In honor of the French Open going on right now…here is Mr. Roger Federer in HDR (from Palm Springs, CA). Its a long holiday weekend in the US…and I will be watching lots of tennis from Paris. If you are a fan…you gotta be routing for another Nadal vs Federer final. Hope it happens. Right now I consider Roger the best player ever in tennis. Rafa Nadal has a chance to unseat him one day…but must stay healthy. Good luck to Roger this week! Oh yes…and to my favorite Maria Sharapova as well!!
This photo is from last year at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, CA (Palm Springs). This tournament is going on right now. We miss not being there! As big tennis fans, this to me is the best tournament to attend for fans all year. Great weather, beautiful location and great players to see! This shot was of Maria Sharapova’s practice session last year. She was just coming back from her shoulder surgery. It is still an issue for her. We watched her last nite vs. Zheng. Her serve and metal game is a big mess. She lost. Sorry Maria!
She is my favorite player on the women’s side. Her drive and competitiveness is tops in my book! I hope she can overcome her issues and get back to the top. She has the ability. Like the pic above, the ball is in her hand! Sports are a BIG percentage mental. If your mind has issues, your game (no matter what sport) will falter.
As for the photo….I love to watch the practice sessions at Indian Wells! You get so close to the best tennis players in the world. Sometimes they walk among the crowds! Bust out a big fast lens and you can get some great shots! We hope to get back to this tournament next year!!! I think it is 85 degrees there today? NICE!! Time to book a flight!