Tennis Match: A Photo Essay

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Every tennis match is different.

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They’re all played under the same rules.

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And every tennis player has the same goal.

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But that’s really where the similarities end.

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Some matches draw a crowd.

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Some… don’t.

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A select few are legendary.

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Most feature different players.

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Newcomers.

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Veterans.

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But some feature the same ones in a rematch of previous bouts.

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And even those might have different results from year to year.

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For the fan, each tennis match is like its own little world.

From the coin toss…

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…to the first serve…

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…to all the great plays…

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…to rowdy fans…

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…to arguments with the umpires…

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…to the final handshake…

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…and even to the post-match interview…

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…it takes a lot to be involved in a match.

Only you and those who have been with you know the full story.

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Newcomers can only guess at what’s already happened.

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Or they can be told, but it’s not the same as actually having watched it live.

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It’s a feeling of exclusivity.

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But when your match ends and you try to join a new one, it’s just that much more difficult to catch up.

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Bouncing between matches is not for the faint of heart or the sentimental.

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That, however, is the beauty of a tennis tournament.

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Each person comes away with an experience that no one else shares.

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It’s impossible to know everything, and that’s the way it should be.

40All photos copyright the author. Thanks for reading!

 

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51 thoughts on “Tennis Match: A Photo Essay

      1. So true! We only watched one night, but I love tennis and hope to have another opportunity.
        One tip- Since you’ve been Freshly Pressed, (Congrats!) you may want to put your “signature” on your photos. I add susielindau.com to mine.

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    1. Nice blog. I have no interest whatsoever in tennis, I was just observing your style of blogging. I’m checking out some bloggers because I would like to start blogging soon. Wish me luck.

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      1. Good luck. Perhaps the biggest obstacle is figuring out what you want to write about and just starting your blog, but once that’s done it’s pretty much smooth sailing from there.

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  1. Nice pictures. How about coming down-under for the Australian Open. Don’t you just love the dummy spits, that is just the funniest thing to watch. You are a person of my own heart and gravitate to the outside courts, there is always so much to see amongst the sun lovers and great friends to make from all over the world. Nice to see some tennis action. B

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  2. Awesome! I wish I had time to watch more tennis but each match is epic! (For some reason, I always like to root for the underdog. I rooted for Djokovic when he was the underdog, but I still root for him now!) 🙂
    Thanks!

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