Rogue iguana interrupts Miami Open match

A Florida native got a little too close to the action at the Miami Open. (Getty)
A Florida native got a little too close to the action at the Miami Open. (Getty)

With a lineup featuring some of the top players in the world, the Miami Open has attracted fans of all ages, genders, and apparently, species.

During a first round match between Tommy Haas and Jiri Vesely, a particularly interested iguana got a little too close to the action, causing a stoppage in play.

Well, we've never seen this before on a tennis court…???????????? . #MiamiOpen #funny #weird #animals #tennis #instasport

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You have to respect the iguana — this was his only chance to watch some top-level tennis in Miami. Tommy Haas even stopped to take a selfie.

Tommy Haas took a selfie with an interested spectator at the Miami Open. (AP)
Tommy Haas took a selfie with an interested spectator at the Miami Open. (AP)

Though valiant, the fact that the iguana was eventually wrangled places it a close second in our sports-iguana video power rankings.

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