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Thirst Trap #2: Rafael Nadal and other hot tennis players to watch out for at this year's Roland Garros

Thirst Trap #2: Rafael Nadal and other hot tennis players to watch out for at this year's Roland Garros

Heating up

Text: Ethan Lee

Editor: Aravin Sandran


Benoit Paire

Age: 30
Nationality: French
World ranking: 38
Endorsements: Lacoste, Babolat
Roland Garros result: He lost to Japan's Kei Nishikori in the fourth round after an exhilarating 5-set match.
Key feature: Benoit's thick full beard stands out in a sea of clean-shaven atheletes.

Alexander Zverev

Age: 22
Nationality: German
World ranking: 5
Endorsements: Adidas, Z Zegna, Head, Richard Mille, Peugeot
Roland Garros result: He faces off with Serbia's Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals.
Key feature: Besides being close to two metres tall, Alexander's heartthrob appeal lies in his tousled blonde mane.

Rafael Nadal

Age: 33
Nationality: Spanish
World ranking: 2
Endorsements: Nike, Kia Motors, Richard Mille, Tommy Hilfiger
Roland Garros result: Facing K.Nishikori in the quarter finals
Key feature: Rafael has been victorious on the French clay eleven times since he made his debut in 2005, and the sole reason for astounding statistic might be his robust physique and speedy legwork.

Fabio Fognini

Age: 32
Nationality: Italian
World ranking: 9
Endorsements: Emporio Armani, Asics
Roland Garros result: He lost to Germany's Alexander Zverev in the fourth round.
Key feature: Fabio is one of the few atheletes on the tour who's dressed by Emporio Armani, and it makes sense, considering his dark and brooding Italian good looks.

Roland Garros 2019 runs until 9 June 2019.

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