Photos and Reflections: 2014 BNP Paribas Open – Day 13.

“Novak Djokovic and American Idol judge Randy Jackson pose for a photograph before the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s finals Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Novak Djokovic and American Idol judge Randy Jackson pose for a photograph before the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s finals Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“American Idol finalist Angie Miller sings the National Anthem before the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s finals Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“American Idol finalist Angie Miller sings the National Anthem before the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s finals Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Flavia Pennetta is introduced on court before the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s finals against Agnieszka Radwanska Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Flavia Pennetta is introduced on court before the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s finals against Agnieszka Radwanska Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Flavia Pennetta hits a backhand during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s finals against Agnieszka Radwanska Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Flavia Pennetta hits a backhand during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s finals against Agnieszka Radwanska Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Agnieszka Radwanska hits a backhand during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s finals against Flavia Pennetta Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Agnieszka Radwanska hits a backhand during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s finals against Flavia Pennetta Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Fans show support for Agnieszka Radwanska during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s finals against Flavia Pennetta Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Fans show support for Agnieszka Radwanska during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s finals against Flavia Pennetta Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Flavia Pennetta reacts after winning the first set during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s finals against Agnieszka Radwanska Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Flavia Pennetta reacts after winning the first set during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s finals against Agnieszka Radwanska Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Flavia Pennetta reacts after defeating Agnieszka Radwanska to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s singles championship Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Flavia Pennetta reacts after defeating Agnieszka Radwanska to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s singles championship Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Flavia Pennetta poses with the trophy after defeating Agnieszka Radwanska to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s singles championship Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Flavia Pennetta poses with the trophy after defeating Agnieszka Radwanska to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s singles championship Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic, John McEnroe, a ball boy, and Roger Federer pose for a photograph before the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s finals Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic, John McEnroe, a ball boy, and Roger Federer pose for a photograph before the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s finals Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Roger Federer serves to Novak Djokovic during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s finals Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Roger Federer serves to Novak Djokovic during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s finals Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Roger Federer hits a forehand during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open against Novak Djokovic Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Roger Federer hits a forehand during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open against Novak Djokovic Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Roger Federer reacts after winning a point during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open against Novak Djokovic Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Roger Federer reacts after winning a point during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open against Novak Djokovic Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic reacts after losing a point during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open against Roger Federer Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic reacts after losing a point during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open against Roger Federer Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Novak Djokovic hits a forehand during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open against Roger Federer Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic hits a forehand during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open against Roger Federer Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic reacts after winning a point during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open against Roger Federer Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.” Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic reacts after winning a point during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open against Roger Federer Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”
Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic reacts after defeating Roger Federer in three sets to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s singles championship Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic reacts after defeating Roger Federer in three sets to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s singles championship Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic poses with the trophy after defeating Roger Federer to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s singles championship Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic poses with the trophy after defeating Roger Federer to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s singles championship Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic addresses media after defeating Roger Federer to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s singles championship Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic addresses media after defeating Roger Federer to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s singles championship Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic poses with the trophy and the Serbian flag after defeating Roger Federer to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s singles championship Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic poses with the trophy and the Serbian flag after defeating Roger Federer to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s singles championship Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

I’m 30,000 feet above somewhere in the middle of the country, flying back to freezing cold Boston after an unforgettable three weeks working at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.

This was the second year in a row I’ve shot this tournament, and it was amazing to see how much it grew in just 12 months time, not only in the size of the venue itself, but also in the scope of our digital and social media operation. Tennis is a progressive sport, and as journalists we’re lucky that this tournament embraces the ever-changing, expansive world of social media and digital technology. 
Our website crew of six people last year nearly doubled in size this year, as did the quality and quantity of the content we produced as a result. Writing, blogging, photo, video, social media on just about any platform imaginable – we did it all, and at a level that’s comparable to any other tennis tournament or sporting event in the world. It’s a really exciting line of work to be a part of. 
 
This is without a doubt a glamorous event by professional tennis standards, and I have to pinch myself sometimes when I find myself in situations like yesterday, standing two feet away from Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in the player’s tunnel against the backdrop of the scenic California desert. But from a photographer’s perspective, these few weeks are a grind. The pace is grueling, most days easily going 13 or 14 hours long, and climbing up and down stadium steps with huge camera equipment in the 90 plus degree sun all day can be brutal. It’s no vacation. 
 
But as I finally find the time to reflect upon the whole experience for a few minutes, it’s clear that the memories I’ve made and the people I’ve met and worked with make it all worthwhile. 
 
There are so many people I could shout out, but there are a few I have to mention here. Thank you to Dee Dee Felich and Cindy Liberati, for working so hard throughout the year to make this tournament such a great place to come back to each year, and for embracing and supporting the work that we do. To our fearless leader Matt Van Tuinen, thank you for the opportunity to work, not just in Indian Wells but throughout the years. Nobody in the world of media does it better than you and it’s impressive to watch. Thanks also to social media guru and all around rockstar Nick McCarvel for the brilliance, leadership, guidance, and navigation through this crazy world of tennis. Michael Cummo and Lauren Foley, my Boston Red Sox contingent of photographers and videographers, both did an incredible job and their talent and hustle is top notch. And to everyone else on our crew – Fred Sidhu, Craig Gabriel, Stephen Villatoro, Rodrigo Azurmendi, David Rosenberg, and Erwin Ong – thanks for doing what you do and doing it so well. I’m lucky to work with such talented individuals.
 
The images above are the highlights from the men’s and women’s finals matches. 
 
Now it’s time to switch gears yet again. Opening day at Fenway Park is just a few short weeks away!

Photos: 2014 BNP Paribas Open – Day 12.

"Novak Djokovic plays John Isner in Stadium 1 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in the men's semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Novak Djokovic plays John Isner in Stadium 1 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in the men’s semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer hits a forehand against Alexandr Dolgopolov in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Roger Federer hits a forehand against Alexandr Dolgopolov in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Alexandr Dolgopolov hits a forehand against Roger Federer in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Alexandr Dolgopolov hits a forehand against Roger Federer in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer hits a backhand against Alexandr Dolgopolov in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Roger Federer hits a backhand against Alexandr Dolgopolov in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer reacts after defeating Alexandr Dolgopolov in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Roger Federer reacts after defeating Alexandr Dolgopolov in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer and  Alexandr Dolgopolov shake hands after Federer defeated Dolgopolov in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Roger Federer and Alexandr Dolgopolov shake hands after Federer defeated Dolgopolov in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Novak Djokovic waits to be introduced before playing John Isner in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Novak Djokovic waits to be introduced before playing John Isner in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"John Isner hits a forehand against Novak Djokovic in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“John Isner hits a forehand against Novak Djokovic in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Novak Djokovic plays John Isner in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Novak Djokovic plays John Isner in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"John Isner hits a forehand against Novak Djokovic in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“John Isner hits a forehand against Novak Djokovic in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Novak Djokovic reacts after winning a point against John Isner in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Novak Djokovic reacts after winning a point against John Isner in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Novak Djokovic reacts after defeating John Isner in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Novak Djokovic reacts after defeating John Isner in the semifinals of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Su-Wei Hsieh and Peng Shuai react after winning the women's doubles title over Cara Black and Sania Mirza at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Su-Wei Hsieh and Peng Shuai react after winning the women’s doubles title over Cara Black and Sania Mirza at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Su-Wei Hsieh and Peng Shuai react after winning the women's doubles title over Cara Black and Sania Mirza at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Su-Wei Hsieh and Peng Shuai pose with the trophy after winning the women’s doubles title over Cara Black and Sania Mirza at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Bob and Mike Bryan react after defeating Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open doubles championship Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Bob and Mike Bryan react after defeating Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open doubles championship Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Bob and Mike Bryan react after defeating Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open doubles championship Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Bob and Mike Bryan pose with the trophy after defeating Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open doubles championship Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

After a long and crazy tournament, yesterday’s results at the BNP Paribas Open just seem to make everything fall into place. The number one seeded women’s doubles team of Su-Wei Hsieh and Peng Shuai won the doubles championship, the unstoppable duo of Bob and Mike Bryan won their 97th career doubles title, and Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic both advanced to set up a dream final here today. 

Can’t wait to shoot these championship photos today!

Photos: 2014 BNP Paribas Open – Day 10.

"Alexandr Dolgopolov serves to Milos Raonic in the quarterfinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Alexandr Dolgopolov serves to Milos Raonic in the quarterfinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Milos Raonic hits a backhand against Alexandr Dolgopolov in the quarterfinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Milos Raonic hits a backhand against Alexandr Dolgopolov in the quarterfinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Alexandr Dolgopolov and Milos Raonic laugh at net after Dolgopolov defeated Raonic in the quarterfinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Alexandr Dolgopolov and Milos Raonic laugh at net after Dolgopolov defeated Raonic in the quarterfinal of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Dominika Cibulkova hits a forehand in a quarterinal match against Li Na at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Dominika Cibulkova hits a forehand in a quarterinal match against Li Na at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Li Na hits a forehand against Dominika Cibulkova in a quarterinal match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.

“Li Na hits a forehand against Dominika Cibulkova in a quarterinal match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"A fan reads the newspaper during a match between Dominica Cibulkova and Li Na Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“A fan reads the newspaper during a match between Dominica Cibulkova and Li Na Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Fans cheer during a match between Roger Federer and Kevin Anderson at the BNP Paribas Open Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Fans cheer during a match between Roger Federer and Kevin Anderson at the BNP Paribas Open Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Rod Laver attends an International Tennis Hall of Fame ring ceremony for inductee Charlie Pasarell at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Rod Laver attends an International Tennis Hall of Fame ring ceremony for inductee Charlie Pasarell at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer reacts after defeating Kevin Anderson to advance to the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Roger Federer reacts after defeating Kevin Anderson to advance to the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

It was kind of a lack-luster day for photos on-court yesterday. It was mostly the standard forehands and backhands. Hoping for more excitement today!

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 4.

"Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka walk out of the tunnel before playing a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka walk out of the tunnel before playing a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka play a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka play a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka chat during a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka chat during a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka chat during a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka chat during a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Stan Wawrinka serves during a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Stan Wawrinka serves during a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka hug after defeating Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi in a first round doubles match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka hug after defeating Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi in a first round doubles match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Roger Federer signs autographs after winning a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Roger Federer signs autographs after winning a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Fans wait for an autograph from Rafael Nadal on the player lawn at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Fans wait for an autograph from Rafael Nadal on the player lawn at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"An aerial view of the grounds at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“An aerial view of the grounds at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Flowers are shown at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Flowers are shown at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Fans pack Stadium 3 during a first round doubles match between Jonathan Marray and Andy Murray and Gael Monfils and Juan Monaco in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Fans pack Stadium 3 during a first round doubles match between Jonathan Marray and Andy Murray and Gael Monfils and Juan Monaco in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Military members hold an American Flag during a 'Salute To Heroes' ceremony at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Military members hold an American Flag during a ‘Salute To Heroes’ ceremony at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Military members hold an American Flag during a 'Salute To Heroes' ceremony at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Military members hold an American Flag during a ‘Salute To Heroes’ ceremony at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Victoria Azarenka hits a volley during a match against Lauren Davis in Stadium 1 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Victoria Azarenka hits a volley during a match against Lauren Davis in Stadium 1 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Lauren Davis reacts after defeating Victoria Azarenka in Stadium 1 at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open  in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Lauren Davis reacts after defeating Victoria Azarenka in Stadium 1 at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

Lots of activity on the grounds yesterday at the BNP Paribas Open. The day began with an exciting doubles match on the brand new stadium 2 featuring fellow countrymen Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka. 

Not much more time to post, but these are the highlights!

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!