Miami Open: Iguana briefly stops play between Tommy Haas and Jiri Vesely

An iguana caused a brief play interruption and commotion in the stands at the Miami Open
Tommy Haas took a selfie with the iguana that caused a brief interruption at the Miami Open

Tennis players are used to being interrupted on court by noises from the crowd, adverse weather or even their opponent's antics.

The reason behind a brief stoppage at the Miami Open on Wednesday was a little more exotic.

Germany's Tommy Haas was playing Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic when their first-round match was interrupted by an iguana, which suddenly appeared on the courtside scoreboard.

Haas even managed a selfie with the adventurous lizard before the match resumed - Vesely eventually going through 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 7-5.

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