Indian Wells, CA – Roger Federer

Roger Federer - Indian Wells, CA

NIKON D300, Nikon 70-200 VR, TC-14EII Teleconverter

In honor of the most famous tennis tournament going on right now – Wimbledon, here is a photo of probably the best tennis player ever Mr. Roger Federer.  This was taken this past March in Indian Wells, CA at the  BNP Paribas Open.   As a big tennis fan, my first thought would be Pete Sampras as the best, but with Roger winning the French Open last month, it moved him up a notch past Pete.  If Rafa Nadal can stay healthy, he may one day surpass Roger. 

This might be one of my best close up tennis shots ever.  I owe this in thanks to the amazing Nikon 70-200 VR lens!  I have talked about this in my previuos tennis posts.  What helped was having the teleconverter.  It added another 100mm focal length to the shot.  Roger was probably 30 feet away from me and this is how close I could get!  Unreal!   I noted that I rented this lens for the week from  If you are looking to buy a new lens and want to try it out?  Use LensRentals!  A great service and very affordable.  I have been saving for the 70-200 VR – hope to have it later this year!   Hope your day is an Ace!

One comment on “Indian Wells, CA – Roger Federer

  1. LaRoo says:

    Rafa and Roger are my favorites. Since you have such lovely tennis shots here, I’m sure you know Rafa is our US Open champion this year, and with that championship earned his Career Golden Slam — just a year and change after Roger earned his Career Grand Slam at RG. 🙂

    So ironic that each would earn his Career Slam at the tournament the other is so famous for, isn’t it?

    I love your closeup of Roger here, in full sunlight. Such gorgeous weather, and all those cameras on him, and his full concentration is still on the other side of the court.

    (I followed you here after commenting on your shot of Masha on the Photo Forum site. Lovely shots of the ladies here as well!)

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