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.