Hit for Haiti 2 photos

Here are a few of my photos in a small quickly processed size. More photos – including ones of the women’s match and the other guys (heh) and actual tennis will be eventually posted to my flickr account.

And, here’s some really nice photos from the pros.

33 Responses

  1. CC says:

    Wow, that’s so quick, thanks!

    The photos are awesome, as per usual. Looove the thigh (almost bum cheek!) porn in the second from last. Oh, and the mussscles. He looks so good, no? Rafa, that is. ;)

  2. mary says:

    Oh miri mucho aprecio!! I saw some on fb but the second pic & those guns. Ogle, ogle, ogle. *Deep breath mary, stay focussed*

  3. An says:

    Miri, thanks a lot! You brought back the beauty off the whole event to me by this pics!;)

  4. tennislover says:

    how ute are these photos!!!!!!!!!! what a pity i missed the match!

  5. dutchgirl says:

    Thanks for your photos Miri – as usual they are great! It seems like your seat wasn’t all that bad…

  6. Atch2 says:

    Miri thank you for quenching our thirst for great Rafa photos so quickly bec I can imagine you had a really long day today.

    Can this guy be more adorable and gorgeous looking? I envy his complexion. The tan, the pink lips. He looked great in the pink sherbet bandana and white t. And the strut. And that killer smile :) And the muscles in #2.

    I think when he walked back on court one time he grazed one of the ballgirls, and you could see she leaned into her friend beside her and giggled like a typical teenage schoolgirl.

    I also luved seeing Rafa and Andre chat away during the breaks. Rafa fiddling to get his mic out of the way like he wanted to keep some of the conversation private.

    • CC says:

      Mm, it was so cute when Rafa told Agassi during a changeover that he still plays amazing tennis, trying to cover his mic at the same time.

  7. Rafangel says:

    Rafa’s looking coy in the 1st one *swaps self for Andre*

  8. Maya says:

    Thanks Miri for these great photos. You are fast like lightning.
    I need some help with this because maybe it’s just me, but does Roger seem almost protective of Rafa sometimes. I first noticed this at the WTF in Dec. I never see Roger look at other players the way he looks at Rafa (see last pic above)as if he were his younger brother.

    • Necitas says:

      Agree with you Maya. He has this fondness look in his eyes towards Rafa and It is heartwarming watching…

    • Eliana says:

      I love that relationship between the two of them. I’m not the biggest Rog fan inside of the court (game too perfect technically=boring) but outside is another thing. You know that they genuinely care for each other and that’s a beautiful thing to watch.

    • patzin says:

      I agree about Roger acting protective of Rafa. I noticed it first in the HFH in Australia, when Roger spoke to Rafa in Spanish a few times. I also saw it last night. It helped me soften my heart towards Roger. I think these two truly have a caring relationship. Nice to see. Andre was a bit nasty towards Sampras last night.

    • Ch F says:

      For me the biggest proof of that was when Roger was asked how hard it was to remain competitive with the new guys around, and he said of course there’s a new generation but Rafa and I are here to make it harder for them. It seemed to me he treated Rafa as his equal by saying that. That’s a lot coming from Roger ;-)
      Oh and of course he said we haven’t seen the best of Rafa yet, at a time when everyone was ready to jump the gun and write Rafa off.

  9. Necitas says:

    At the start of the event, seeing the four of them (pic #5) gave me a tingling sensation. I felt excited and awed. The tennis greats. I grew up watching Sampras and Agassi. My love affair with tennis started with these two guys and it goes on to this day with Rafa at the center of it all…How amazing it was to see this men of great talents above from the rest. My favourite is the last photo. It showed how good the relationship of these two men. They are both very graceful. And I like the smile of Rafa, sooooo relax, so charming!

  10. sia says:

    Miri, I like your photos best. Andre cuddles … the guys checking out Rafa in #3 … haven’t seen that left arm looking so ready for a while. Vamos!!!!

  11. Choices says:

    Fantastic photos. Superb quality. Thanks very much Miri

  12. Eliana says:

    Miri, BEAUTIFUL photos! Love every single one of them and can’t wait til you get the full set in Flickr. Hope you had a great time.

    Oh and BTW awesome Rafa shirt change photos :P…

  13. johanne says:

    TOO. MUCH. AWESOME.

    *DIES*

  14. CC says:

    miri’s photos from the Hit for Haiti are much better than the pros’, but the three photos from the presser are beautiful. Love the hair. Love the skin. Love the expressions.

    And the Rafa player party pics crack me up, with Rafa just turning up in his jeans and wrinkly Cerruti 1881 shirt, with his “I don’t give a damn, coz I’m hot anyway” messy curls. The close up one from the party is all kinds of nice.

    *fans self*

    • Atch2 says:

      At the party I think his hair could have done with some frizz ease. Must have been the desert humidity.

      And those pink lips…

      • CC says:

        Heh, the lips. Looks like Rafa has some chapped lips, must be the desert windy, no? BF often suffers here in the winter, so I’m an expert at putting lip balm on. Just close your eyes, Rafa and… ;)

        • An says:

          O CC you go and treath those lips yes please!!

          I know how chapped lips hurt, always having problems in summer when i went sailing and forget to put on balm, poor delicious Rafalips.

          Deffinitly the sun and the windy…

  15. SapphireSwell says:

    Wow, Miri, you’re one lucky girl!! Your seats were amazing and these pictures are even better :D

    I love that you witnessed all of these Rafasmiles in person. I want to see a relaxed and having fun Rafa too! It seems like Roger and Rafa had the most fun, and Pete and Andre were grumpy old men :-P

    Enjoy your time out west, and I look forward to the rest of the set!

  16. patzin says:

    Miri – thanks for the great photos, as usual. Rafa looks very lean, muscular, and ready. What an experience to be there. Can you tell me what model camera/lens you use? thanks

    • miri says:

      I have a Canon 5D Mark II body and this was my first time shooting tennis with the Canon 100-400L. It’s a heavy beast.

  17. rafandready says:

    Great photos, thanks Miri. That shirt-change picture…phewee! Rafa’s arms are looking much bulkier than recently – gorgeous!

  18. glors27 says:

    Miri, these are great!! thank you soooo much!! are you there the whole tournament? I missed the match, is there anywhere one can see it on the web?? Love Agassi and Rafa playing together – they go together – as do Sampras and Roger…it was good how they were matched!

  19. natch says:

    You probably have never heard this before, Miri, but great photographs! :D

    Andre and Rafa…Rafa and Andre…I almost cried seeing them together.