This is the last photo I shot of my grandfather and will forever be the last. I took this on my mom’s birthday 8.22.10 at his home in Delray Beach, Florida. He died suddenly this afternoon leaving us all stunned and saddened. He was 86 and lived a long healthy life. you’ll be missed Len.
so after two years of this tennis shooting i’ve got my timing down pretty damn well. it helps that my camera shoots 10 frames per second though. chances are you have no idea who this frog is. he is nicolas mahut. you may not know his name but you may have heard of the epic 11 hour match he was half of during the first round of the 2010 wimbledon tournament. sadly he retired from his match against nadal earlier today due to some injury. he was gonna lose anyway. he was down two sets to love and dropped both 6-2. a valiant effort however against the defending champion.
Back at the US Open. today began 14 grueling days of shooting, editing, no sleep and shitty food. this is frenchman gael monfils. by far my favorite player to watch. he’s got this amazing on court charisma. he’s as much an acrobat as he is a tennis player. if you get a chance to watch him do it. you’ll be very entertained. i was only on court with him for about half an hour and despite a knee injury he was jumping and flying around like a maniac. more of him to come. hopefully he’ll play some day matches. i hate shooting at night under the lights. it’s just ugly.