It isn’t uncommon to catch a shirtless Rafael Nadal on a tennis court… But, finding him sin camisa and pressed up against a supermodel is a whole other story!
The 25-year-old Spanish tennis star appears in the new Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition alongside Israeli model Bar Refaeli in an oh-so-steamy photo shoot.
Nadal was captured embracing the model, who covers her bare breasts with her arms in some of the photos, while lying down with him the tennis icon. Meanwhile, Nadal wears nothing but swimming trunks and a wristwatch in about 10 of the photos.
Refaeli said she was thrilled to have the chance to pose with Nadal in the Walter Iooss Jr.-directed photo shoot. And, she said in a video recorded by Sports Illustrated That Nadal could definitely be a great model, in addition to being a great tennis star.
“I was a little nervous, because normally when I work for Sports Illustrated it’s just me,” said the model, who during the intimate scenes reportedly joked around with Nadal.
The Spaniard, meantime, said that he had posed in a photo session in the past, but not one like this: “It was a new experience for me, I enjoyed it a lot.”