Category Archives: Tennis

Hunky Celebs Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a social-media phenomenon that has raised awareness of the neurodegenerative disease to new heights as well as tens of millions of dollars to help fight it. By now, you’ve probably witnessed scores of your own friends dousing themselves with ice-cold water and seen videos of dozens of celebrities doing the same, all while challenging their other famous friends. We’ve gathered up all the hunky celebrity men we could find taking on the challenge and posted the videos for your enjoyment below. We’re still waiting for Channing Tatum to answer Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson‘s call and Chris Hemsworth [UPDATE: He did it and we have it!] to respond to Robert Downey Jr., and we are wondering when someone will finally get around to challenging Hugh Jackman [UPDATE: Done! See below!], Alex O’Loughlin [UPDATE: Done! Watch it below!], Taylor Kinney, Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Alexander Skarsgard. And you can’t convince us that David Beckham isn’t working on his own video this very second! [UPDATE: Becks did it! Evidence below!]

You can learn more about this awful disease at the ALS Association website before donating whatever amount you can online at the same link.

In the meantime, enjoy videos from hot athletes and actors and more, including ‘Dancing With the Stars’ hottie Derek Hough, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez and ‘Arrow’ hunk Stephen Amell (pictured above, left to right).

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Stanislas Wawrinka Wins Aussie Open, Spot on Our Radar

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Congratulations to Stanislas Wawrinka for winning both the Australian Open AND a spot on Swoonworthy’s radar screen at the same exact time!

The Swiss tennis star took his first-ever major title on Sunday, beating Rafael Nadal in an upset. The Stanimal is not only pretty good at his chosen sport (obvs), he’s also quite spectacular at posting photos on his social media accounts. We like the shirtless ones the best (obvs), so we thought you would, too. Enjoy! 8 Stanislas Wawrinka Shirtless Shots:

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Novak Djokovic Owns the US Open Already

He’s played, like, one match in the tournament so far, but as far as we’re concerned returning champ Novak Djokovic already owns this year’s US Open.

He gamely made a spectacle of himself singing and dancing to “Call Me Maybe” during Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, but topped even himself for coolness — and he’s been very cool for a long time — by responding to a young boy’s marriage proposal with a quick tennis lesson and a hug. LOVE HIM!!!

Watch the videos here:

Previously:

Novak Djokovic and His Pet Pooch Pierre
Novak Djokovic for Man Candy Monday
Daily Swoon: Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic Is Flawless

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Counterprogramming From the SI Swimsuit Issue

Rafael Nadal Bar Refaeli for SI Swimsuit Issue

Chris Paul Bar Refaeli for SI Swimsuit Issue

Michael Phelps Bar Refaeli for SI Swimsuit Issue

The 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition includes a bit of counterprogramming for the ladies and the gays, with supermodel Bar Refaeli posing with tennis stud Rafael Nadal, basketball star Chris Paul and swim hunk Michael Phelps. Beautiful pics, really — but get out of the way, woman!

More pix — and steamy videos — of “Bar and the Boys” at SI.com!

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Rafael Nadal Stars in My Favorite New Movie

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Evidence that all movies should be made by Armani: It’s exciting, it’s less than a minute long and it’s hot young star does exactly what you hope he will (until the last couple of seconds anyway).

Check out a few of my favorite stills below:

Click to watch Armani’s New Short Film Featuring Rafael Nadal!

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