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2019 Brisbane International
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30 Dec 2018 – 6 Jan 2019
Queensland Tennis Centre
Brisbane, Australia

The Brisbane International is a fantastic tournament. In some ways, I think, it's better than the Australian Open. I was there part of the time as photographer for Nick Kyrgios, with shots appearing on Nick's social media, especially Facebook.

 

That Ball

Taking a sharp photo of a ball squashed against a racquet during a match is pretty cool. Getting one of a ball coming through the other side is even better! Taken during Nick Kyrgios' first match in his title defense.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Yay Nick Won

Match one done. Yay Nick won! Quick shots, trick shots, unmistakably Nick shots!

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Osaka Smile

A few weeks after this Naomi Osaka would win the hearts of millions along with a cheque to match - $4.1 million to be exact! But before she was the 2019 Australian Open champion you could be forgiven for thinking Naomi was just a sweet girl with a tennis racquet and a beautiful smile practicing away in Brisbane. But then... BAM! A second consecutive Grand Slam title & newly ranked World Number One! Amazing! She is a sweet girl with a tennis racquet and a beautiful smile for sure, but not just that.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Nick Is Back

It’s that time of year again. Nick is back & looking better than ever (except maybe that spider-bitten foot of his!). All the best for a great summer of tennis!

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Leaping Into The New Year

Andy Murray was leaping into the New Year like there was no tomorrow. That's because that was pretty much the case with possible retirement looming right around the corner. So I wished him all the best.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Cheeky Kiss

Grigor Dimitrov greets Nick Kyrgios on the practice court with a cheeky kiss. Nick would joke on his Instagram account that Grigor was asking to play on Team World this year. Hehe.

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Raring To Go

Nick Kyrgios blowing out the cobwebs, looking hungry & ready to bite.

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Rafa On Dusk

Rafael Nadal finishes his practice session signing autographs for the waiting fans. By the time of this signing session I was the only photographer there.

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Doubles

Nick Kyrgios took to the court to play doubles with Taylor Fritz. Nick always looks like he can win, but this was one of those times it only looked that way.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Thigh Noon

Get well, Rafa! Hope your thigh is ok. It looks pretty good to me :)

Rafael Nadal had another afternoon hit out, but sadly withdrew from the tournament due to an ongoing hip injury.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Let's Go, Petko!

Germany's Andrea Petkovic fires off a backhand during a late afternoon practice session. I'd just come from taking the above photo of Rafael Nadal so I thought I'd try the same shot here. Nice.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Nick Through The Fence

When you have to shoot through a fence you may as well make it artistic! Taken during Nick's warm-up before his Round of 16 match against France's Jérémy Chardy.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Nick. Curious? / Art Version

Taken during Nick Kyrgios' Round of 16 match against France's Jérémy Chardy, 02 Jan 2019.

Photo & art by me.

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Nick Flew But Sadly Said "Adieu"

Elevated but not elated. Match Two, Nick flew, but sadly said “Adieu”. Taken during Nick Kyrgios' Round of 16 match against France's Jérémy Chardy.

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Ajla Tomljanović

Newish-Aussie Ajla Tomljanović sets her focus as she serves during her Round of 16 match against ex-Aussie England's Johanna Konta.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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For The Fans

At the conclusion of another practice session Nick Kyrgios is happy to sign autographs for waiting fans. It's what he usually does. I'm surprised how many players don't.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Lots more tennis photos here...
 

 

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