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Roger Federer is one of People's sexiest men alive

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Roger Federer's tennis game may be slipping, but at least he hasn't lost a step in the physique department.

The 16-time Grand Slam champ is featured in People's upcoming Sexiest Man Alive issue after having one of the "25 sexy chests to be thankful for." (Or, as the grammatical police would call it: "the 25 sexy chests for which to be thankful." For that matter, who's supposed to be thankful for his chest? Us or him? Or Mirka?)

Anyway, here's the picture People used:

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In case you can't read it, the caption says: "Now that's one love! The Australian Open champ causes quite a 'racket,' practicing shirtless in Queens, N.Y."

Of course he's causing a racket. He has a racket in his hands. Why wouldn't he be -- OH! Racket as in a loud noise, not a type of striking implement! They meant it as a homophone. Clever, People Magazine. Clever. (Also, though calling Fed "the Australian Open champ" is technically correct, it's weird that the mag is defining him by that one win. It's like calling Denzel Washington the star of "Hill Street Blues.")

Federer is joined on the list of sexy chests by the likes of A.C. Slater, the Old Spice guy, Mr. Posh Spice, David Silver from 90210, some guy I've never heard of who apparently eats Cheerios on his balcony whilst shirtless, Pauly D and actual Federer friend Gavin Rossdale.

Ryan Reynolds was named People's Sexiest Man of 2010.

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