Night 7 at the 2014 US Open
So today, mother nature decided to make an appearance, as always. The rain came down in the middle of the afternoon, delaying all of the matches. Coming into work we initially thought it was going to be a long night, but the tournament directors decided to split up the matches onto all of the available TV show courts. This split the other photographers and me to different matches, allowing us to spend more time at each match. I covered the Men’s 3rd Round matches.
First was a delayed match between Roger Federer and Marcel Granollers. Despite losing the first set (mostly before the rain, but lost it after resuming), Federer went to the next gear and dominated Granollers for the win.
Next, my favorite players, Gael Monfils. This time he’s up against his fellow Frenchman Richard Gasquet. I thought this was going to be an exciting, long battle, but that was not the case. Despite a few sprinkles here and there, and Gael’s cries to the chair umpire about safety, he went on to handle Gasquet comfortably and move into the Quarterfinals.
To round up my night I was shooting Grigor Dimitrov, another new player for me. I have watched some of his play here and there, but nothing of significance. I was quite impressed with his play and assertiveness (after recovering from losing the first set 0-6).
It was quite a fun night! I feel quite fortunate that I am able to get paid to bounce between three Men’s Grand Slam tennis matches. I hope to give you guys a feel of my experience being out there, hope it’s working!
Enjoy the images!
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USOpen.org - Federer vs. Granollers
USOpen.org - Monfils vs. Gasquet
USOpen.org - Dimitrov vs. Goffin
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