After sweating away in the desert heat on day one, we crashed in our cozy little beds at the Hyatt, and enjoyed breakfast the next morning in the midst of Nishikori and Fognini (who had the absolute cutest sweatshirt on by Hydrogen).
Then we were off to the races and only made one stop at the iced coffee tent on the way in. It's HOT!
We kicked off our day with a lengthy viewing of Gael Monfils practice session :
The man is beyond your imagination...
We were in awe, and just when we thought things couldn't get any better, we discovered a Monfils' team member we will call "Mystery Man" for now...we are on the hunt, so updates on this fox to come. We think he's a little sad because he hasn't met us yet, but we'll see if we can turn that frown upside down asap.
Once we ripped ourselves away from Monfils' court, we scootched our way into Nadal's practice...
Side note : despite our deep love for Jeremy Chardy, his name taunting us behind Nadal, we were unable to take any photos of him and we are still recovering but are thanking the universe for his Instagram.
We also grabbed a front view on the soccer grass :
Nadal was hitting with Marin Cilic, and we were lucky enough to grab both views from where we were perched :
As we rounded the corner to the soccer field once more we found Alex Dolgopolov :
and Stan Wawrinka :
We almost fell over the fence when Grigor Dimitrov pointed at us. YES! ME! ME!
I may have audibly sighed when Novak Djokovic walked out with his team :
We waved to Roger Federer and took a million photos for our friend who adores him and wasn't lucky enough to be within range of the pheromones :
I think she'll be happy.
We also totally fell in love with Juan Martín del Potro who spent tons of time with the fans, and may have given us the cutest smile ever :
I mean...we can't even handle it.
It was a gorgeous day and we were so happy to spend it with these (and so many more) talented athletes. The BNP Paribas Open is where it's at!
We can't wait for day three!