Rafa in spotlight Down Under

Rafa in spotlight Down Under

Brief story

The world's top tennis player, known for his bulging biceps and chiselled torso, has attracted camera flashes and wolf-whistles at the Australian Open where he regularly peels off his sweat-drenched shirts during changeovers.

"No, I feel fantastic," Nadal smiled when asked if girls screaming their undying love for him puts him off his game.  Nadal blushed when asked about the moody black-and-white promotional photos which show him posing in his briefs sweeping back his hair and flexing his muscles. "It was a good experience," Nadal, who recently signed a lucrative deal with Emporio Armani Underwear and Armani jeans, said.

"It's always nice to know different worlds," he added, warming to the subject. "The fashion world is something that I didn't know before. It was a good photo session, a long one."

Asked by a female reporter if he thought his pictures were sexy, Nadal teased: "I'm not the right person to say. I always watch myself so-so. But what do you think? Do you like it?" Given an affirmative answer, Nadal flirted: "I’m happy if you like it!"