Remember When: Iggy the Iguana crashed the party at the Miami Open

by: Zach Cohen | December 22, 2017

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Iggy the Iguana briefly interrupted play at the Miami Open this year. (AP)

Sporting events can be interrupted for any number of reasons, but it's not very often that an iguana finds its way onto a tennis court. That is, however, exactly what happened at the Miami Open this year.

Jiri Vesely was taking on Tommy Haas on Court 1 at the Masters 1000 event, and the score was 3-3 in the third set before things took a weird turn:

As you can see, Haas was a good sport about the whole thing. He was laughing and trying to take a selfie with the iguana that would later be named "Iggy."

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