March 30, 2017

On The Road: Miami Open

John Isner
For those who like action and a good photography challenge, this is the place to be! No matter what court you're on, typically there's a good seat close to the action (especially on the smaller courts). This is American John Isner who currently is ranked #26 in the world. Big John has the distinction of winning the longest match ever played in Wimbledon history -- 11 hours and 5 minutes -- in 2010.  Whew! When Isner is on the court, it's pretty much guaranteed the match will go the distance!  He pulled off a victory here against Brazilian Thomas Belucci with a second set tie break (of course).  

Bethanie Mattek-Sands
And, this is American Bethanie Mattek-Sands.  Although this was a singles match, the way she was prowling at net you could tell she's an incredible doubles player.  I'm not a big doubles fan, but it turns out, she's the #1 female doubles player in the world. How about that! With her black compression socks and shorts, Matter-Sands is known for her unique style on the court.  What I didn't know is that when she walks off the court, she trades her game face in for an infectious smile and fun, outgoing demeanor.  More on that tomorrow!

10 comments:

Kate said...

You have some good shots of some pretty good shots!

William Kendall said...

Good action shots!

Nancy J said...

I remember that LOOONNGG match, have the rules changed for that now? And I wonder if his height is an advantage or a handicap? The new lady, I haven't seen her play yet. What a place to be, and I'm sure you'll be posting many more photos of wonderful players and great shots ( camera and tennis alike).

Lowell said...

Very fine action photos! I like how he's got his eye on the ball in the first shot. That's what I forget to do when playing golf! Disaster ensues!

Stefan Jansson said...

I remember that marathon match at Wimbledon. Nice shots here.

bill burke said...

Great action shots!

Michelle said...

These are some great actions shots!

Kay said...

An 11 hour match! I can't imagine that! You've caught great concentration and action in these shots. It looks like you're almost sitting at the nets.

LOLfromPasa said...

Sorry that Andy Murray is injured. Enjoyed these photos of yours.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Nice work SRQ you caught the action so well here.. just the thought of playing for 11 is exhausting ☺