2017 BNP Paribas Open: Sunday, March 20, 2017.

Here are photos from championship Sunday at this year’s BNP Paribas Open. This was the 5th time I’ve shot this tournament. That’s hard to believe. Shooting around the grounds in the 90 plus degree heat has become second nature to me by this point, but with familiarity comes the challenge of making what you shoot look unique and different from years past. It’s a good challenge every year, and this go around was just that – a good challenge. 

It’s not just a challenge creatively, either. 15-plus hour days in the desert sun with no days off is really difficult to do. By the end of this tournament, I was completely spent, both physically and mentally. Luckily, I think pacing is something you learn as you get older. I feel like I’ve gotten a little better at this over the years, at least. 

While the tennis is always amazing in Indian Wells, what keeps me coming back year after year are the people I work with. I’m so lucky to be included each year as part of an incredibly talented, hard working, fun group of photographers, editors, writers, videographers, and social media gurus. Having a team of people like this around you pushes you to be better, and it’s amazing to see ideas and concepts come to life through the collaboration among us. Thanks again to everyone on the team – you know who you are!

After a month in Florida for Spring Training, followed immediately by 10 days at this tournament, I’m back in Boston and catching up on rest. But not too much rest. Opening Day is in 11 days!

2017 BNP Paribas Open: Friday, March 17, 2017.

I’m late catching up on tennis from Friday. Here are some photos from a busy day.

2017 BNP Paribas Open: Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

Another big day of tennis yesterday. Here are a few favorites from the day.

PHOTOS: 2016 CONNECTICUT OPEN TENNIS – DAY 5.

Here are photos from Day 5 of the Connecticut Open yesterday. 

Photos: New Haven Open – Day 7.

"Ball Kids dance on Stadium Court during a rain delay on Day 7 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 20, 2013.”

“Ball Kids dance on Stadium Court during a rain delay on Day 7 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 22, 2013.”

"Kids are given racquets during an Emirates Airline tennis clinic on Day 7 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 20, 2013.”

“Kids are given racquets during an Emirates Airline tennis clinic on Day 7 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 22, 2013.”

"Wayne Bryan, father of Bob and Mike Bryan, leads a cheer during the annual family classic tennis clinic on Day 7 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 20, 2013.”

“Wayne Bryan (left), father of Bob and Mike Bryan, leads a cheer during the annual family classic tennis clinic on Day 7 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 22, 2013.”

"Simona Halep prepares to hit a swinging forehand volley on Day 7 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 20, 2013.”

“Simona Halep prepares to hit a swinging forehand volley on Day 7 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 22, 2013.”

"Caroline Wozniacki waves to the crowd on Stadium Court after defeating Sloane Stephens on Day 7 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 20, 2013.”

“Caroline Wozniacki waves to the crowd on Stadium Court after defeating Sloane Stephens on Day 7 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 22, 2013.”

"Elena Vesnina wipes her face with a towel between points during a match on Day 7 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 20, 2013.”

“Elena Vesnina wipes her face with a towel between points during a match on Day 7 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 22, 2013.”

"Sloane Stephens reacts on a changeover during a match against Caroline Wozniacki as her coach, David Nainkin, looks on on Day 7 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 20, 2013.”

“Sloane Stephens reacts on a changeover during a match against Caroline Wozniacki as her coach, David Nainkin, looks on on Day 7 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Thursday, August 22, 2013.”

This was another busy day which had me running every which way around the grounds. This is a quick bite of everything I shot on Day 7. 

Photos: New Haven Open – Day 5.

"Petra Kvitova serves during a match on Day 5 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 20, 2013.”

“Petra Kvitova serves during a match on Day 5 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 20, 2013.”

"Petra Kvitova lunges to return a serve on Day 5 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 20, 2013.”

“Petra Kvitova lunges to return a serve on Day 5 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 20, 2013.”

"Annika Beck lunges to return a serve from Petra Kvitova on Day 5 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 20, 2013.”

“Annika Beck lunges to return a serve from Petra Kvitova on Day 5 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 20, 2013.”

"Elena Vesnina reacts after losing a point on Day 5 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 20, 2013.”

“Elena Vesnina reacts after losing a point on Day 5 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 20, 2013.”

"Sara Errani plays a game of table tennis after an autograph session on Day 5 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 20, 2013.”

“Sara Errani plays a game of table tennis after an autograph session on Day 5 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 20, 2013.”

"Fans line up for autographs on Stadium Court following a match on Day 5 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 20, 2013.”

“Fans line up for autographs on Stadium Court following a match on Day 5 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 20, 2013.”

"Angelique Kerber hits a forehand during a demonstration at a 'Girl Scout Day' tennis clinic on Day 5 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 20, 2013.”

“Angelique Kerber hits a forehand during a demonstration at a ‘Girl Scout Day’ tennis clinic on Day 5 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 20, 2013.”

"Fans cheer during a match on Stadium Court on Day 5 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 20, 2013.”

“Fans cheer during a match on Stadium Court on Day 5 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Tuesday, August 20, 2013.”

I’m back in Boston now and finally finding the time to catch up on all my work from the New Haven Open at Yale. This is the first of several post to come, so I won’t type too much in each consecutive post until I get to the end of the tournament.

Photos: BNP Paribas Open – Day 9.

"A full stadium at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden is shown during a match between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“A full stadium at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden is shown during a match between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Rafael Nadal serves during his match against Roger Federer Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Rafael Nadal serves during his match against Roger Federer Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer wipes his face with a towel during his match against Rafael Nadal Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Roger Federer wipes his face with a towel during his match against Rafael Nadal Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer walks off the court after losing to Rafael Nadal Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Roger Federer walks off the court after losing to Rafael Nadal Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Bob and Mike Bryan celebrate after defeating Santiago Gonzales and Scott Lipsky Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Bob and Mike Bryan celebrate after defeating Santiago Gonzales and Scott Lipsky Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Ekaterina Makarova lunges for a shot alongside Elena Vesnina during their doubles match against Casey Dellacqua and Kimika Date-Krumm Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Ekaterina Makarova lunges for a shot alongside Elena Vesnina during their doubles match against Casey Dellacqua and Kimika Date-Krumm Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Tomas Berdych reacts after defeating Kevin Anderson Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Tomas Berdych reacts after defeating Kevin Anderson Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Victoria Azarenka addresses the media after announcing her withdrawal from the tournament due to an ankle injury Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Victoria Azarenka addresses the media after announcing her withdrawal from the tournament due to an ankle injury Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

A bit of a slower day yesterday, as Samantha Stosur and Victoria Azarenka, two of the hot tickets in the women’s draw, pulled out of the tournament due to injuries. Those developments left us with a  bit of downtime, which was a nice change of pace from the constant grind this tournament has been so far.

It also gave me a chance to recuperate before the much anticipated match between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Although the match didn’t turn out to be one of the classics like they’ve had so many times before, the energy in the stadium was still high and it was a lot of fun to shoot. More to come soon from that match. 

Thanks for looking. Enjoy the photos!