Photos: 2014 BNP Paribas Open – Day 9.

"Alexandr Dolgopolov jumps as he returns a shot from Fabio Fognini in a fourth round match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Alexandr Dolgopolov jumps as he returns a shot from Fabio Fognini in a fourth round match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Fabio Fognini hits a shot beween his legs during a fourth round match against Alexandr Dolgopolov at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Fabio Fognini hits a shot beween his legs during a fourth round match against Alexandr Dolgopolov at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Andy Murray falls after playing a point against Milos Ranoic in a fourth round match Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Andy Murray falls after playing a point against Milos Ranoic in a fourth round match Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

" Milos Raonic reacts after defeating Andy Murray in a fourth round match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

” Milos Raonic reacts after defeating Andy Murray in a fourth round match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Simona Halep reacts after defeating Casey Dellacqua at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Simona Halep reacts after defeating Casey Dellacqua at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Tennis journalist Bud Collins receives the Alan King Tennis Passion Award on Stadium 1 at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Tennis journalist Bud Collins receives the Alan King Tennis Passion Award on Stadium 1 at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Stan Wawrinka returns a shot from Kevin Anderson during the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Stan Wawrinka returns a shot from Kevin Anderson during the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Stan Wawrinka serves to Kevin Anderson during the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Stan Wawrinka serves to Kevin Anderson during the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Stan Wawrinka returns a shot from Kevin Anderson during the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Stan Wawrinka returns a shot from Kevin Anderson during the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer walks out of the tunnel before playing Tommy Haas at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Roger Federer walks out of the tunnel before playing Tommy Haas at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Tommy Haas returns a shot from Roger Federer at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Tommy Haas returns a shot from Roger Federer at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Tommy Haas plays Roger Federer at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Roger Federer serves to Tommy Haas at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer serves to Tommy Haas at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Roger Federer serves to Tommy Haas at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

I don’t have much time to post, but here are the highlights from yesterday at Indian Wells. 

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: 2014 BNP Paribas Open – Day 5.

"Rafael Nadal reacts after winning a point during a match against Radek Stepanek in the second round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Rafael Nadal reacts after winning a point during a match against Radek Stepanek in the second round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Rafael Nadal reacts defeating Radek Stepanek in the second round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Rafael Nadal reacts defeating Radek Stepanek in the second round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"An aerial view of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden is shown Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“An aerial view of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden is shown Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Lleyton Hewitt lunges for a forehand during a match against Kevin Anderson Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Lleyton Hewitt lunges for a forehand during a match against Kevin Anderson Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Sorana Cirstea lunges for a backhand from Camila Giorgi at the BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Sorana Cirstea lunges for a backhand from Camila Giorgi at the BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Li Na hits a forehand during a match against Jie Zheng at the BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Li Na hits a forehand during a match against Jie Zheng at the BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Paul Henri Mathieu hits a forehand against Roger Federer at the BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Paul Henri Mathieu hits a forehand against Roger Federer at the BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Andy Murray serves during a match against Lukas Rosol at theBNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Andy Murray serves during a match against Lukas Rosol at theBNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Urszula Radwanska and Agnieszka Radwanska sign autographs on Day 4 of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Urszula Radwanska and Agnieszka Radwanska sign autographs on Day 4 of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Actor Kevin Spacey attends a match between Stanislas Wawrinka and Ivo Karlovic Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Actor Kevin Spacey attends a match between Stanislas Wawrinka and Ivo Karlovic Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Bob and Mike Bryan chat between points during a match against Scott Lipsky and Florian Mayer at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Bob and Mike Bryan chat between points during a match against Scott Lipsky and Florian Mayer at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer serves during a match against Paul Henri Mathieu in the second round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Roger Federer serves during a match against Paul Henri Mathieu in the second round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer serves during a match against Paul Henri Mathieu in the second round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Roger Federer serves during a match against Paul Henri Mathieu in the second round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer serves during a match against Paul Henri Mathieu in the second round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Roger Federer serves during a match against Paul Henri Mathieu in the second round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer reacts after defeating Paul Henri Mathieu in the second round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Roger Federer reacts after defeating Paul Henri Mathieu in the second round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

Super Saturday yesterday! What a day running from court to court shooting all the big names. I tried to take advantage of the nice light and great emotions on court.

Another busy day ahead.

Photos and Video: BNP Paribas Open – Day 10.

"Caroline Wozniacki reacts after defeating Angelique Kerber in the semifinals Friday, March 15, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Caroline Wozniacki reacts after defeating Angelique Kerber in the semifinals Friday, March 15, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Angelique Kerber returns a shot from Caroline Wozniacki in the semifinals Friday, March 15, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Angelique Kerber returns a shot from Caroline Wozniacki in the semifinals Friday, March 15, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Novak Djokovic reacts after defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarterfinals Friday, March 15, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic reacts after defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarterfinals Friday, March 15, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Andy Murray serves to Juan Martin Del Potro in the quarterfinals Friday, March 15, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Andy Murray serves to Juan Martin Del Potro in the quarterfinals Friday, March 15, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Andy Murray and Juan Martin Del Potro shake hands after their quarterfinal match Friday, March 15, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Andy Murray and Juan Martin Del Potro shake hands after their quarterfinal match Friday, March 15, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Juan Martin Del Potro reacts after defeating Andy Murray in the quarterfinals Friday, March 15, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Juan Martin Del Potro reacts after defeating Andy Murray in the quarterfinals Friday, March 15, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"The sun begins to set of Main Stadium at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden Friday, March 15, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“The sun begins to set of Main Stadium at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden Friday, March 15, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Maria Kirilenko reacts during her semifinal match against Maria Sharapova Friday, March 15, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Maria Kirilenko reacts during her semifinal match against Maria Sharapova Friday, March 15, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Maria Sharapova hits a backhand during her semifinal match against Maria Kirilenko Friday, March 15, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Maria Sharapova hits a backhand during her semifinal match against Maria Kirilenko Friday, March 15, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

Here is a selection of photos from quarterfinal and semifinal action on the men’s and women’s side of the 2013 BNP Paribas Open. We’re deep into the tournament now, so at this point, the photos become more about emotion and reaction rather than straight about straight tennis action.

Additionally, I’ve posted a video from an incredibly unique opportunity I had to follow Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal as they were escorted from the locker room to the court before their quarterfinal match two days ago.

What I love best about the work that I do is the experiences it allows for. These intimate moments before a sporting event of international interest are rarely seen, and it was incredible to witness that first hand. The entire journey took about three minutes, but it seemed to all happen so quickly. A memorable assignment for sure.

This video I shot and edited follows their journey.

More to come from all of today’s action!

Photos and Video: BNP Paribas Open – Day 2.

"Roger Federer addresses the media during a press conference Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California."

“Roger Federer addresses the media during a press conference Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer addresses the media during a press conference Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California."

“Rafael Nadal addresses the media during a press conference Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer addresses the media during a press conference Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California."

“Rafael Nadal hits a forehand during a practice session Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer addresses the media during a press conference Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California."

“Andy Murray addresses the media during a press conference Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer addresses the media during a press conference Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California."

“Storm clouds give way to a sunset over Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer addresses the media during a press conference Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California."

“The Indian Wells Club in Palm Springs, California is shown Thursday, March 7, 2013 before the start of the player party during the BNP Paribas Open.”

Well, I’m a day late with this post, and a lot has happened since everything you see above, but I still want to get the blog up to date.

The video up top is one I shot and edited from the 2013 BNP Paribas Open Player Party, which was held at the Indian Wells Club. I filmed as all-around media star, Pete Holtermann, interviewed the top players in attendance on the green carpet.

This year, the party had a “disco” theme, so we asked the players about their music preferences and dancing skills. This is kind of a fun piece, I think. Unfortunately, one of the main house lights on the green carpet area blew out halfway through, so the lighting on all of the interviews inconsistent. Regardless, it was neat to be there in the presence of so many pros.

I was running against the clock to get this piece up and out through the tournament social media outlets as soon as possible, so I think there are a few spots where the editing could be tightened up. But, such is life in our nonstop, need-it-now media world.

The photos are an assortment from the day. It’s the standard stuff: press conferences, practice courts, and scenes from around the grounds.

Thanks for looking. Enjoy!