As Wimbledon comes around again, which tennis players, past or present, would you choose to play ball with?


1 Bjorn Borg

Bjorn Borg tennis player

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Nicknamed the ‘Ice borg’ due to his cool, calm manner on court, but this handsome Swedish champion was definitely hot stuff back in the 1970s.

2 Ilie ‘Nasty’ Nastase

Ilie Nastase tennis player

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For those who preferred a bad boy – his dark, exotic looks and fiery temperament made him the original tennis stud.

3 Pat Cash

Pat Cash tennis player

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This rugged Aussie, known for his tousled hair and trademark checked headband, was the rock star of the tennis world in his heyday.

4 Mark Phillipoussis

Mark Phillippoussis tennis player

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Another Aussie, but of Greek and Italian descent, he also starred in a dodgy American reality TV show where he looked for love among women who were divided into groups of ‘kittens’ and ‘cougars’.

5 Feliciano Lopez

Feliciano Lopez tennis player

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He was given the name ’Deliciano’ by Andy Murray’s mum who was said to have a crush on him. The delicious Spaniard claims to be a reluctant sex symbol but that won’t stop fans dreaming of a love match with him.

6 Andre Agassi

Andre Agassi tennis player

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The former Wimbledon champion used to be known for his thick mane of blond hair and it was only years later that he admitted it was a wig, worn to hide his baldness. He looked a lot more handsome once he ditched the hairpiece.

7 Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal, tennis player

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When he’s not injured (he looks set to make it to Wimbledon this year, fingers crossed) he dazzles the crowds with his powerful physique and ripped muscles, especially when he changes his shirt during matches…

8 Tomas Berdych

Tomas Berdych tennis player

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Czech him out! No stranger to stripping completely naked for the media (including posing for a Cosmo centrefold), he’s previously reached the Wimbledon finals and is a sex symbol for many female fans.

9 Roger Federer

Roger Federer tennis player

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If you prefer sophistication and class to the grunting manliness of Nadal then Federer, with his graceful, elegant style of play (and his monogrammed cardi) aces it.


Ever wondered what else there is to do in Wimbledon apart from tennis?