Well known for his prowess on the court, tennis star Rafael Nadal has also earned fame for showing off what he’s hiding underneath those crisp summer whites.
The Spanish superstar took some time after his disappointing showing at Wimbeldon for rest, relaxation and shirtlessness.
While Nadal might be nursing some emotional wounds after being booted in the first round of Wimbledon, he showed little signs of sulking as the 27-year-old soaked in some Spanish island sunshine on board a boat with friends. And he had little reason to be as he enjoyed the company of his best boys.
Nadal was a gracious loser, refusing to blame his loss on a past knee injury, telling the Daily Mail:
He played a fantastic match, and everything I say about my knee today is an excuse and I don’t like to put any excuses when I am losing a match like I lost today.
Wearing some jaunty blue shorts and nothing else, Nadal was anything but a disappointing specimen on the high seas.
We salute you, Rafael!