In an interview to L'Equipe the photographer Richard Martin shared how difficult taking photos of Roger Federer is. "He often closes his eyes when he hits the ball. Both arms go very behind compared to his body, so it seems he is flying.
It seems easy when you look at pictures, but it's not. A photo is not only what the athlete or his attitude is but also the environment: if behind him there is a security guard, the photo gets ruined', he said. On Serena Williams, he added: "I like her, that animal side.
She is a fighter until the last point. She does not play with photographers but she knows we are here. She is impressive in her physical strength." Asked if there are players he does not like to take photos of, he replied: "Yeah.
There is nothing involved. No emotions. Obviously, we do not ask all the players to break their rackets and to shout. But at least the ones who do it are alive, have anger. Bjorn Borg was ice? I never took photos of him, but it must have been great."