Tuesday, March 12, 2013

One Last Day Of Tennis For The Outer Courts


It's with a heavy heart and a suitcase full of dirty laundry that I sit here at The Outer Courts Indian Wells office today, our final day at the 2013 BNP Paribas Open. As much as we'd like to stay here and watch Masters 1000 tennis in perfect weather forever, an early flight back east awaits us at LAX tomorrow morning. Today will be our final day of blogging on The Outer Courts, at least from the comfortable seating in Stadium One, so it's a bittersweet day for us at the tournament.

Mardy Fish and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga just kicked off Tuesday's tennis on the big stage and there are many other exciting matchups on the schedule throughout the day, including appearances from Novak Djokovic, Victoria Azarenka, Andy Murray, Maria Sharapova, Juan Martin Del Potro, and, my new favorite sporting duo, the Bryan brothers. Matt and I are off to film a television bit for Tennis Channel right now, but we'll be stopping by the various courts all day to get a glimpse of the sport's biggest stars, one last time, as we enjoy one last day at the tournament.

The intensity is picking up and crunch time is nearing for the players as the BNP Paribas Open approaches its competitive phase. We'll be back soon with more thoughts and observations from a gorgeous and action-packed Tuesday at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.