The Australian Open is one of the most popular Grand Slam tournaments in the world of tennis. But that’s not why we’re writing this post. It’s the heat.
Yes, Melbourne is burning. The blistering heat wave is the worst the country has seen in over 40 years. It even prompted Canadian player Frank Dancevic to say, “I was dizzy from the middle of the first set, and then I saw Snoopy and I thought, ‘Wow, Snoopy, that’s weird!’.”
There’s another reason why Melbourne is burning and has us doing somersaults in our seats. For one, there’s Tommy Haas without his shirt on! Believe us ladies, this year’s list of tennis aces has some of the dreamiest men to hit the courts. And we mean giggle-inducing, blush-baiting, all around knights-in-white kinda dreamy. Don’t believe us? Take a look at below at some of the hottest players to make it to our Celebrity Crush list.
Current Ranking: 12
Tommy Haas is the George Clooney of the tennis world. He just seems to get better with age. And in a game dominated by younger players, he is still among the top dozen in rankings. Also, you gotta love those olive green eyes and wavy hair!
Current Ranking: 1
Leaving aside the fact that he’s won 13 grand slam titles, Rafa is simply adorable! And it’s not just because of his gorgeous bronze bod. His little rituals before every game are both charming and endearing.
Current Ranking: 6
Roger Federer is the epitome of sportsmanship. He’s suave, polite and genteel. This Swiss ace is one of tennis’ most celebrated players and we simply can’t help but love a man who’s got that whole tall, dark and handsome thing going so well!
Current Ranking: 13
America’s highest ranked player, Isner definitely has that something something (je ne sais quoi) going on. Tall and strong with a super cute smile, it’s hard not to fall in love with this country boy’s easy charm.
Current Ranking: 7
JUAN MARTIN DEL PORTO
Current Ranking: 5
Professional athlete, Grad Slam title-holder and hopeful family man?! Juan Martín Del Porto, nicknamed Delpo, has often been quoted saying he loves kids and hopes to start a family one day. Excuse us while we restart our hearts!
Current Ranking: 2
Current Ranking: 27
Ladies, are you looking at what we’re looking at right now? Do you still care to know *anything* more about him? Seriously? Ok, fine. He’s left-handed. Excuse us now while we continue to stare at his heavenly body. Erm, face.
Current Ranking: 4
You gotta love a guy with soul, and this Scotsman has plenty of that. His passion is evident in his style of play and he’s got the trophies to prove it. Did you know he was the first British player to win Wimbledon in 2013 after a gap of 77 years?! Now that’s determination!
Current Ranking: 33
He’s been playing since he was 4, has a dog named Bono Bono, and his favourite album is Definitely Maybe by the 90s rock band Oasis. Need we say more?
So there’s our celebrity crush list done and we feel safe in saying you’ll probably find yourself glued to your television for tonight’s match against Roger and Nadal, yes? Happy weekend!