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We already showed you some shirtless bodies and we LOVE it, but here is something even better! French photographer Corrine Dubreuil, who has covered the professional tennis tour for a number of publications including L'Equipe over the past 20 years, did a photoshoot of the 13 players from each region of the world, from the camera savvy Tommy Robredo and Fernando Verdasco – who have both appeared naked in Cosmopolitan Magazine in support of the Everyman Male Cancer Campaign – to Tomas Berdych, Bob and Mike Bryan, Fernando Gonzalez, Tommy Haas, Ivan Ljubicic, Paul-Henri Mathieu, Juan Monaco, Paradorn Srichaphan, Dmitry Tursunov and Mikhail Youzhny.

"Marcos Baghdatis was very shy at the beginning. He was not comfortable, so he told me he would only take off his shirt if everybody left the studio." - said Corrine.

"When I started to take the photos, Marcos started to dance to the music and take off the shirt very slowly in a very sexy way, like a belly dance. When everybody returned, he did an Andrew Ilie or Pat Rafter by tearing his shirt to pieces!"

Dubreuil shot the classic and striking monochrome photographs for the player calendar in Paris, during the ATP Masters Series event last year. Toutchai U-Bol was on hand to photograph Srichaphan in Bangkok.


"The Bryan brothers were very professional and conscientious," said Dubreuil. "They were not so comfortable in showing their bodies but after a while they felt better. For me, it was not so easy to direct them because I thought one was Mike when it was Bob, and vice versa!"


"By far the most seductive player was Tursunov. He kept playing with my camera and flirting with the make-up artist Vinca! He was great and easy to shoot."


But the man who made her hart to start pounding was World No. 13 Verdasco.

"He was my favorite. What a body! He got so involved in the shoot and knew exactly which photographs were the best."


"It was a lot of fun and great to do something different for the new calendar," Verdasco remembered. "When I was young my favorite players were [John] McEnroe, then after [Andre] Agassi. I was not the kind of guy who put a lot of posters in my room, but I did have one of Agassi. He was my greatest idol."


You can buy the Calendar here.


(source ATP Tennis, HCFoo's, photo/Corrine Dubreuil, Toutchai U-Bol)

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