The match between Tommy Haas and Jiri Vesely at the Miami Open was interrupted by a surprising visitor today. No the visitor was not a streaker running on to the court. (Fives times animals made an entry on to the tennis court)
A different type of streaker actually, a bold iguana.
The match was stopped and everyone including Haas and Vesely had a good laugh about it.
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This is not the first time that animals have gatecrashed tennis matches. The Inguana may have been the first of its kind, but we have had many other animals who bravely went onto the tennis court.
Here are the five times animals made an entry on to the tennis court
5) A snake on the court
The 2016 ATP Franken Challenger event in Furth, Germany was paid a visit by an innocent little snake who slithered his way on the court.
Local player Julian Reister was going to go up against Brazil’s Caio Zampieri and were still just warming up when a spectator from the stand noticed the snake and yelled “STOP” to both the players.
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It was left to the terrified organizer André Zietsman to get rid of the snake. (Fives times animals made an entry on to the tennis court)