Julia Goerges

Thanks to Tony for sharing his experience:

I enjoyed meeting German tennis star Julia Goerges at the 1st Anniversary celebration for Bank of the West in Indian Wells, CA. She was an absolute pleasure, signing autographs and taking photos with everyone before it was back to training at the BNP Paribas Open. I’m definitely on ‪#‎TeamJule‬ now!

Julia Goerges

Julia Goerges

Julia Goerges

Indian Wells 2016

Thanks a lot to Tony for sharing his story and pictures!

‪‎Tennis Paradise‬ is meeting your childhood idol and getting his autograph! I grew up watching fellow Greek Pete Sampras. He’s the reason I love tennis!

Tony and Pete Sampras

Tony at Indian Wells

Unveiling of the Pete Sampras Mural at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden with artist Mike Sullivan and tournament CEO Raymond Moore:

Pete Sampras

Pete Sampras

The 14-time Grand Slam champion later took part to John McEnroe’s Challenge for Charity, check out pictures here.

McEnroe Challenge for Charity

Thanks a lot to Tony for sharing his story and pictures!

Pete Sampras, John McEnroe, Andy Roddick, Pat Cash, Madison Keys, Tracy Austin and others at the McEnroe Challenge for Charity, which kicks off the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, CA. I felt like I died and went to ‪Tennis Paradise

McEnroe Challenge for Charity

John McEnroe

 
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Borna Coric, Indian Wells 2016

Thanks a lot to Tony for sharing his story and pictures!

19-year-old Croatian tennis player Borna Coric is one of tennis’ rising stars. He’s currently the youngest player in the top 50, and he was introduced as one of the ATP’s “Next Generation” of tennis stars in a ceremony at the BNP Paribas Open right after I took these photos. Watching him on the practice court yesterday, I had the same feeling I did when I saw young Novak Djokovic here in 2008. Borna drew quite a large crowd at the small Practice Court 19. Catch him now before he moves on to the big courts!

Borna Coric

 

Borna Coric

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Rafa Nadal, Indian Wells 2016

Thanks a lot to Tony for sharing his story and pictures!

Despite attending the BNP Paribas Open every year since 2008, I have never been in an ideal position to take some good Rafa Nadal photos… until today! Rafa has been working hard on his comeback everyday since Saturday on the practice courts of the BNP Paribas Open. It seems crazy to say a player who’s currently ranked #5 in the world is “working on his comeback,” but that’s how high the bar is for Rafa–who is arguably the G.O.A.T.. It would have been better if there was sunlight on the court instead of shadow, but I’m pretty pleased with the results. I’m also pleased with Rafa’s awesome jersey-style tennis outfit and his $850,000 Richard Mille watch. Just another day in Tennis Paradise!

Rafa Nadal, Feli and Marc Lopez

Rafael Nadal at practice
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Yannick Mertens, Open du Nord 2016

Sadly no wheelchair tennis exhibition ahead of the final like last year. Yannick Mertens breaks early and doesn’t look back: 6-2 6-4 in a bit more than an hour. He wins his 20th Futures-level tournament.

Pas d’exhibition de tennis en fauteuil avant la finale comme l’an dernier, dommage. Une finale sans suspense, qui dure à peine plus d’une heure: Yannick Mertens breake dès le début du premier set et s’impose facilement 6-2 6-4. Il remporte son 20ème tournoi Futures.


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