Tomas Berdych: "Birdman"
Jerzy Janowicz: "Jerzy Shore"
Leonardo Mayer: "Oscar Mayer"
Nikolay Davydenko: "Machine Davydenko"
Ivo Karlovic: "Dr. Ivo"
Marcos Baghdatis: "Bags"
Florian Mayer: "Gumby"
Julian Bennetteau: "Benny"
Grigor Dimitrov: "Showtime Dimitrov"
Victor Hanescu: "Big Vic"
David Ferrer: "Little best Ferrerrrr"
Xavier Mallisse: "X Man"
Brian Baker: "Bakers Dozen"
Daniel Brands: "Name Brands"
Lleyton Hewitt: "Rusty Hewitt"
Steve Johnson: "Stevie Ray Johnson"
David Goffin: "Boy Band Goffin"
Gael Monfils: "La Monf"
Alexander Dolgopolov: "The Dog"
John Isner: "Big John"
Stan Wawrinka: "Stan the Man"
Ryan Harrison: "Ryan Express"
Milos Raonic: "The Missile Raonic"
Lukas Rosol: "Lucas Oil Rosol"
Janko Tipsarevic: "Tipsy"
Bernard Tomic: "Weekend at Bernies"
James Duckworth: "The Duck"
Andy Murray: "Muzzard"
Richard Gasquet: "Dicky Gasquet"
Philip Kohlschreiber: "Special K"
Juan Martin Del Potro: "Big Argie Delpo"
Fernando Verdasco: "Tobasco"
Marin Cilic: "Marin County Cilic"
Victoria Azarenka: "Aza"
Laura Robson: "Laura Croft Robson"
Shahar Peer: "Peer Fruit"
Aggie Radwanska: "AgiRad"
Madison Keys: "Madison Ave."
Angelique Kerber: "Kerber Baby"
Jamie Hampton: "Hampton Inn Suites"
Kirsten Flipkens: "Flipper"
Venus Williams: "VW"
Petra Kvitova: "Kviddy"
Maria Sharapova: "Shazza"
Sabine Lisicki: "Boom Boom Lisicki"
Li Na: "Li Na Na Li"
Samantha Stosur: "Slammin Sammy"
Caroline Wozniacki: "Woz"
Sloane Stevens: "Sloane Ranger"
Pete Sampras: "Pistol Pete"
Boris Becker: BB Socrates
any more you can think of post here, gotta love BG :)
I'm not joking u! https://twitter.com/bgtennisnation
Becker was known as B.B. Socrates.
Any Other names worth mentioning?
hard to beat "Djoker" as a perfect nick
I am totally "disheveled" by this post!
Jurgen Tuna Melzer
Good list btw
^^lol @ melzer. thx
Nadal = Ralph
I have to use nicknames too, because otherwise I can't remember their names. I can't think of how many times I've forgotten Mats Wilander's name, including a moment ago when I was writing this post. I don't think BG is making fun of the players, I think he's doing this for memory's sake.
I think you mean Fedman haha. Sloane Ranger was hilarious though.
Florian "gumby" Mayer.
For those who don't follow fashion, Sloane Rangers are like the preppies of the UK, except a little older.
Lol he actually uses my Sloane nickname??? :), cool, I suggested that to him a while ago #humblebrag
@bgtennisnation 6:53 PM - 3 Jun 12
My Daughter Zoe likes even Stephens for her new name not bad at all ,great start in the 1st set upset alert ?
6:54 PM - 3 Jun 12
@Jonezy07@bgtennisnation I call her 'Sloane Ranger' :)
Ha ha ha!!!! Those are pretty clever. Although if I remember correctly baseball player Sammy Sosa was called "Slammin' Sammy" back when he played.
Stan the Man Musial , Joltin' Joe Di Maagio, etc etc but they were baseball players.
The only tennis player who never got called anything but his name, was Marat Safin. And sometimes Sampras got called by his first name but that's not a nickname.
BG is cool. All in good fun.
Nice collection, haha
I have heard him say Doggie for Dolgopolov, not the dog
This week, Brad was calling Dolgo "the dog" (in the comments I heard.)
he's so junior high... this gilbert fellow
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