We saw bees bring a halt to a cricket match recently in South Africa but the tennis world just upped its game.
A giant iguana paid a visit to one of the courts at the Miami Open and interrupted a match between Tommy Haas and Jiri Vesely for several minutes. The score was tied 3-3 in the third set when the iguana climbed on top of a scoreboard, much to the amusement of fans at the court and of course, the internet.
Watch the whole thing here. (If you are creeped out by reptiles, be warned, there are a lot of close up shots)
pic.twitter.com/q8EN46vlPX— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) March 23, 2017
The referee had a tough time convincing Vesely to resume playing with the Iguana still around. He is heard saying it's not a dangerous animal so they should continue playing. We don't really blame Vesely for not budging though.
But Haas used the time to click a selfie with it.
Iggy, Iggy, Iggy, can't you see?Keep off the tennis court, please. pic.twitter.com/7WaG5kaUDV— Miami Open (@MiamiOpen) March 22, 2017
And here's Haas' selfie, with "Iggy" in all it's glory.
The internet just could not get enough of Iggy.
when you REALLY want to find out what the score is of the Tommy Haas match pic.twitter.com/uVax0KsTrg— Ricky Dimon (@Dimonator) March 22, 2017
This is not an iguana, it is a mini dinosaur https://t.co/0wlmaIRZ7V— Megan Cassidy (@MeganCassidy) March 22, 2017
Tommy. No one is looking at the iguana in that picture.— Courtney Nguyen (@FortyDeuceTwits) March 22, 2017
Tommy Haas just took a selfie with an iguana in the middle of a tennis matchI have seen it all— Ricky Dimon (@Dimonator) March 22, 2017
All he wanted to do was watch the tennis...poor iguana!— jimmy soixante-dix (@hotdog6969) March 22, 2017
And how about that for a pun?
We'll let Tommy Haas have the final word.
Good looking? Sure.