Our buddy Will Hamilton explains why he likes the BNP Paribas Open so much. As someone who is going to be there for the 5th year in a row, I concur. The first 2 years, I couldn't stay away from the practice courts. Now I mix those in with matches on the smaller stadia. It is insane how close you can get to the players in these two areas. If you look at some of my older pics, you'll see a practice session between Roddick and Safin (I think Roddick won the set 7-6) where I was literally standing right behind their benches since I spotted them early.