Rafael Nadal Quotes on Success

“Humility is the recognition of your limitations”

“If you don’t lose, you can’t enjoy victories. You have to accept both things.”

“I learned during all my career to enjoy suffering.”

“Losing is not my enemy. Fear of losing is my enemy.”

“Enduring means accepting. Accepting things as they are and not as you wish them to be. And then looking ahead. And not behind.”

“It’s not the time to look for excuses.”

“The only way of finding a solution is to fight back, to move, to run, and to control that pressure.”

“Competing or just for fun, whatever, simply enjoy and try your best.”

“Work hard, have fun and make it happen.”


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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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