names their sexiest tennis players.
#9: Andy Roddick
World No. 5 Andy Roddick has an on-court attitude that leaves something to be desired. His overplayed machismo can induce vomiting, but fortunately the Top Ten Hotties List doesn’t have a gag reflex. The American is spoiled and whiny in defeat, pompous and arrogant in victory. In fact, one might say that Andy is a big Roddick. We complain about it during tournaments, but now is the time to come out of the closet and confess our crush on the man with one of the most punishing serves in tennis. After all, who doesn’t love a bad boy? Roddick struts around the baseline with his muscular chest poking out; he stares intensely while teasingly tugging at his crotch; and he pounds ace after ace after ace until we beg him to stop. Andy’s all-American good looks and self-satisfied grin are just as lethal.
#7: Olivier Rochus
Is that a Belgian in your pocket or are you just happy to see me? Adorable and talented, Olivier Rochus plays a beautiful brand of tennis. In fact, his game is almost as gorgeous as he is. The 5’5” tall Rochus would surely be a Top 10 player if you could award ranking points pound-for-pound, but his lack of stature has kept him out of the game’s upper echelon. The big boys constantly overshadow Little Oli, and oh how we love to watch! Let the debate end here, as Olivier Rochus proves once and for all that size doesn’t matter.
#5: Rafael Nadal
One asset alone garnered the King of Clay a spot in our Top Ten, and it wasn’t his ferocious topspin or monstrous biceps. (Admittedly, the latter didn’t hurt. At least not in the bad way.) It is impossible to look at Rafael Nadal and not stare at the junk in his trunk. The man himself has made public reference to his “famous ass,” so who are we to disagree? As far as the Top Ten Hotties list is concerned, that butt has enough star power to earn separate induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame! There is so much to admire about Rafael Nadal. He is as likeable a young man as you could ever meet without compromising his competitor’s spirit in any way. Nadal the tennis player never gives up. Similarly, Nadal’s ass just won’t quit.
#3: Janko Tipsarevic
Athletic up-and-comer Janko Tipsarevic could use a bath, because the dark, pierced, hairy and beautiful Serbian is dirty hot. Tipsarevic looks like the kind of guy who could shower with you for hours and never come clean, but do not mistake Tipsarevic for your average rough trade. He has a mind as wicked as his body. Janko is passionate about classic literature and has tattooed himself with quotes from Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky and German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer. A man that beautiful and that intelligent makes grown men sink to their knees.
#1: Novak Djokovic
He’s not ranked No. 1 on the ATP Tour yet, but ballsy Serb Novak Djokovic fulfills everyone’s fantasies by topping our list of the Top Ten Hotties in Tennis. Djokovic made his move in 2007, shooting towards the top of the rankings and finishing a solid third behind Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Novak promises to give good chase and make men’s tennis a ménage-a-trois in the months to come. Federer and Nadal should watch their backs, because Novak Djokovic is coming. Cocky and engaging (he shows some skin here), the Serbian phenom is as talented a shotmaker as you’ll find among the players below Federer. Luckily for gay tennis fans, when Djokovic shoots, we all score.