Novak Djokovic lost today to Dominic Thiem. It went three sets. Nice match. Wouldn’t have been able to pay much attention had I watched it from the stands. The Monte Carlo Masters is the prettiest sporting event on Earth: rich clay, clean skies, jewel seas. Take in this visual feast prepared by Getty photographer Julian Finney, who is having a better week than you.
Here’s Thiem shot from the classic angle:
The court is nestled in a nook on the damn Mediterranean Sea.
Here’s Kei Nishikori during a sensual wardrobe change, very much In The Mood For Tennis.
Here’s Rafa eyeing a serve on clean geometric backdrop fit for Richie Tenenbaum.
Even Novak’s misery looks great.
A bird at dusk. Also Gilles Müller.
Some satisfying clods. Love a good clod.
You can’t afford to attend this tournament.