The Iceman can count Bianca Jagger amongst his former flames (boy she really picked them!) and with his best buddy Vitas Gerulaitis, raised hell on the tennis circuit. The playboy has his own line of underwear to help get people in the mood and think of Bjorn. Still got it.
Boom Boom by name, Boom Boom by nature. Becker retired from professional tennis to become a professional playboy. We all forget who he has dated since splitting with former wife Barbara Feltus, but we will never forget how he fathered a child with a Russian model, after an ‘encounter’ in the cupboard of a London restaurant after his final Wimbledon match while his wife was pregnant. Classy.
Mecurial, temperamental, intelligent, popular, what more could you ask? Safin was rarely seen without a model or two very far away. These days, the same may be true but he’s grown up enough to be part of the Russian parliament to confirm that he’s not just a pretty face. Marat finally split with Daria Zhukova, 25, after three years of endless fights. He told a Russian magazine: “We used to fight, break up, get back together again, it was all quite hectic.”
A-Rod prefers blondes clearly. He’s settled down with Brooklyn Decker after dating 8 previous blondes including Maria Sharapova. A dead ringer for Seann William Scott and future hall of famer, no wonder he was popular. Former squeezes included the actress Mandy Moore, who met after Moore invited Roddick to the set of her film “How to Deal,” and immediately hit it off.”He had a wonderful sense of humor. He was very handsome and tall. That’s a big thing for me because I’m almost 5’10, so I need someone tall,” said Moore to ‘People’ magazine.
F-Lo has fans across the age spectrum including his most famous, Judy Murray who nicknamed him ‘Deliciano’. Feliciano was engaged to the Spanish tennis player Maria Antonia Sanchez Lorenzo. His long relationship with her helped him deal with the tennis life because she has a first-hand understanding of the difficulties he endures. He also dated Miss Spain and has done modeling regularly throughout his career and continues to be well known for his partying, hitting the beaches Ibiza with Fernando Verdasco. Sucks to be him.
A case of beauties and beast. Watch out if you’re a female Czech tennis player as Radek is on the prowl and is the kiss of death for your tennis career, evidenced by Nicole Vaidisova. As you may remember he was engaged to Martini Hingis, which was also the kiss of death for her career, but she had an even more colorful dating record than him. He must have one hell of a sense of humor or something else.
Wild hair, wild man back in the day. Of course these days, he’s a model citizen, Steffi Graf’s husband and most respected retired player out there. During the mullet years, Andre liked to party. He famously was married Brooke Shields for two years in the late 1990s, but later had the marriage annulled (so she could re-marry in a Catholic Church). If you’ re curious how he did on the court during the first two years of marriage, the answer is simple: No Grand Slam Championships.
No slouch on court or off. The Scud has been in 10 celebrity relationships averaging approximately 1.3 years each. Philippoussis’ former Tennis coach, Pat Cash, wrote in his autobiography in 2002 that former flame Anna Kournikova, demanded that Philippoussis telephone her several times a day to tell her she was beautiful. He then went to Cougar town on the show ‘Age of Love’ looking for ‘love’ among a group of women ranging in age from their early 20s to their late 40s. Unsurprisingly, he’s still single.
His outgoing personality and generous spirit made him extremely popular with his peers. There were fast cars, fast women and legendary stories about how he would foot enormous drinks bills in his beloved nightclubs. He would have his credit card out before anybody and at one time in the 1980s it was rumoured he had clocked up the third highest American Express bill on the planet, as he would use it to fly everywhere with ladies in private jets. A member of the mile high club no doubt.
Red-blooded Spaniard Moya, dated the gorgeous Flavia Pennetta for a few years and blew that one. Much of Pennetta’s auto-biography, Straight to the Heart (Dritto al Cuore), details her break-up with Moya. When Pennetta found out that he was having an affair with a Spanish television presenter, she realised that she had lost any sense of herself in their relationship. He has since settled down with a Spanish actress and has two children.