The 2016 U.S. Open starts Monday, Aug. 29, and even if you’re not a tennis fan, the tournament brings a lot to look forward to. Set in bustling New York City, with stunning views of the skyline visible in every aerial shot of the coverage, the courts are the site of some of the hottest action of tennis season—and some of the best people-watching in the game.
Between the celebrities who come out to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens each year and the hunky men on the court, it’s hard to decide where to focus our attention. Over the years, stars from Beyoncé to Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper, and Justin Timberlake have been spotted at the tournament.
The guys on the court aren’t too hard on the eyes either. From the adorable Spaniard Rafael Nadal to the Italian heartthrob Fabio Fognini, Serbian firecracker Novak Djokovic to the lovable Brit Andy Murray, some of tennis’s best contenders for the men’s singles title could double as male models. Plus, those major muscles certainly don’t hurt their swoon-worthy factor.
Sadly, not every man on our hot list will be able to compete in the tournament—Roger Federer and Tomas Berdych have both pulled out of the tournament with injuries, but luckily there's still plenty of eye candy to be found.
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