Nicknames Of Top Tennis Players

Sports fans have given their favorite players nicknames forever.  Sometimes, the players may not like them but some names have stuck, especially on social media.

Here is a shortlist of nicknames for some well-known players.

Agnieszka Radwańska – Ninja
Alexander Zverev – Sascha
Andre Agassi – The Punisher, The Las Vegas Kid
Andrey Rublev – Rubl
Andy Murray – Muzza, Muzz
Andy Roddick – A-Rod

Bernie Tomic – Tomic The Tank Engine
Bianca Andreescu – Bibi
Bjorn Borg – Ice Man
Boris Becker – Boom Boom Boris

Caroline Wozniacki – The Great Dane, Little Miss Sunshine
Chris Evert – Ice Maiden

Daniil Medvedev – Bear
David Ferrer – The Bulldozer
David Nalbandian – Fat Dave
Denis Shapovalov – El Shapo
Diego Schwartzman – El Peque (Shorty)
Dominic Thiem – Dominator, Domi

Elina Svitolina – Basiclina
Ernests Gulbis – Lord Gulbis

Fabrice Santoro – The Magician
Feliciano Lopez – Deliciano
Fernando Gonzales – Gonzo
Fernando Verdasco – Hot Sauce, Tobasco
Frances Tiafoe – Big Foe

Gael Monfils – La Monf, The Guru
Grigor Dimitrov- Baby Fed
Gustavo Kuerten – Guga

Hubert Hurkacz – Hubi

Ilie Năstase – Nasty
Ivan Lendl – Ivan the Terrible, The Terminator
Ivo Karlovic – Dr. Ivo

Jannik Sinner – SINNERator, The Fox, Jan The Fox
Jimmy Connors – Jimbo
Joachim Johansson – Pim Pim
John Isner – Grandpa
John McEnroe – Johnny Mac, Superbrat, McBrat
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga – Muhammed Ali
Juan Carlos Ferrero – Mosquito
Juan Martin Del Potro – Delpo

Li Na – Nails
Lindsay Davenport -Lethal Lindsay
Lleyton Hewitt – Rusty, Ley Ley

Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes (doubles team) – Indian Express
Maria Sharapova – Masha, The Siren
Mark Philippoussis –  The Scud
Martina Hingis – Swiss Miss
Milos Raonic – The Missile

Nick Kyrgios – The Wild Thing, Box Office
Novak Djokovic – The Joker, Nole , Djoker

Pancho Gonzales – Big Pancho
Pete Sampras – Pistol Pete

Radek Stepanek – Babe Magnet, The Worm
Rafael Nadal – King of Clay, Raging Bull
Rod Laver – The Rocket
Roger Federer – Fed, Swiss Maestro, FedEx, King Roger

Sanchez-Vicario – Barcelona Bumblebee
Serena Williams – ReRe
Simona Halep – Mony
Stan Wawrinka -Stanimal, Stan The Man
Stefanos Tsitsipas – Tsitsi Fly, Tsetse Fly, Philosopher, Jesus Christ, Saint Stephanos
Steffi Graf – Fraulein Forehand

Thomas Berdych – Bird man
Thomas Muster – Musterminator
Tim Henman – Tiger, Timbledon
Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde (doubles team) – The Woodies

Venus Williams – Queen V
Victoria Azarenka – Vika

Xavier Malisse – X-man

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ATP President Kermode Ousted, Will Leave At The End Of 2019

ATP President Chris Kermode did not receive the majority support of the three players’ representatives on the board and will leave at the end of the year.  Kermode, an Englishman served two three-year terms as President.

Justin Gimelstob, who is facing charges of battery resulting from an altercation in Los Angeles on Halloween night, is one of the three player representatives on the board along with David Egdes and Alex Inglot.

Novak Djokovic leads the player’s council has opposed Kermode in the past, though he would not comment on the matter today citing confidentiality of the vote.  Djokovic has expressed his interest for a player’s union to address some of the issues facing the ATP.

Gimelstob has also opposed Kermode, and could be in the running for the ATP President’s job despite his off-court issues.

During the presser, Djokovic said, “The structure is such that it’s I personally feel a bit flawed,” he said. “You kind have to put always the role of the president as a tiebreaker in many voting circumstances. You have three votes of the player board representatives, three votes of the tournaments and most of the cases, there’s a conflict of interest. It’s a difficult position to be in as a president because you have to kind of at times choose between the two. So I feel that’s something we as a group have to address.”

“I feel like it’s time for us to make some changes to protect the president, release him from pressure and also have some independent input on things. I feel like it’s important for a very traditional sport that we are, that has a lot of potential in the world for sport, and business and marketing, and we can learn a lot from other sports.”

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