View Full Version : Anybody knows about players real nickname??

Mar 14th, 2002, 08:49 PM
not nicknames that people in this board made up

Mar 14th, 2002, 08:53 PM
Justine Henin = Juju (she's been called Juju since the junior tournaments in Belgium. she doesn't really like it that her fans call her juju, because it's a bit a personal thing, but i'm sure she doesn't hate it either ;))
Kim Clijsters = no nickname

Mar 14th, 2002, 09:02 PM
Tathiana Perebynis=Teddy
Jannette Husarova=Jenney or Janey (or something like this, I just heard it from Garbin)

Mar 14th, 2002, 09:16 PM
Steffi is called Stef but I find that`s for people who know her personal and I don`t so I rather stay with Steffi:)(wich if of course is a nickname too because till she was 12 or 13 nobody called her Steffi and she was just Stefanie)

Mar 14th, 2002, 09:17 PM
Well, many spanish players use their nicknames to play...

Maria Luisa Serna = Magüi
Concepción Martínez = Conchita
María del Águila León = Gala
Ana Isabel Medina = Anabel

Others I can think of:

Virginia Ruano = Vivi (her dad cheers her on using this name, so I am guessing everybody pretty much calls her that!)
Patricia Tarabini = Pato
Maria Emilia Salerni = Pitu

Mar 15th, 2002, 01:51 AM
And Pam Shriver is called Double Bagel hey Bea?? ;););)

Mar 15th, 2002, 07:12 AM
I think Tamarine Tanasugarns is pretty obvious and one of the most famous nicknames in tennis. I don't even think i have to write it just look at my signature;););) :angel:

Mar 15th, 2002, 07:39 AM
Rennae Stubbs is called by everybody Stubbsy
Lisa Raymond = Lis (called by Rennae)

Mateo Mathieu
Mar 15th, 2002, 09:45 AM
Iroda Tulyaganova - Iri (TBE told me that the nickname is her real)
Henrieta Nagyova - Henya (according to her official website)
Jelena Dokic - Jeca (by friends and family)

That's all! :)

Mar 15th, 2002, 11:27 AM
Actually Tamarine's nickname is Tam. I was sitting next to her sister and heard her saying that a few times.

Mar 15th, 2002, 11:31 AM
I think Martina's real nickname is Martinka.

But I don't see whats wrong with fans on a message board shortening and making up new ones for their faves. :confused:

Mar 15th, 2002, 11:51 AM
Eleni Daniilidou is "Lena" or "Elenaki".

Paola Suarez is "Poly"...I was sitting a few seats away from Paola's coach at the Australian Open and she often called her that.

Mar 16th, 2002, 05:55 AM
Actually Tamarine's nickname is Tam. I was sitting next to her sister and heard her saying that a few times.

Tammy is her most common nick name teen_ace, yeah of course Tam, but you know that even commentators refer to her as Tammy:rolleyes:

Mar 16th, 2002, 02:39 PM
Martina H. named after the great Martina Navratilova always signs her autographs with "Marti"....just an individual preference I' m sure and gives a nickname for her own identity...but I think in Czech she was called Martinka!!:rolleyes:


Mar 16th, 2002, 03:59 PM
Aranzulu Sanchez Vicario is always called Arantxa Sanchez Vicario

Magdalena is pretty much always called Maggie Maleeva.

Doris Loeffel
Mar 16th, 2002, 09:24 PM
Miroslava Vavrinec = Mirca
(Well that's what Roger calls her and I guess he should know ;))

Roger Federer = Rogi (according to his website)
Lorenzo Manta = Lolo

Mar 16th, 2002, 10:31 PM
It's not Aranzulu!! (sounds terrible in Spanish) ;) It's Aranzazu, a basque name

Mar 16th, 2002, 11:18 PM
I knew it was something like Aranz---....I couldn't think of the ending.

Mar 17th, 2002, 06:00 AM
anybody else?

Mar 17th, 2002, 09:30 AM
Didn't know Arantxa was Aranzazu!:D

Mar 17th, 2002, 11:36 AM
Jana Novotna is/was called Jenska by her friends when she was playing, which she stated in an interview in the old Serve and Volley magazine.

Mar 17th, 2002, 11:52 AM
Tathiana Garbin is known as TAX. ‚r‚ˆ‚… made it for herself because she needed a short name for her mobile phone. Also she is called TATHI by her coach Raffaele Tendi(Raffa) ;)

Mar 26th, 2002, 12:05 PM
Originally posted by Doris Loeffel
Miroslava Vavrinec = Mirca
(Well that's what Roger calls her and I guess he should know ;))

I've never seen Roger mention Miroslava. Did he say it in an interview?

Mar 26th, 2002, 12:54 PM
Serena once stated that her nickname for Venus is "Leggs" and that Venus refers to her "lovingly" as "Muscles"!! Both names seem quite appropo to me!!!

Mar 26th, 2002, 04:02 PM
Hehehe, funny thread!

Doris Loeffel
Mar 26th, 2002, 04:25 PM

Roger called her that way in an interview made during the olympics in Sydney 2000.

And during Hopeman Cup this year on his official Homepage her Name was Mirca. So I believe it's her nick.

Mar 26th, 2002, 06:41 PM
Originally posted by PamShriverRockz
And Pam Shriver is called Double Bagel hey Bea?? ;););)

No! I call Pam Shriver "Mrs. Venus Williams". Everytime she announces one of Venus's mathches, you cam practically hear the drool! She is soooooooooo in love with Venus!

Mar 26th, 2002, 10:18 PM
lol...I haven't noticed that. I will try to notice next time. I have noticed that Pat McEnroe has been kind of mean towards Cliff Drysdale...(is that how you spell Cliff's last name?). Has anyone else noticed this? :confused:

Mar 27th, 2002, 08:11 AM
maria emilia salerni nickname is "la pitu" salerni
fernando meligeni is "fininho" of course you know gustavo kuerten is "guga"
and the names of juan balcells and carlos moyá in their first language catalá and mallorquí, respectively are, Joan and carles (are written in the same way almost, but sounds very differently)

Mar 27th, 2002, 12:23 PM
Lleyton called Kim "Kimmie" once in an interview :)

Apr 1st, 2002, 11:38 PM
I know Elena Dementieva's real nickname. Her school friends call her 'Petite' because she is so tall. (5foot11)
Its typical school humor because petite means 'small' in French.
I prefer to call her 'LEGS'!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Apr 2nd, 2002, 05:11 AM
Venus' nickname is "Vee" (obviously). I read somewhere that they also call Serena "Mica" from her middle name Jamica.

Brian Stewart
Apr 2nd, 2002, 07:11 PM
Lindsay Davenport was called "Bagel" during her junior days, for winning sets 6-0.

Martina Navratilova was called "Pluto", which was a variant on her childhood nickname "Prut" (Czech for "stick", because she was so skinny.)

Shaun Stafford was "Stick", IIRC.

Arantxa was nicknamed "El Canejo" (sp?), (Spanish for "the rabbit".) Bud Collins called her "The Barcelona Bumblebee". He also called Steffi "Fraulein Forehand". (Would she now be "Frau Forehand"?)

Wiltrud Probst was called "Willi" or "Widdi".

I'll try to dig up some more.

Apr 2nd, 2002, 07:25 PM
Martina Hingis - Swiss Miss... RIGHT?

Brian Stewart
Apr 2nd, 2002, 08:09 PM
A few more:

Cara Black= "Snooky" (I asked her about it in a chat, and even she wasn't sure where it came from.)

Shinobu Asagoe= "Shii-Chan"

Amanda Coetzer= "The Little Assassin" (given to her by the media)

Andrea Glass = "Andi"

Amelie Mauresmo= "Momo"

Martina Müller= "Tina"

Adriana Serra-Zanetti= "Adri"

Katarina Srebotnik = "Kata"

Alina Jidkova = "Alinka"

Angelika Bachmann = "Angie"

Giulia Casoni= "Gas"

Apr 2nd, 2002, 08:09 PM
Originally posted by cmon_kim01
Lleyton called Kim "Kimmie" once in an interview :)

Really? When was this?
What did he say?

Apr 2nd, 2002, 08:15 PM
I think Barbara Schett is call "Babsi" and Barbara Rittner sometimes, too.

Apr 3rd, 2002, 02:36 AM
anothers more:
Marcelo Ríos- "el chino" (the chinese)
nicolas lapentti-"nico"
gastón Gaudio-"el gato" (the cat)
David Nalbandián- "el narigón" (big nose)
Nicolas Massú "el vampiro"

Apr 3rd, 2002, 03:41 AM
I may have been hearing things, but I could have sworn that Carillo called Pam Shriver "Pammy" at some point during one of the Nasdaq finals. :confused:

Pam doesn't drool over Venus as much as she was during AO. And even if she was drooling, she was also very honest about Vee's strengths and weaknesses. Unlike some announcers I can think of.:p

Apr 3rd, 2002, 05:41 AM
lleyton's old coach Darren Cahill used to call him Rusty and his Davis Cup team mates call him Roadrunner.

Jun 5th, 2003, 10:45 AM
Daniela "Legs of Slovakia" Hantuchova
Martina & Anna "Spice Girls"

Heles "Little Miss Poker Face" Wills
Chris "The Ice Maiden" Evert-Lloyd

Jun 5th, 2003, 11:47 AM
I heard Martinas mother called her Martunka or something like it.

Jun 5th, 2003, 12:17 PM
Daniela "Legs of Slovakia" Hantuchova

yeh but they dont yell out: 'HEY LOOK ITS THE LEGS OF SLOVAKIA!!!' :eek:
thats jus a tabloid nickname... :rolleyes:

Daniela is also named: Dani,
and Danka by her close family and friends.. which i read somewhere :confused:

Martian Willow
Jun 5th, 2003, 12:32 PM
I was going to mention Mirjana Lucic being called Miki or Mikica, but this is about tennis players, so I won't.

That's the best I can do. Sorry.

Jun 5th, 2003, 02:07 PM
Gastavo Kuertun=Guga, is that right?

Jun 5th, 2003, 03:14 PM
Daniela is called Danielka by her family
And Kim is called Kimmie, by lleyton, i read it an interview on here and also heard him say it in an interview on aussie tv.