Baron von Slam, Rocket Man, & The Woodies: Pro Tennis Nicknames

Baron von Slam, Rocket Man, & The Woodies: Pro Tennis Nicknames

The best players in professional tennis have always been very recognizable. For the last couple of decades, names like Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, and Williams have dominated the sport. Before that, names like Borg, McEnroe, Graf, and Navratilova were constantly in the news. Less well-known however is the fact that many of these players had some very cool nicknames, some more popular than others. The ball is in your court: show me how much you know about this topic! Here comes the 1st serve!

What was Ivan Lendl's nickname?

What was Yannick Noah's nickname?

What was Andy Murray's nickname?

What player was known as The Terminator?

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What player was nicknamed The Punisher?

What was Steffi Graf's nickname?

What player was nicknamed Nasty?

What was Vitas Gerulaitis' nickname?

What player was nicknamed Can't Miss Swiss?

What was Bjorn Borg's nickname?

What was Andy Roddick's nickname?

What was Arantxa Sanchez Vicario's nickname?

What was Boris Becker's nickname?

Who was nicknamed the Ice Maiden?

What was Lleyton Hewitt's nickname?

What player was nicknamed Boom Boom?

What player is nicknamed FedEx?

Doubles partners Tood Woodbridge and Mark Woodfords were known as:

What was Andy Roddick's nickname?

What is Nick Kyrgios' nickname?

What was Mark Philippousis' nickname?

What player was known as Superbrat?

What was Andre Agassi's nickname?

What was Pete Sampras' nickname?

Baron von Slam, Rocket Man, & The Woodies: Pro Tennis Nicknames

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