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Shakira Feels Connected With Rafael Nadal

February 25, 2010 (2:47 am) GMT
The 33-year-old singer reveals the reason behind her decision for picking the Spanish athlete as a cameo in her new music video, admitting that she 'identifies' with him.

has opened up about her decision to cast in a new music video, insisting she picked the tennis ace to be her leading man because she "identifies" with him. The Colombian singer sparked reports of a new romance with Nadal when they were photographed meeting together, shortly before filming a steamy promo for Shakira's new single "Gypsy".

Nadal's rep spoke out to deny the rumors in early February and now Shakira has discussed her relationship with the Spanish athlete. She explains, "I thought that maybe I needed someone (in the video) I could in some way identify with."

"And Rafael Nadal is a person who has been totally committed to his career since he was very young, since he was 17, I believe. (The song represents my) way of living and seeing life. I've been on the road since I was very young, so that's where the gypsy metaphor comes from."

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