Photos: The Championships Wimbledon 2014 – Saturday, July 5, 2014.

"Roger Federer is shown in silhouette during a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Roger Federer is shown in silhouette during a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Roger Federer removes his headband as rain falls during a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Roger Federer removes his headband as rain falls during a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Roger Federer chats with coach Stefan Edberg during a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Roger Federer chats with coach Stefan Edberg during a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Novak Djokovic is escorted by security members before a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Novak Djokovic is escorted by security members before a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Boris Becker watches as Novak Djokovic practices at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Boris Becker watches as Novak Djokovic practices at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Novak Djokovic hits a forehand during a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Novak Djokovic hits a forehand during a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

:Eugenie Bouchard walks toward the practice courts on the morning of the ladies' singles finals against Petra Kvitova at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Eugenie Bouchard walks toward the practice courts on the morning of the ladies’ singles finals against Petra Kvitova at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Eugenie Bouchard walks toward the practice courts on the morning of the ladies' singles finals against Petra Kvitova at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Petra Kvitova walks toward the practice courts on the morning of the ladies’ singles finals against Eugenie Bouchard at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Petra Kvitova hits a forehand during the ladies' singles final against Eugenie Bouchard on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Petra Kvitova hits a forehand during the ladies’ singles final against Eugenie Bouchard on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Petra Kvitova reacts after winning the ladies' singles final against Eugenie Bouchard on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Petra Kvitova reacts after winning the ladies’ singles final against Eugenie Bouchard on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Petra Kvitova reacts after winning the ladies' singles final against Eugenie Bouchard on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Petra Kvitova reacts after winning the ladies’ singles final against Eugenie Bouchard on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Petra Kvitova hugs members of her team in the players' box after winning the ladies' singles final against Eugenie Bouchard on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Petra Kvitova hugs members of her team in the players’ box after winning the ladies’ singles final against Eugenie Bouchard on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Petra Kvitova poses for a photograph as she holds the Venus Rosewater Dish after winning the ladies' singles final against Eugenie Bouchard on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Petra Kvitova poses for a photograph as she holds the Venus Rosewater Dish after winning the ladies’ singles final against Eugenie Bouchard on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Petra Kvitova holds the Venus Rosewater Dish as she poses for photographers after winning the ladies' singles final against Eugenie Bouchard on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Petra Kvitova holds the Venus Rosewater Dish as she poses for photographers after winning the ladies’ singles final against Eugenie Bouchard on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Petra Kvitova poses for a photograph as she holds the Venus Rosewater Dish after winning the ladies' singles final against Eugenie Bouchard on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Eugenie Bouchard poses for a photograph as she holds the runner up trophy after being defeated by Petra Kvitova in the ladies’ singles final on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Eugenie Bouchard and Petra Kvitova walk off court afterKvitova defeated Bouchard to win the ladies' singles final on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Eugenie Bouchard and Petra Kvitova walk off court afterKvitova defeated Bouchard to win the ladies’ singles final on Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, July 5, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

Things are getting exciting around here at the grounds of the All England Club, as we’ve reached finals weekend. Today, I was tasked with shooting practice sessions for all four singles finalists in the morning. Above are a few scenes from those practices. 

I was also assigned to get down to Centre Court for the trophy presentations following the championship match between Eugenie Bouchard and Petra Kvitova. With a bit of luck, I was able to get on court for match point, and happened to be positioned with a clean view of Kvitova’s reaction. These are my favorites from the end of the match. It’s always a thrill to witness special moments like these. 

Here and here are two galleries with some more scenes from the day. 

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: BNP Paribas Open – Day 8.

“Rafael Nadal reacts after defeating Ernests Gulbis Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Rafael Nadal reacts after defeating Ernests Gulbis Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Rafael Nadal hits a backhand during his match against Ernests Gulbis Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Rafael Nadal returns a shot from Ernests Gulbis Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Rafael Nadal returns a shot from Ernests Gulbis Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Ernests Gulbis returns a shot during his match against Rafael Nadal Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Ernests Gulbis returns a shot during his match against Rafael Nadal Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Roger Federer reacts during his match against Stanislas Wawrinka Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Roger Federer reacts during his match against Stanislas Wawrinka Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Roger Federer hits a backhand during his match against Stanislas Wawrinka Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Roger Federer hits a backhand during his match against Stanislas Wawrinka Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Roger Federer hits a backhand during his match against Stanislas Wawrinka Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Roger Federer hits a backhand during his match against Stanislas Wawrinka Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Maria Kirilenko reacts after defeating Petra Kvitova in three sets Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Maria Kirilenko reacts after defeating Petra Kvitova in three sets Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Petra Kvitova serves during her match against Maria Kirilenko Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Petra Kvitova serves during her match against Maria Kirilenko Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Jo-Wilfried Tsonga serves during his match against Milos Raonic Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Jo-Wilfried Tsonga serves during his match against Milos Raonic Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Milos Raonic serves to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Milos Raonic serves to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Gilles Simon returns a shot from Kevin Anderson Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Gilles Simon returns a shot from Kevin Anderson Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Richard Gasquet reacts during his match against Tomas Berdych Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Richard Gasquet reacts during his match against Tomas Berdych Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Bob and Mike Bryan sign autographs Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Bob and Mike Bryan sign autographs Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"The Indian Wells Tennis Garden Corona Plaza is shown Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“The Indian Wells Tennis Garden Corona Plaza is shown Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Actor Kevin Spacey takes in a tennis match Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Actor Kevin Spacey takes in a tennis match Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Novak Djokovic returns a shot during his match against Sam Querrey Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic returns a shot during his match against Sam Querrey Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

Yesterday was one of those whirlwind days. One minute you’re running around the grounds shooting what seems like every match at the same time, and then the next you’re camped in the photo pits to shoot Nadal celebrating after an epic three-set match.

It’s that kind of up and down that make this job so great.

I don’t have much time to post, so the photos will have to do the talking here. Another huge day of tennis today!