Night 5 at the 2014 US Open
So tonight was a big night! 5 time US Open Champion Roger Federer was taking on the massive Sam Groth. And then there was Sabine Lisicki taking on Maria Sharapova. This was quite a matchup, and despite it’s lopsided score for Sharapova, it was quite interesting. The first set was pretty standard, but Sabine fought hard in the second set. The match got to a point where both players were fully committed mentally, physically and best of all, emotionally.
I love getting the jubilation shot, because those are the moments that show the player’s true feelings. It’s when all of their game composure can go out the window and they just let loose. Tonight, Sharapova and Lisicki let it all out. There was a lot of screaming (in celebration, in addition to on court during points), fist pumping, crouching down and even eye rolling. It got to a point where each point was heavily celebrated, one after another, back and forth between the two. There are even matching photos of them screaming, fist pumping and crouching down below the height of the net. Awesome!
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