PHOTOS: 2016 BNP PARIBAS OPEN – DAY 13.

Here are my photos from the men’s and women’s singles finals matches on Sunday in Indian Wells. On the women’s side, Victoria Azarenka pulled out an upset over World No. 1 Serena Williams, while Novak Djokovic cruised easily to beat Canadian, Milos Raonic.

And with that, the 2016 BNP Paribas Open is over. It’s hard to believe this is the fourth straight year that I’ve shot this amazing tournament. Each year, the event gets bigger, more innovative, and more progressive. And lucky for me, the team that I get to be a part of does to. When I started in 2013, there were just five of us on our media team. It has now grown to over 20, and is poised to get bigger in years to come. What we have now is an elite team of writers, photographers, videographers, social media experts, and public relations specialists, all bringing expertise from different professions and different places. It’s pretty special, and it makes the long hours, endless flights of stairs, and countless hours in the 90 plus degree sun with heavy photo equipment all worth it. I’m lucky and thankful to be a  part of something like that. 

I also believe that in this business, it’s good practice to be as diverse as possible. It’s refreshing to shoot special events like this. For me, it gives me a breather from shooting baseball, but also always leaving me feeling re-energized creatively, and ready to bring that energy back to my work here at the Boston Red Sox. I think events like these balance themselves out well with my career in baseball, and I’m lucky to be able to experience both. 

A big congratulations and thank you to everyone I got to work with in Indian Wells. By this point, there are too many people to thank individually. That’s a good problem to have. You all know who you are.

After three weeks at Red Sox Spring Training followed immediately by ten hard days shooting tennis in the desert, I am physically exhausted. I need to relax and regroup over the next few days. Then I’ll get fired up for the start of another season at Fenway Park. It’s good to be busy!

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PHOTOS: 2016 BNP PARIBAS OPEN – DAY 11.

Here are photos from a huge day of quarter-finals and semi-finals tennis yesterday at the BNP Paribas Open! Another big day coming up today.

PHOTOS: 2016 BNP PARIBAS OPEN – DAY 10.

Here are some quick ones from Day 10 at Indian Wells desert tennis!

PHOTOS: 2016 BNP PARIBAS OPEN – DAY 7.

Here are some quick stills from yesterday’s action at the BNP Paribas Open.

Photos: The Championships Wimbledon 2014 – Sunday, June 22, 2014.

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“Victoria Azarenka catches playing cards during a drill on the practice courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, June 22, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"A sign is displayed at the practice courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, June 22, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“A sign is displayed at the practice courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, June 22, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Novak Djokovic walks toward the practice courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, June 22, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Novak Djokovic walks toward the practice courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, June 22, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Andy Murray walks toward a corral of photographers at the Aorangi practice courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, June 22, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Andy Murray walks toward a corral of photographers at the Aorangi practice courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, June 22, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Roger Federer hits a volley during a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, June 22, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Roger Federer hits a volley during a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, June 22, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Roger Federer walks toward a car as he leaves the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, June 22, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Roger Federer walks toward a car as he leaves the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, June 22, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Tennis balls are shown at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, June 22, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Tennis balls are shown at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, June 22, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Novak Djokovic warms up at the Aorangi practice courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, June 22, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Novak Djokovic warms up at the Aorangi practice courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, June 22, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"A grounds crew member waters flowers at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, June 22, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“A grounds crew member waters flowers at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, June 22, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

A sign that reads 'Keep Off The Grass' is shown at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, June 22, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

A sign that reads ‘Keep Off The Grass’ is shown at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, June 22, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

The preparations are all set, and tennis at the Championships Wimbledon 2014 begins tomorrow! Here are a few scenes from the last day of pre-championship activity. 

Here is a link to a gallery on wimbledon.com containing some more of my images. 

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: 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!