Rafael Nadal Hub
The first two shots from #1 ranked tennis player Rafael Nadal's Emporio Armani underwear campaign have hit the web and don't disappoint.
Check out one more shot of Nadal serving it up, AFTER THE JUMP...
Rafael Nadal will follow the lead of David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo and model his tennis balls in a pair of Armani briefs for a new campaign to launch this winter.
"The fashion house announced on Friday that the 24 year-old will be the global testimonial for Emporio Armani Underwear and Armani Jeans for the spring/summer 2011 collections. The first campaign featuring Nadal will launch in February."
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