Fabio Fognini Australian Open outfit

New year, new gear for Fabio Fognini who switched from Hydrogen to Emporio Armani. Fognini will star in the latest campaigns for the EA7 Emporio Armani and Emporio Armani Underwear lines, the Italian brand announced in a news release. He has also been signed up to front new collections in the Emporio Armani Underwear line, starting this month. His wife, 2015 US Open champion Flavia Pennetta, will also feature in the advertising campaigns.
Here’s a look at his Australian Open outfit:

Check out these just released pics of a shirtless Rafael Nadal for Armani Jeans and Emporio Armani Underwear!

Nadal Fall/Winter Armani campaign

Nadal Fall/Winter Armani campaign

And some backstage images and video of the campaign unveiling at Macy’s, NYC (source Armani Facebook page):
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Nadal Armani ad

Nadal Armani ad

Nadal Armani ad

In this week’s Tennis Buzz: Federer is not happy with Navratilova’s comments, Sharapova wears her grandmother’s underwear and Djokovic is flying high.

Following Djokovic’s victory in Indian Wells, Federer has dropped to number 3, and Navratilova predicts it will be hard for him to get back to number one:

Roger is on the other side of the float, I don’t think he’ll ever play as well as he did three or four years ago—that’s not to say he can’t still win a slam, but it’s difficult to see him climbing back to No. 1.Nadal is dominating and Djokovic’s confidence is off the chart. Roger has lost three matches (this season) to Djokovic and lost to him at U.S. Open last year as well, it will get under his skin.

And Federer is grumpy:

Maybe she missed the London World Tour Finals. Maybe she was somewhere else climbing Kilimanjaro. I love her. Look, I think she’s been an inspiration to my wife [Mirka] and I always love seeing her, but if you had the microphone in front of you and you get a negative question, you get dragged into it. And she’s in front of the microphone a lot of times like other experts and eventually you can’t just say only good things. You have to also say more negative things.

I must say I agree with Navratilova: Nadal came back succesffuly from injury, Djokovic plays the tennis of his life, and Del Potro is again a Grand Slam contender but Federer is so used to be praised for everything he does -even for breathing air- that every little critic is a drama for him.
What a hard life for Federer….

During this time, number 2 Novak Djokovic was playing tennis on wings of flying plane in this HEAD commercial…
[youtube width=”640″ height=”390″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebBMqcjoo94[/youtube]

whereas Nadal stars in this commercial for Armani Jeans and Emporio Armani Underwear:

[youtube width=”640″ height=”390″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbfFeXPkvsQ[/youtube]

And speaking of underwear, Maria Sharapova graces the cover of Russian Tatler’s March issue… in her grandma’s underwear:

More pics on Sharapova’s website.

The world number one lost in quarterfinals in Melbourne but here is a little consolation for Rafa’s fans: the first photos of Rafael Nadal‘s Emporio Armani Underwear and Jeans campaign.

It’s pretty hmm interesting. Enjoy!

Rafael Nadal ad for Emporio Armani

Rafael Nadal ad for Emporio Armani

Rafael Nadal ad for Emporio Armani

And some backstage images from the shooting (source Armani Facebook page):
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