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Oh Rafa! Nadal to strip down to his underwear for Armani

Tennis world number one Rafael Nadal is following in the footsteps of soccer players David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo to model men's underwear for Italian designer Giorgio Armani.

The fashion house announced last week that the 24-year-old will be the global testimonial for Emporio Armani Underwear and Armani Jeans for next year's spring/summer collections.

The first campaign featuring Nadal will launch in February.

Both Ronaldo and Beckham have previously stripped down to their underwear for Emporio Armani, with Beckham even posing for billboards with his wife Victoria, of Spice Girls fame. Nadal won this year's French, Wimbledon and US Open titles to knock Roger Federer off the top of the world rankings.