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
Officials first tried to shoo the iguana away with a towel but it refused to budge. When the chair umpire told the tennis players that they would resume play with the iguana sitting on the scoreboard, Vesely refused. "I can't concentrate," Vesely was caught on camera telling the umpire. He was supposed to return Haas' serve from the iguana's side of the court.
Meanwhile Haas found the interruption to be hilarious and whipped out his mobile phone to take a quick selfie.
Haas gets a selfie with the Iguana this is insane ! pic.twitter.com/nJhjNTW6KU— Joe C (@ProdigyRep) March 22, 2017
Talking to reporters later, Haas said "Maybe the iguana got the note that this is most likely the last time I'm playing here, and he wanted to say 'Hi'...It was nice for him to stop by. Good-looking iguana."
Officials eventually carried the iguana away from the court, wrapped in a towel. It only took eight minutes.
But not before he made plenty of fans
Haas vs. Iguana pic.twitter.com/5GkD4MC05Z— Ricky Dimon (@Dimonator) March 22, 2017
Watch some of the funniest moments of the iguana "invasion" here:
Iggy the iguana definitely got more than his 15 minutes of fame.