This year marks the first year BNP Paribas will be sponsoring the tournament in Indian Wells. In previous years it was sponsored by Pacific Life Open, an insurance company,
whose logo was a big ol whale.
I would think that the whale is now retired. So here's a salute to the Dildo Whale, which many a fine player has worked very hard and spilled a lot of sweat to get their mouths and hands around.
Wow. That was a REALLY awkward sentence.
Nole is all love with his whale. Kissing and stroking...a certain
Tenacious D song is now running in my head.
Masha's the only one that actually seems to treat the whale like a trophy.
Hmmm...I think there's some symbolism there.
Dani looks awfully smug with her whale, no?
The couple that plays together...
Not surprisingly, Ana doesn't look like she knows what to do with the thing.
But no one, no one enjoys whale as much as Rafa:
I've been told that's really horrible technique, BTW. Just spreadin' the word.