One of the best parts of the Indian Wells tournament is its practice courts. Where else can you get this close to your favorite tennis stars? Fans of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic usually find their seats on the practice court bleachers way before these guys even make it to the grounds.
In addition to being able to watch these players up close, it’s also fun to see who practices with whom. Milos Raonic and Stan Wawrinka? Yeap. Dominika Cibulkova and Genie Bouchard? How did that even come about? I always make sure I find time to walk around and to see who’s practicing in between shooting the matches.
Photos by Maria Noble