We got to watch some phenomenal tennis players at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden during the Saturday night and Sunday day sessions. Among the list of pros we saw in action were: Rafael Nadal, Stanislas Wawrinka, Thomas Berdych, John Isner, Fabio Fognini, Simona Halep, Dinara Safarova, Radek Stepanek, Leander Paes, Gilles Simon, Nikolay Davydenko, Ryan Harrison, Roberto Bautista-Agut and Julien Benneteau.
Here are some photos from the matches:
The boys taking in recent Australian Open champion Stan-the-Man Wawrinka on the brand-new Stadium Court 2
Fabio Fognini, current world #12, in a three-setter vs. up-and-coming American Ryan Harrison
Stadium Court camera on wires…just a little bit creepy the way this thing moves around over the players.
Rafa Nadal pulls out the challenging three-set win over Radek Stepanek on center court
Top Frenchman and consistent top-20 ATP player Gilles Simon on the practice courts
Radek Stepanek on the practice courts
Radek Stepanek with doubles partner Leander Paes
Stepanek in the foreground, coaching for an upcoming women’s match going on in the background
Beautiful day for tennis in Indian Wells
Number four in the world, Thomas Berdych, being upset by the up-and-comer Roberto Bautista-Agut
These guys know how to eat ice cream. Look at that technique!
The giant American himself, John Isner, en route to a 7-6, 6-3 win over former consistent top-10 player, Nikolay Davydenko
Simona Halep strikes a forehand winner here, but it is her composure that grants her the win in the end