2015 BNP Paribas Open – Day 5.

Here is a gallery from ATP and WTA All-Access Hour and media availability today at the BNP Paribas Open, as well as a few from some practice sessions as the bigger names arrived on site. 

Didn’t get the chance to shoot a lot of match action today, but there were some fun features from the media hour. When you take a step back, it’s crazy to see moments like the above, with the world’s best so close to each other. 

Photos: The Championships Wimbledon 2014 – Thursday, June 26, 2014.

"A fan reads a newspaper on the outer courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“A fan reads a newspaper on the outer courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Fans watch as Rafael Nadal practices at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Fans watch as Rafael Nadal practices at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Milos Raonic hits a forehand during a match against Jack Sock at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Milos Raonic hits a forehand during a match against Jack Sock at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Ana Ivanovic celebrates after defeating Jie Zheng at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Ana Ivanovic celebrates after defeating Jie Zheng at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Sabine Lisicki serves during a match against Karolina Pilskova at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Sabine Lisicki serves during a match against Karolina Pilskova at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Sabine Lisicki celebrates after defeating Karolina Pilskova at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Sabine Lisicki celebrates after defeating Karolina Pilskova at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Fans queue to enter No. 3 Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Fans queue to enter No. 3 Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Fans wait for autographs on the stairs outside Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Fans wait for autographs on the stairs outside Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Fans look over a balcony at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Fans look over a balcony at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Darija Jurak and Megan Moulton-Levy (USA) chat before a doubles match against Su-Wei Hsieh and Shuai Peng at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Darija Jurak and Megan Moulton-Levy (USA) chat before a doubles match against Su-Wei Hsieh and
Shuai Peng at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"A ball boy looks across court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“A ball boy looks across court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"A line judge looks across court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“A line judge looks across court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"A fan reaches for a bottle of wine inside a tent as they wait in the queue to enter the grounds at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“A fan reaches for a bottle of wine inside a tent as they wait in the queue to enter the grounds at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"A fan stands under an umbrella as she waits in the queue to enter the grounds at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“A fan stands under an umbrella as she waits in the queue to enter the grounds at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

Another long one. Here are some selects from the day, and here is a gallery with some others. 

Photos: 2014 BNP Paribas Open – Day 7.

"Alexandr Dolgopolov reacts after defeating Rafael Nadal in three sets at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Alexandr Dolgopolov reacts after defeating Rafael Nadal in three sets at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Alexandr Dologpolov hugs Rafael Nadal after their match at the BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Alexandr Dologpolov hugs Rafael Nadal after their match at the BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Rafael Nadal and Alexandr Dolgopolov play each other in a third round match on Stadium 1 at the BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Rafael Nadal and Alexandr Dolgopolov play each other in a third round match on Stadium 1 at the BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer reacts after defeating Dmitry Tursunov in the third round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Roger Federer reacts after defeating Dmitry Tursunov in the third round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Li Na hits a forehand against Karolina Pliskova in the third round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Li Na hits a forehand against Karolina Pliskova in the third round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Ana Ivanovic hits a forehand against Sloane Stephens at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Ana Ivanovic hits a forehand against Sloane Stephens at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Andy Murray reacts after losing a point to Jir Vesely in the third round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Andy Murray reacts after losing a point to Jir Vesely in the third round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Maria Sharapova serves to  Camila Giorgi in the third round at the BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Maria Sharapova serves to Camila Giorgi in the third round at the BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Camila Giorgi serves to Maria Sharapova in the third round at the BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Camila Giorgi serves to Maria Sharapova in the third round at the BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Camila Giorgi plays Maria Sharapova in the third round at the BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Camila Giorgi plays Maria Sharapova in the third round at the BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Camila Giorgi reacts after winning a point against Maria Sharapova in the third round at the BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Camila Giorgi reacts after winning a point against Maria Sharapova in the third round at the BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Maria Sharapova argues with the chair umpire during a third round match against Camila Giorgi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Maria Sharapova argues with the chair umpire during a third round match against Camila Giorgi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Camila Giorgi reacts after defeating Maria Sharapova in the third round at the BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Camila Giorgi reacts after defeating Maria Sharapova in the third round at the BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Maria Sharapova waves to the crowd as she walks off court after being defeated in three sets by Camila Giorgi in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Maria Sharapova waves to the crowd as she walks off court after being defeated in three sets by Camila Giorgi in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

What a day of tennis. Just like that, the two defending champions of this tournament, Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal, are out of the draw after being upset to two underdogs.

Great drama. Great moments.

Photos: BNP Paribas Open – Day 6.

"Roger Federer serves during his match against Ivan Dodig Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Roger Federer serves during his match against Ivan Dodig Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer serves during his match against Ivan Dodig Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Roger Federer serves during his match against Ivan Dodig Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer serves during his match against Ivan Dodig Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Roger Federer serves during his match against Ivan Dodig Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer serves during his match against Ivan Dodig Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Roger Federer serves during his match against Ivan Dodig Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer poses for a photo with singer Gladys Knight Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Roger Federer poses for a photo with singer Gladys Knight Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Caroline Wozniacki serves during her match against Elena Vesnina Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Caroline Wozniacki serves during her match against Elena Vesnina Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Mardy Fish and James Blake wave to the crowd after defeating Milos Raonic and Feliciano Lopez Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Mardy Fish and James Blake wave to the crowd after defeating Milos Raonic and Feliciano Lopez Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Bob and Mike Bryan talk between points during their match against John Isner and Same Querrey Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Bob and Mike Bryan talk between points during their match against John Isner and Same Querrey Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Ana Ivanovic reacts during her match against Mona Barthel Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Ana Ivanovic reacts during her match against Mona Barthel Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Fans show their support for Ana Ivanovic during her match against Mona Barthel Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Fans show their support for Ana Ivanovic during her match against Mona Barthel Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Ernests Gulbis returns a shot during his match against Andreas Seppi Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Ernests Gulbis returns a shot during his match against Andreas Seppi Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Victoria Azarenka reacts during her match against Kirsten Flipkens Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Victoria Azarenka reacts during her match against Kirsten Flipkens Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Sun sets over the grounds of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Sun sets over the grounds of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Fans cheer between during a match between Lleyton Hewitt and Stanislas Wawrinka Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Fans cheer between during a match between Lleyton Hewitt and Stanislas Wawrinka Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

Yesterday was another packed day at the BNP Paribas Open. The draws are starting to thin out, so because I’ve got a bit more time with each match, I’m starting to mix things up and get some different angles and looks around court. 

I also had the opportunity to shoot a private meet and greet with Roger Federer and Gladys Knight, the “Empress of Soul,” which was a little side adventure. 

Another big day today. Enjoy the tennis!