#ManCrushMonday: Rafael Nadal

#ManCrushMonday: Rafael Nadal

More than tennis

Text: Rebekah Mah

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He might have faltered during the first round of the Australian Open 2016, but there's much more to this tennis superstar than racquets and balls on court

Tennis superstar Rafael Nadal, also known as the "King of Clay", is currently competing in his 11th Australian Open this year. Born and raised in Spain, Nadal has etchd his fame by winning 14 Grand Slam singles tournaments and coming out top at the 2009 Australian Open. However, the champion's devastating loss during the first round of this year's Australian Open against Fernando Verdasco proved to be a tough blow for him. Despite this setback, Nadal is still the all-time tennis champ in our books.

Beyond delivering a swift backhand on court, Nadal has also modelled for Armani underwear and jeans, replacing Cristiano Ronaldo for their spring/summer collection in 2011. And who can forget Gypsy, that steamy music video he starred in with who else but Shakira? His face and body might launch a thousand estrogen-fuelled ships, but sorry ladies, hold your horses there. This hot bod already has a long-time girlfriend. If rumours are anything to go by, an engagement is on the horizon.

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