Giant Iguana Interrupts A Pro Tennis Tournament, Stars In A Great Selfie
A lizard, a chase, and one great selfie.
Yesterday’s Miami Open match between Tommy Haas and Jiri Hesley featured a guest viewer: an iguana. A large lizard planted feet away from the action caused a break in the match while players and officials figured out how to deal with the scaly visitor.
We've seen a lot of things in tennis, but never this... #MiamiOpen https://t.co/fpk6HvBu0x— Tennis TV (@Tennis TV) 1490220153.0
The iguana appeared (nonchalantly perched atop the scoreboard, just feet from the court), disappeared momentarily, then returned to catch more of the match.
IGUANA IS BACK SOMEONE HELP @LDavenport76 https://t.co/DA2W7e0Tdd— Tony (@Tony) 1490219586.0
During the break, Haas grabbed his phone and posed for a selfie with the visitor, but was called out by an ATP official for using a cell phone during a match.
We can't wait to see how this selfie turned out @TommyHaas13 😉 #MiamiOpen https://t.co/4B6Ym74ekz— Tennis TV (@Tennis TV) 1490220769.0
Officials attempted to grab the lizard, spurring a chase across the court.
Iguana be like you! An unusual on-court streaker interrupts play... #MiamiOpen https://t.co/MgAZ1PruGs— Tennis TV (@Tennis TV) 1490220605.0
Shortly thereafter, the animal was caught and removed from the court. Haas went on to lose the match—but he’ll always have the selfie.