With his win over Robin Haase in the first round of the Miami Sony Open, Lleyton Hewitt has become the 21st male player to record 600 match wins. Only Roger Federer (942) and Rafael Nadal (675) have won more matches among active players.

Said Hewitt:

Today was just like another match and an opportunity to go out there and play well.
Obviously afterwards, it’s a great milestone. Not many people get to achieve that. Not many people get the opportunity to get close to that, so it means I’ve been around for an awfully long time as well. I’m getting old.
A few years ago, when I had the last couple lot of surgeries, I probably would have doubted I’d get to this stage anyway. I’m still grateful I’m out there and able to compete with the best guys.

Photos source: Tennis Australia Facebook page

Same kit as Indian Wells for Roger Federer, who’ll try to capture a third Miami Masters title.

Roger Federer Indian Wells 2014 Nike outfit

Roger Federer Indian Wells 2014 Nike outfit

Roger Federer Indian Wells 2014 Nike outfit

Source: Tennis Express

Escudé, Gasquet, Tsonga

Thanks a lot to Cindy for sharing photos and story of her stay at Indian Wells:

I went to the Indian Wells tournament with my sister-in-law. We had General Admission tickets for the first three days, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We saw lots of players and some really good tennis.

An overview of part of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden taken from the top of Stadium 3. You are looking at Stadium 1 and the one shady place on the whole site…the treed lawn.

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We spent all of our first day watching the practise courts. You can see how close you can get to the players! Here is Feliciano Lopez.

BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells March 2014

Fernando Verdasco, who was practising with Feliciano Lopez.

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Flavia Pennetta:

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Pennetta was practising with Sara Errani:

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Tommy Haas:

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Haas was practising with Grigor Dimitrov:

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Petra Kvitova:

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And here is Roger Federer! We had to sit in the adjacent practice court to see him! He gets a crowd! We had hoped to see Roger and Wawrinka play doubles but would have had to get to the stadium a couple of hours earlier.

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Stefan Edberg, now Roger Federer’s coach:

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Eugenie Bouchard:

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Vasek Pospisil was practising with Feliciano Lopez in the afternoon.

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Here are Richard Gasquet and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga having a rest in their practise:

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Stan Wawrinka:

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Andy Murray was practising with Wawrinka:

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Photos and text by Cindy

More Indian Wells pics:

Tomas Berdych lead 6-3 3-2 and a break up, but as often couldn’t finish the job.

It is the first title of the year for Roger Federer, his 78th overall. It is also Stefan Edberg first title as a coach.



Next for Berdych: the World Tennis Day Showdown in Hong Kong with Li Na, Sam Stosur and Lleyton Hewitt.
Next for Federer: Indian Wells.

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NIKEiD Zoom Vapor Tour 9

NIKEiD Zoom Vapor Tour 9

NIKEiD Zoom Vapor Tour 9

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Roger Federer will head to Indian Wells looking to continue his good start of the season. He will wear the Spring Premier RF Polo and Spring Gladiator Premier 9″ Shorts. Roger’s shoe for Indian Wells will be the atomic orange Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour.

Roger Federer Indian Wells 2014 Nike outfit

Roger Federer Indian Wells 2014 Nike outfit

Roger Federer Indian Wells 2014 Nike outfit

Source: Tennis Express