By Georgina Littlejohn
Love On The Rocks: Shakira moves in close to tennis champion Rafael Nadal in a scene for the video for her new single Gypsy
Rafael Nadal's sex appeal clearly extends much further than the boundary lines of the tennis court.
The former Wimbledon and French Open up a storming ace as he gets up close and personal with sexy Colombian singer Shakira.
The pair nuzzle up and roll around together on what appears to be some rock face, the chemistry sizzling between them.
The South American star, 33, leaves little to the imagination with her revealing outfit, which appears to be just a chiffon scarf strategically wrapped round her modesty.
Not that Nadal, 23, seems to mind, as he - fully clothes in jeans and a T-shirt - moves in closer to the singer as she snuggles in deep to him.
But before their other halves seethe with jealously, it's all in the name of music - Shakira's video for her new song Gypsy, to be precise.
Up close: The couple nuzzle noses and snuggle up
The pair filmed the video for the song, which is due out in April, in Barcelona last month and hung about together while in the Spanish city.
Both are happily settled in long-term relationships, with Shakira engaged to Antonio de la Rúa, the son of former President of Argentina Fernando de la Rúa.
Nadal, who is often nicknamed The King of Clay, is dating his high school sweetheart Maria Francisca Perello.
A couple of stars: Shakira and Nadal stare up at the night sky
Holding hands: They gaze into each other's eyes
But that didn't stop the rumour mill turning and hinting at a relationship developing between Shakira and Nadal, after the New York Post's Page Six reported that they were 'whispering and all smiles' as they had lunch together at the city's W Hotel.
Nadal's spokesperson, Benito Perez-Barbadillo, denied that the pair were romantically involved and insisted that Nadal's manager Carlos Costa, and video director Jaume de Laiguana were also at the restaurant.
He told the New York Post: 'We were all there, and Shakira only came when we'd finished the main course to have something to drink, accompanied by her manager, Ceci Kurzman, and Jaume.
'It was a dinner organised with the director to brief Rafa on what was expected from him in the video.'
Nadal is not the first tennis star to make a cameo appearance in a pop star's video.
Anna Kournikova starred alongside Spanish pop star Enrique Inglesias in his video for his 2001 single Escape, and they started dating after meeting on set.