Nicknames

Buds nicknames

 

Roger Federer LORD OF THE SWINGS, BASEL DAZZLE, THE SWISS WHO CAN’T MISS

Maria Sharapova SIBERIAN SIREN

Elton John BELTIN’ ELTON

Marcos Baghdatis CYPRUS CYCLONE

Gaël Monfils JUMPIN’ JACK FLASH

Rafael Nadal EL NIÑO

Bryan twins, Bob and Mike IDENTICAL INTIMIDATORS

Ivan Ljubičić CROATIAN CRUSHER

Justine Henin THE PAPER TIGER

Caroline Wozniacki THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER

Ivo Karlovic THE LEANING TOWER OF ZAGREB

Vitas Gerulaitis LITHUANIAN LION

Ilie Năstase BUCHAREST BUFFOON

Steffi Graf FRAULEIN FOREHAND

Gabriela Sabatini DIVINE ARGENTINE, PEARL OF THE PAMPAS

Guillermo Vilas YOUNG BULL OF THE PAMPAS

Björn Borg TEEN ANGEL, ANGELIC ASSASSIN

Jimmy Connors BRASH BASHER OF BELLEVILLE

Billie Jean King MOTHER FREEDOM

Rosie Casals ROSEBUD

Kenny Rosewall DOOMSDAY STROKING MACHINE, DORIAN GRAY OF TENNIS

Roscoe Tanner STANFORD HILLBILLY FROM LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN

John McEnroe CAPTAIN HOOK

Rod Laver FIREBIRD

Arantxa Sánchez Vicario BARCELONA BUMBLEBEE

Chris Evert CHRIS AMERICA, THE ICE MAIDEN

Lindsay Davenport LONG LINDSAY

Goran Ivanišević CROATIAN CROAKER

Williams Sisters SISTERS SLEDGEHAMMER

Pete Sampras SILKY SAMPRAS

Todd Martin HOT TODDY

Anna Kournikova LOLITA

Stan Smith LEANING TOWER OF PASADENA

Bob Lutz BOY BOPPER

Monica Seles MOANIN’ MONICA

Brenda Schultz BIG BAD BRENDA

Iva Majoli IVA THE DIVA

Françoise Durr THE PSYCHEDELIC STROKESWOMAN

Ion Ţiriac COUNT DRACULA

Thomas Muster MOO MAN

Paolo Bertolucci THE PASTA KID

Kimiko Date KID BUTTERFLY

Margaret Court Smith MIGHTY MAGGIE

Eddie Dibbs & Harold Solomon BAGEL TWINS

Maria Bueno SAO PAOLO SWALLOW

Andy Roddick RAMROD

Manolo Orantes THE BUTTERFLY MAN OF BARCELONA

Jennifer Capriati THE JENNERATOR

Lleyton Hewitt THE BOY BOMBSHELL

Marat Safin THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN

Ray Moore WOLFMAN

Pancho Gonzalez THE LONE WOLF

Evonne Goolagong SUNSHINE SUPERGIRL

Martina Navratilova MARVELOUS MARTINA

Pam Shriver THE GREAT WHOMPING CRANE

Zina Garrison ZINGIN’ Z

Julie Heldman JUNKBALL JULIE

Helena Suková PINNACLE OF PRAGUE

Olga Morozova OLGA THE VOLGA VOLLEYER

Sylvia Hanika THE VOLLEYING VALKERIE

Fabrice Santoro MONSIEUR LEGERDEMAIN

Andre Agassi FATHER TIMELY, FATHER TIMELESS

Sesil Karatantcheva BULGARIAN BABBLER

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