Rafael Nadal poses with Bar Refaeli in SI’s swimsuit issue (photos)

Chris Chase
February 14, 2012

Rafael Nadal will be gracing the pages of Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue. The magazine, which hits newsstands on Valentine's Day, includes a spread of Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli posing with different athletes. Nadal is featured in "Bar & The Boys" along with Olympic champion Michael Phelps and NBA star Chris Paul.

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Ten pictures of Rafa and Refaeli are featured on SI's swimsuit website. The spread was shot in Montreal by famed photographer Walter Iooss Jr.

Judging by the way things have gone for Nadal over the past 13 months, it's only a matter of time before we learn that Novak Djokovic did a 20-shot pictorial with Kate Upton.

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