Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by migi, Apr 13, 2011.
:lol: Stay classy.
I love "Baron von Slam," it makes me think of this guy with a tennis racquet:
Love how they forget Segura was also "Pancho"
and a few things they forgot:
Hoad and Rosewall were known as the "Whiz kids"
Laver was "The Rocket"
Jean Borotra "The Bounding Basque"
btw is it true Budge was once called "the fire dragon"?
tsonga seems to dominate the nick names
this is really a wiki article ... sad
Gawd this will be deleted, they are all uncited, Timo for henman is even mispelled or just wrong and 'fat dave' who has called him fat dave.
"Poseidon of the Court" = Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
yeah that was similar to my reaction
This is why teachers wont let us use wikipedia as a credible source lol
Smokin' Jo Willy
"A-Rod" = Andy Roddick United States
"Baron von Slam" = Boris Becker Germany
"Fat Dave" = David Nalbandian Argentina
"Muhammed Ali of Tennis" = Jo-Wilfried Tsonga France
"Poseidon of the Court" = Jo-Wilfried Tsonga France
"Rocket Man" = Andy Roddick United States
"Sliderman" = Gaël Monfils France
"Smokin' Jo Willy" = Jo-Wilfried Tsonga France
"Spice Girls" =
Anna Kournikova Russia
Martina Hingis Switzerland
"Stan the Man" = Stanislas Wawrinka Switzerland
"Mr Swiss Miss" = Roger Federer Switzerland
"Swiss Miss" = Martina Hingis Switzerland
"Timbo" = Tim Henman United Kingdom
"Tin Man" = Tim Henman United Kingdom
"Tsunami" = Jo-Wilfried Tsonga France
where on gods good earth did they find some of these, the Muhammed Ali of Tennis one could be construed as being mildly racist i think.
stan the man. thats just two words than rhyme!
Another good one I just noticed.
"Uncle Toni" = Antoni Nadal Spain (coach)
I guess technically, the entire tennis world has adopted this 'nick name'
Even though "Uncle Toni" is just what Rafa, or his sister would call him out of respect.
Thinking about it now, it is funny that everyone adopted the Uncle Toni moniker. It's kind of ridiculous.
Haha the others are crazy, but I've heard P-Mac refer to Roddick as A-Rod, but anyone who follows sports knows that the real A-Rod is on the soon to be 28 time Champion New York Yankees.
I actually do say Stan the Man!! C'mon! hahaha :shock:
Ms. Hingis has always been refered to as the Swiss Miss, even in her prime.
"GOAT" = Milos Raonic
Article has no credibility, there is no Nicolas Almaestro on there.
didnt mean to leave a-rod on there,
really? i dont know anyone that does. But why does this even require a wiki article
really I didnt know that about hingis mind you I dont much care for womans tennis anyway
LOL at these two. They made me laugh.
Also, A-Rod for Roddick, Stan The Man for Wawrinka and Muhammed Ali for Tsonga are commonly used. I heard those many times.
I wonder if Brad Gilbert made that list, lol
Gotta love Fat Dave!
Ridiculous. They should have asked TW first. We call him Tio Toni. Plenty we could give for Đoković too.
Brooklyn-I, too, think of Alex Rodriguez when I hear "A-Rod". I've never heard Fed referred to as "Mr. Swiss Miss" or Agassi as "the Punisher". I've heard "Dr. Ivo" for Ivo Karlovic and "Momo" for Amelie Mauresmo.
I think this thread link says it all about Tsonga:
My two cents
Juan Carlos Ferrero = The mosquito
Marcelo Ríos = el Chino (the Chinese)
that list is pure 100% crap...
Bobele & Boom boom becker for starters were the real nicknames of Boris Becker...
looks like Beast of dorca and Nadalfan69 did that page based on their infinite Talk tennis wharehouse knowledge!!!
actually agassi's nick was always "the punisher"....
Gosh Jo-Willy has more names than titles.
Were is PIM-PIM?!?!
The Poo or the Scud is missing.
Bjorn Rune Borg was known as the "Angelic Assassin" and the "Iceman".
Back and better than ever!
JS, Why did you get banned?
TMF - The Mighty Federer
Probably a duplicate account.
Here's another entry from his wikipedia page.
For Janko Tipsarevic.
Pipsi, Tipsa, "Just the Tip", Tipsy, Jankela
Separate names with a comma.