Sport Tennis Stan strips off: Wawrinka in the buff for ESPN
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Stan strips off: Wawrinka in the buff for ESPN

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Swiss tennis star Stanislas Wawrinka has left little to the imagination in a new photoshoot for ESPN magazine’s annual Body Issue.

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In the revealing new photos, the world number four plays tennis completely naked, showing off his impressive physique.

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Speaking to the magazine, the 30-year-old insisted he was not focussed on his looks when working out but his performance.

“My body is for my tennis, it’s for my sport. I’m not a model at all,” the tennis ace said.

“I don’t work out to go to the beach, I work out to play well and to do well on the court.”

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Wawrinka, who credits his fitness coach Pierre Paganini with his strength, also said he went through a chubby stage just like everyone else.

“When I was younger, I was a little bit fat. I wasn’t like big-time fat, I was just overweight – maybe around when I was 13 or 14. At that time I wasn’t practicing that much, tennis was just a hobby. But it wasn’t easy to feel that way,” he said.

Despite his serious expression in the photos, the tennis pro has maintained a sense of humour about the revealing shoot, retweeting a cartoon showing him exposing himself to the Queen.

Wawrinka is through to the third round at Wimbledon after defeating the Dominican Republic’s Victor Estrella Burgos in three sets.

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