Scenes from Queen's Club: Friday
The second in a series of daily photo-dispatches from Steve Tignor, who is currently at Queen's Club. All photos by Anita Aguilar.
Tennis can bring out expressions in players you might not expect. Here the famously fiery Lleyton Hewitt betrays hope, concern, apprehension. Thankfully, his shirt still says “Come on!”
And now Rusty and his shirt are in agreement.
Ryan Harrison tried to wake up doubles partner Sam Querrey from his apparent daze today, but it couldn't keep the Americans from losing their quarterfinal.
Harrison had his struggles at the net this afternoon. His game remains a work in progress; at the moment every match he plays feels like a referendum on his future.
Tomas Berdych showed off some underused leaping skills against Marin Cilic. From what I remember, this smash went into the net.
The now-famous Queen's ball girls are happy to pose for a shot.
Juan Martin del Potro lost for the second time to Hewitt on grass today, but he seemed happy for the man he once idolized.
Andy Murray, that most physically expressive of tennis players, shows off his confident side with a a topspin forehand...
...before plunging to the depths of despair a few minutes later.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga served and smashed his way into the semifinals today.
It's been nice for him to have Queen's to help him forget about his Paris defeat and send him into the grass season.
Is Andy Murray fast enough to outrun his shadow? It's looks possible here.
Murray's older brother, Jamie, tried his best in doubles against the Bryan brothers today, but ended up losing a match tiebreaker 11-9. Adding insult to injury, he was hit with an overhead on match point, and then had to turn around and see the Bros in mid-chest bump.
Bob and Mike Bryan moved on to the semifinals at Queen's, a tournament they've won four times dating back to 2001.
Hewitt channeled Jimmy Connors today. At 32, he could become the oldest player to win at Queen's since Jimbo did it at age 30 in 1983. And much like Connors' son, Brett, once did, Hewitt's son Cruz followed him onto court today.