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neptuneslims
May 12th, 2006, 12:20 PM
Is it actually true that players call rackets "sticks"?

I also read that the Tour is known by players as "the Show".. is that true?

I like it that a 6-0 set is called a bagel, 6-0, 6-0 being a double bagel.

Can anyone help me out with more examples, or want to post your favourite tennis slang/jargon?

jonny84
May 12th, 2006, 12:55 PM
Breadstick = set when the score is 6-1

alex14
May 12th, 2006, 02:06 PM
i know in perth that when players play unbelievably well, they say, so and so played 'off their nut!' or i played off my nut! weird..

svetafecionado
May 12th, 2006, 02:48 PM
this is an interesting thread..

i'm learning new terms..

tennnisfannn
May 12th, 2006, 02:49 PM
i know in perth that when players play unbelievably well, they say, so and so played 'off their nut!' or i played off my nut! weird..
I alex14, I also live in perth i.e if you do.

TeaMMashA
May 12th, 2006, 02:54 PM
Players nicknames lthat are made up ike Makiri, Tati and Momo

neptuneslims
May 14th, 2006, 12:34 PM
How did Mauresmo get the nickname Momo?? Is it just fans who call her that, or her family/friends etc also??

Does anyone know exactly what it means to "clean someone's clock"? Where did that come from???

alex14
May 14th, 2006, 01:10 PM
I alex14, I also live in perth i.e if you do.
yeh i live in perth...

backhanddtl4
May 14th, 2006, 01:11 PM
if you get hooked, your opponent calls a ball out that was in

neptuneslims
May 14th, 2006, 01:42 PM
if you get hooked, your opponent calls a ball out that was in

cool, i never heard that before :)

FedExpress
May 14th, 2006, 02:10 PM
How did Mauresmo get the nickname Momo?? Is it just fans who call her that, or her family/friends etc also??

Does anyone know exactly what it means to "clean someone's clock"? Where did that come from???


Mauresmo [speak: Mo-res-mo] - just let fall the middle-syllable. Et voilà: Momo ~g~
Sorry I know it's a stupid explanation but I hope that you'll understand it.


Lefty: Somebody who plays with his left hand like Schnyder, Benesova etc.