Rafael Nadal smokes people on the tennis court. He is also smokin' hot. In short, there's plenty to love about Rafael Nadal for guys and...

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Rafael Nadal of Spain, the top two tennis players in the world, will duke it out for the United States Open title this afternoon at 4 p.m. EST.

Nadal has 10 career Grand Slam titles to Djokovic's three, but in 2011, Novak has held the upper hand, besting Rafael at Wimbledon to claim the world No. 1 ranking.

Who do you think will win this clash of tennis titans? All bets are off.

More importantly, though ... who's the bigger hunk? Vote below!

And the Winner is?

They will decide the US Open this afternoon, but YOU get to decide this: Which tennis star is hotter, Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal? View Poll »

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Armani has something to offer both genders in its latest ad campaign.

In one (HOT!) corner, we have Megan Fox modeling the company's line of lingerie. In the other (SIZZLING!) corner, there's tennis star Rafael Nadal rocking the brand's jeans.

This guy won a Grand Slam title on three surfaces in 2010, meaning he can go for a long time in a variety of styles, ladies. Oooohhh, yeah! As for Fox... this is just ridiculous...

Foxy for Armani
Rafael Nadal for Armani

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A steamy appearance by tennis champion Rafael Nadal in a new music video by Shakira has sparked rumors that the hotties may be more than just friends.

It looks like that's all we're talking about, though: rumors.

Shakira Rocks

Last week, the pair, who heat up the video for her song "Gypsy," premiering in April, was spotted sharing a cozy meal at the W Hotel in Barcelona, Spain.

"They were giggling. They're very flirty," a source says of the music video shoot.

"They had a lot of chemistry while they were filming, and after as well."

A screen capture of Shakira and Rafael Nadal in her video.

In the "Gypsy" video, the 33-year-old Colombian singer and the 23-year-old Spanish athlete roll around, hold hands, embraces, and look smoldering.

But don't get any ideas.

Shakira is quasi-engaged to Antonio de la Rua, the son of former Argentine president Fernando de la Rúa. While she is reluctant to wed, they have been together nine years and, she says, have been totally monogamous. Nine years!

Nadal, meanwhile, is dating his high school sweetheart, Maria Francisca Perello, and his rep denied a romantic relationship between the "good friends."

Friends may be all they are, but Shakira has still seen Rafael Nadal shirtless up close and in the flesh. For that she is likely the envy of many ladies.

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The final four young men competing in the U.S. Open over the weekend are all pretty awesome at tennis. And are pretty awesome-looking without shirts.

While two were eliminated from the tournament Sunday (Roger Federer plays Juan Martin del Potro for the title this afternoon) all are in the running here.

Who do you think is hottest? Take a look and vote in the poll below!

There's Juan Martin Del Potro shirtless ..

Or Novak Djokovic shirtless ...

Novak Djokovic Shirtless

Or Roger Federer shirtless ..

Or Rafael Nadal shirtless ...

Rafael Nadal Shirtless

Which tennis star is the hottest?

 

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Michael Phelps who?

Okay, so eight gold medals is pretty impressive, and the swimming sensation has one heck of a six-pack, to boot. But why does he deserve all the celeb gossip love when there are other worthy, hunky Olympic champions?

Britney Spears, Plaid Shirt

Case in point: Rafael Nadal, the world's top tennis star and the first player from Spain to win an Olympic gold medal in his sport. If you haven't yet laid eyes on Rafael Nadal, we suggest you have a glass of ice water handy.

If you aren't familiar with the 22-year-old hunk, take a look at the hot cover of New York Magazine's Fall Fashion edition. We don't know how this counts as "fashion," since it's basically Rafael Nadal shirtless, but either way ...

Click to enlarge more Rafael Nadal photos below. Hey, with all the time we've spent talking about Ashley Harkleroad nude, it's the least we can do ...