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Old 03-15-2010, 07:56 PM   #76
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Old 03-15-2010, 09:34 PM   #77
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when/where is the tursunov pic from? great shot.

most of the action shots are...meh.
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There are some nice photos here. Keep it going.
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when/where is the tursunov pic from? great shot.
it was taken at the Queens tournament in 2007
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a couple more of, who else would i post photos of, Marat

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I always felt like the pros were like caged animals when they are surrounded by fence practicing - this kind of illustrates my theory:
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me neither and some others, either.
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This one's fantastic. Again, it 'tells a story' and that's what I like to see in pictures most of all - not just amazing ballet dancer-shots or a radiant victor at a tournament, but even more, these small moments of devastation, well-caught by the on-going photographer.

This picture just oozes disappointment, sadness, loneliness after some dreadful defeat. Great job by the photographer (even if I think Dmitri himself might not be as pleased with is as the artistically-inspired watchers of this picture )
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Great pic. When's it from?
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The other side of the coin for Dima. This was after he defeated Roddick in a dramatic five setter to advance to the finals in the DC.



And they say the Spanish show too much men-love!

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The other side of the coin for Dima. This was after he defeated Roddick in a dramatic five setter to advance to the finals in the DC.



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Spectacular photos. Thanks!

And I love this one ... so ominous, it looks like it's straight from an Ingmar Bergman movie ...

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Ramírez-Hidalgo between the legs trick shot

I've never seen this one before, it's brilliant.

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Great selection of photos.

The Tursunov one is very telling, definitely.
I recall reading many articles about how life on tour is only remotely "glamorous" if you're around the top50,
outside of that it's just grind and a lot of disappointment, particularly on the Challenger and Futures circuits,
and that photo encapsulates that pretty well.

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I always felt like the pros were like caged animals when they are surrounded by fence practicing - this kind of illustrates my theory:
Great observation.
I never thought about it that way, but now that you point it out, I can see it.
And a great photo to illustrate.

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The other side of the coin for Dima. This was after he defeated Roddick in a dramatic five setter to advance to the finals in the DC.
I was wondering how long before this one shows up...
I'm glad the DC pic gates have been opened already.
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