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Leelord337 01-21-2013 12:06 AM

Brad Gilbert's Player Nicknames
 
ATP Players:
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"

WTA Players:
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"

Former Players:
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

Doubles 01-21-2013 12:07 AM

Becker was known as B.B. Socrates.

Leelord337 01-21-2013 12:50 AM

Any Other names worth mentioning?

rufus_smith 01-21-2013 08:47 AM

hard to beat "Djoker" as a perfect nick

ford oliver 01-21-2013 10:22 AM

BG isms
 
I am totally "disheveled" by this post!

bjk 01-21-2013 11:52 AM

Jurgen Tuna Melzer

Good list btw

Leelord337 01-21-2013 11:54 AM

^^lol @ melzer. thx

mikeler 01-21-2013 12:02 PM

Nadal = Ralph

bjsnider 01-21-2013 12:03 PM

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.

Vertiz 01-21-2013 12:07 PM

I think you mean Fedman haha. Sloane Ranger was hilarious though.

Doubles 01-21-2013 12:12 PM

Florian "gumby" Mayer.

bjk 01-21-2013 12:38 PM

For those who don't follow fashion, Sloane Rangers are like the preppies of the UK, except a little older.

jones101 01-21-2013 01:16 PM

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 ?

https://twitter.com/bgtennisnation/s...42058421424128

6:54 PM - 3 Jun 12
@Jonezy07@bgtennisnation I call her 'Sloane Ranger' :)

https://twitter.com/Jonezy07/status/209342236184424449

CCNM 01-21-2013 04:25 PM

Ha ha ha!!!! Those are pretty clever. Although if I remember correctly baseball player Sammy Sosa was called "Slammin' Sammy" back when he played.

pound cat 01-21-2013 04:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CCNM (Post 7145481)
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.

West Coast Ace 01-21-2013 04:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bjsnider (Post 7144554)
I don't think BG is making fun of the players, I think he's doing this for memory's sake.

Maybe got drilled at the net a few too many times by Lendl during the 19 beatdowns. :)

BG is cool. All in good fun.

RCizzle65 01-21-2013 05:48 PM

Nice collection, haha

OddJack 01-21-2013 06:08 PM

I have heard him say Doggie for Dolgopolov, not the dog

veroniquem 01-21-2013 06:13 PM

This week, Brad was calling Dolgo "the dog" (in the comments I heard.)

Relinquis 01-21-2013 06:19 PM

he's so junior high... this gilbert fellow


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