Practicing hard to become 2018 US Open champion.
A few images form the 2016 regatta on the Charles river in Boston.
Tennis giants (Victoria Azarenka, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, David Ferrer, Andy Roddik, Maria Sharapova, Samantha Stosur) training for the US Open in New York.
A second visit to the US Open allowed me to take those images of some very famous tennis players during their practice. Hope you like them
While practicing his serve on Louis Armstrong arena, Novak Djokovic heard somebody shouting : “Djokovic, will you marry me? ” . Turned out to be a child, and Novak being amused (as well as the spectators) invited the child on the court , gave him his racquet and asked him to practice a few serves – which the boy did, quite well I would say. Everybody had fun as you can see from attached images.
One of the 4 grand slam tennis tournaments (US Open) takes place each year in New York. The first week before the official opening starts with Qualifying Tournament, in which 128 men and 128 women compete to catch a place in the main tournament and face the greatest players. The best part of this first week is that it is completely free to public, so I took advantage of that yesterday. You can see celebrity players up close, training for next week , as well as not so famous players playing in the qualifying tournament.