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7 of Rafael Nadal's most awe-inspiring abs photos

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Melanie Macleod
Wellness Editor
June 29, 2022
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Two-time Wimbledon winner Rafael Nadal always wows on the tennis courts – but it's not just his skills with the racket that impresses fans.

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The Spanish tennis player regularly strips off courtside, with fans lapping up every shirt change thanks to his sculpted abs and super-toned arms. It's no surprise that as a professional athlete Rafa has an incredibly muscly physique.

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"When you do a tennis-based workout, you're getting a full-body workout and teaching your muscles to work together more efficiently," says Tim Benjamin of audio fitness app WithU, on why Rafa is so sculpted. "The full-body of tennis makes it a great workout for those looking to build muscle tone and strength."

Scroll on for the best ever pictures of Rafael Nadal's incredible abs – you're welcome.

Rafael Nadal's best topless photos

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Rafael Nadal looked incredibly toned playing tennis in Tokyo in 2011 - wow!

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Rafa proved he's not all about the abs, showing his biceps are just as impressive as his toned stomach muscles. This swoon-worthy snap was taken at the French Open tennis tournament in 2013.

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Rafael Nadal covered his signature messy hair with a cap at The French Open 2015 - we wonder where he was running off to.

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Rafa swapped his shirt for a towel at Wimbledon in 2018, soaking up the sweat between sets.

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Following his victory at Wimbledon in 2018, Rafa appeared to get his head stuck as he whipped off his shirt.

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Rafael Nadal apparently had a muscle issue at the Cincinatti Atp Masters Wednesday in 2008 - hence the sports tape, but he still looks rather well to us!

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Rafa's side profile is just as toned as his abs - very impressive!

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