2017 US OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS PHOTOS: THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017.

Here is a gallery from my third and final day of the 2017 US Open Tennis Championships. A big thanks to the USTA and the amazing photo team for including me. It’s an honor to be just a small part on a hard working, talented team like this one is.

I’ll be sad to miss the rest of the tennis, but excited to be back in Boston for a busy month of September!

2017 US OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS PHOTOS: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2017.

Here is a gallery from my second night at the 2017 US Open. 

2017 US Open Tennis Championships Photos: Tuesday, August 29, 2017.

I’m in New York City, where I’m back to shoot the US Open Tennis Championships for the first time since 2012. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long. I’ve shot a lot of tennis between now and then, just not here at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Being here brings back the memories of the start to my photography career and work in tennis. I first worked at this tournament when I was just 19 years old. That’s scary.

Unfortunately, I’m only here for three days, as that’s what my schedule will allow, but I’m very thankful to the awesome US Open web and photography team for having me back. I plan to make the most of it during these three days! Last night was a good start, as Roger Federer outlasted up and comer Frances Tiafoe in a crazy five set match on Arthur Ashe. 

More today!

Photos: 2012 US Open – Day 10.

“Andy Roddick (USA)[20] looks toward the sky as he addresses the crowd in Arthur Ashe Stadium after losing to Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)[7] and retiring from tennis Wednesday, September 5, 2012.”

“Andy Roddick (USA)[20] looks toward the sky on a changeover minutes before losing to Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)[7] and retiring from tennis Wednesday, September 5, 2012.”

“Andy Roddick (USA)[20] runs down a ball minutes before losing to Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)[7] and retiring from tennis Wednesday, September 5, 2012.”

It’s hard to believe, but my ten days of photographing the 2012 US Open are over! I shot a lot of matches throughout the day today, but decided to only post photos from the most important one here. 

Andy Roddick lost in four sets to Juan Martin Del Potro, signifying his retirement from professional tennis. It was an emotional afternoon in Arthur Ashe Stadium, and I was thrilled to be on hand to shoot it. 

Here are our galleries from Day 10.

I had an amazing experience at the Open this year, and I want to thank the team at usopen.org for making it so special. I added a few solid additions to the portfolio, got to attend some exciting events around the grounds, and shot lots of really good tennis.

I was also very happy to make some wonderful new connections, and, most importantly, to see old friends from many different parts of my life.

Back to Boston this morning!

Photos: 2012 US Open – Day 9.

“Victoria Azarenka (BLR)[1] celebrates after defeating Samantha Stosur (AUS)[7] in a tie breaker 6-1, 4-6, 7-6(5) in quarterfinal action at the US Open Tuesday, September 4, 2012.”

“Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)[19] serves to Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)[8] on Day 9 of the US Open Tuesday, September 4, 2012.”

Richard Gasquet (FRA)[13] hits a volley against David Ferrer (ESP)[14] on Day 9 of the US Open Tuesday, September 4, 2012.”

“Olympic Gold Medal sprinter Sanya Richards-Ross speaks with guests at the ICON Awards Ceremony Tuesday, September 4, 2012.”

“Former University of Tennessee Women’s Basketball Coach Pat Summitt attends the ICON Awards Tuesday, September 4, 2012.”

“Former University of Tennessee Women’s Basketball Coach Pat Summitt poses with Billie Jean King at the ICON Awards Tuesday, September 4, 2012.”

“A ball boy watches a point on court in Louis Armstrong Stadium on Day 9 of the US Open Tuesday, September 4, 2012.”

“A Rubber Ducky delivers a press conference during a rain delay on Day 9 of the US Open Tuesday, September 4, 2012.”

Despite rain delaying play throughout the day, I still found myself quite busy on Day 9. I shot a really pleasant mix of tennis, features, and events happening around the grounds.

Besides shooting pictures of our rubber ducky for our rubber ducky rain photo gallery, my highlight had to be shooting the 2012 ICON Awards ceremony, during which former University of Tennessee Women’s Basketball Coach Pat Summitt was honored. I have to say it was pretty neat to be up close with one of the best coaches of all time. Here is a gallery with the rest of my photos from the ceremony.

I also got some nice action and player reaction today, including the above shot of Victoria Azarenka celebrating after her three set win over Samantha Stosur in Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Here are our photo galleries from the day. 

Day 10 tomorrow!

Photos: 2012 US Open – Day 8.

“Angelique Kerber (GER)[6] reacts after losing a point to Sara Errani (ITA)[10] in the fourth round of the US Open Monday, September 3, 2012.”

“Sara Errani (ITA)[10] follows through on an approach shot during her fourth round match against Angelique Kerber (GER)[6] US Open Monday, September 3, 2012.”

“Ushers line up to high five fans on Day 8 at the US Open Monday, September 3, 2012.”

“Fans begin to fill Arthur Ashe Stadium for the night session on Day 8 at the US Open Monday, September 7, 2012.”

“Practice courts are shown as night falls on the BIllie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York Monday, September 3, 2012.”

“A line judge watches a point on Day 8 of the US Open Monday, September 3, 2012.”

Here are a few images from Day 8. I had some down time today, so between shooting matches I did some roaming on my own and shot some features from around the grounds. It felt good to get away from shooting straight action for a bit and mix things up. 

I didn’t get anything too special. I think I just needed to do some mindless wandering after a nonstop schedule over the past seven days.

Here are our galleries from Day 8.

Day 9 tomorrow! Break out the ponchos and rubber duckies. Forecast: Rain.

Photos: 2012 US Open – Day 7.

“Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR)[14] plays against Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) [18] on Day 7 of the US Open Sunday, September 2, 2012.”

“David Ferrer (ESP)[4] returns a shot from Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) on Day 7 at the US Open Sunday, September 2, 2012.”

“Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) plays David Ferrer (ESP)[4] on Day 7 at the US Open Sunday, September 2, 2012.”

“Laura Robson (GBR) serves to Samantha Stosur (AUS)[7] on Day 7 at the US Open Sunday, September 2, 2012.”

It’s hard to believe, but we’re already half way through this year’s tournament. I’m absolutely beat from today, so I’m not going to type much here.

There’s lots of creative photo galleries up on usopen.org, which you can check out here.

Back to the grind tomorrow!

Photos: 2012 US Open – Day 6.

“Nicolas Almagro (ESP)[11] celebrates after defeating Jack Sock (USA) on Day 6 of the US Open Saturday, September 1, 2012.”

“Jack Sock (USA) plays Nicolas Almagro (ESP)[11]on Day 6 of the US Open Saturday, September 1, 2012.”

“A chair umpire flips a coin before a match between Maria Kirilenko (RUS)[14] and Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) Saturday, September 1, 2012.”

“Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) returns a shot from Maria Kirilenko (RUS)[14] on Day 6 of the US Open Saturday, September 1, 2012.”

“Angelique Kerber (GER) [6] plays against Olga Govortsova (BLR) during her third round match on Day 6 of the US Open Saturday, September 1, 2012.”

“Tomas Berdych (CZE)[6] faces off against Sam Querrey (USA)[27] in third round action Saturday, September 1, 2012.”

Day 6 is in the books, and it was really, really hot. I was all over the place, and shot a ton of tennis. Tried to get a nice mix of high, low, tight, and wide shots. I’m loving how colorful the photo opportunities on court are here.

Here is a link to our series of photo galleries from day six.

Another day coming up!

Photos: 2012 US Open – Day 5.

“Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)[8] faces off against Brian Baker (USA) in second round action at the US Open Friday, August 31, 2012.”

“Brian Baker (USA) serves to Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)[8] in second round action at the US Open Friday, August 31, 2012.”

 

“Fans cheer for Gilles Muller (LUX) as he plays Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) at the US Open Friday, August 31, 2012.”

“Glasses of Moët Champagne are poured on Day 5 at the US Open Friday, August 31, 2012.”

“Brooklyn Decker cheers as Andy Roddick (USA) plays on Arthur Ashe Stadium Friday, August 31, 2012.”

Day 5 is in the books. Here are a few highlights from a huge selection of matches and other miscellaneous photos I shot throughout the day. 

I’m making a conscious effort to mix things up and produce fresh, different, unique photos as the tournament draws on. I’m particularly happy with the first one above. I think Janko Tipsarevic has quickly become my favorite tennis subject to photograph. 

After a long day of shooting in the 91 degree New York City sun, I can’t quite think of more to say without sounding ridiculous. I’ll let the photos do the talking. Here are our photo galleries from the day.

Time to recharge for Day 6!

Photos: 2012 US Open – Day 4.

“Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)[2] serves to Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) on Day 4 of the US Open Thursday, August 30, 2012.”

“Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)[2] plays Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) on Day 4 of the US Open Thursday, August 30, 2012.”

“Roger Federer (SUI) [1] serves to Bjorn Phau (GER) during their Men’s Singles 2nd Round match on Day 4 of the US Open Thursday, August 30, 2012.”

“Kim Clijsters (BEL) and Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) in action against Chia-Jung Chuang (TPE) and Shuai Zhang (CHN) in the first round of the US Open Thursday, August 30, 2012.”

“RedFoo from LMFAO dances the ‘Party Rock Shuffle’ at the US Open Thursday, August 30, 2012.”

“RedFoo from LMFAO visits the US Open Thursday, August 30, 2012.”

“Andy Roddick (USA) announces his retirement from tennis at the US Open Thursday, August 30, 2012.”

Here’s a selection of images from a jam packed Day 4 at the 2012 US Open. On the tennis side, I tried to mix up the way I shot my action photos yesterday. I love shooting tennis because there are so many ways to attack it, and I want to make sure I do just that while I’m here. I shot lots from high above, which I really enjoyed and plan to do a lot more as the tournament goes on.

Off the court, it was a bit of a whirlwind day. I was assigned to follow RedFoo from LMFAO as he walked around the grounds, which was entertaining. Here is a link to a gallery with some more of my photos of him. I also shot Andy Roddick’s press conference in which he announced his intention to retire from tennis after this year’s US Open. Here is the video from that presser. 

And, finally, here is a link to the rest of our photo galleries from Day 4.

Time for Day 5!