Photos: 2014 BNP Paribas Open – Day 1.

"Rafael Nadal drinks water during a workout on the practice courts at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Tuesday, March 4, 2014."

“Rafael Nadal drinks water during a workout on the practice courts at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Tuesday, March 4, 2014.”

"Rafael Nadal hits a forehand on the practice courts at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Tuesday, March 4, 2014."

“Rafael Nadal hits a forehand on the practice courts at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Tuesday, March 4, 2014.”

"Rafael Nadal unveils a mural of himself outside of Stadium 1 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Tuesday, March 4, 2014."

“Rafael Nadal unveils a mural of himself outside of Stadium 1 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Tuesday, March 4, 2014.”

"Rafael Nadal's shoes are shown before the unveiling of a mural of himself outside of Stadium 1 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Tuesday, March 4, 2014."

“Rafael Nadal’s shoes are shown before the unveiling of a mural of himself outside of Stadium 1 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Tuesday, March 4, 2014.”

"Jo-Wilfried Tsonga plays soccer on the player lawn at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Tuesday, March 4, 2014."

“Jo-Wilfried Tsonga plays soccer on the player lawn at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Tuesday, March 4, 2014.”

"Petra Kvitova gets a Sushi rolling lesson from Gregorio Stephenson, head chef at Nobu in the newly constructed Stadium 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Tuesday, March 4, 2014."

“Petra Kvitova gets a Sushi rolling lesson from Gregorio Stephenson, head chef at Nobu in the newly constructed Stadium 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Tuesday, March 4, 2014.”

"Fans gather to watch the ATP Draw Ceremony for the 2014 BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Tuesday, March 4, 2014."

“Fans gather to watch the ATP Draw Ceremony for the 2014 BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Tuesday, March 4, 2014.”

There’s always a buzz around the grounds when the big guys get to town. That’s what it was like yesterday, as Rafael Nadal made his first appearance in Indian Wells this year.

I wanted to shoot something different than the normal forehands and backhands at his practice session, and caught that quick glance he shot across the court as he took a water break. A moody moment.

A busy day lies ahead today!