Iguana Becomes Star of Tennis Match in Miami
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A first-round tennis match at the Miami Open in Florida was delayed on Wednesday due to a surprise visitor.
Jiri Vesely from the Czech Republic was playing against Tommy Haas of Germany when he noticed an iguana. The large lizard seemed to enjoy his view from the top of the scoreboard at courtside.
Vesely asked the umpire to stop play and try to remove the iguana.
The umpire told Vesely he would not stop the match unless the iguana ran onto the playing surface.
He said "If it's like that, on the scoreboard, I don't think it's going to bother you, Jiri."
The umpire said: "forget about it, it's not a dangerous animal."
During their conversation, Haas, a former second-ranked player in the world, went over to the iguana and took a selfie.
The fans cheered.
The television commentator said: "you do not see this very often."
Haas received a lot of comments about his photo on Instagram. One person wrote: "Man, I'm going to hate it when you are truly done playing."
The iguana did become a distraction, after all.
People who work at the tennis stadium tried to catch the iguana by the tail, and by throwing a towel over it, but that did not work.
The iguana ran across the court to the other side, and climbed onto the scoreboard.
"It's scampering everywhere," said the commentator. "You don't expect to see this!" he added.
Everyone kept laughing and cheering. The iguana was finally captured and taken outside the stadium.
Vesely recovered from the distraction and won the match.
The 38-year-old Haas said maybe the iguana got the message that it might be the last time he would be playing in the Miami Open.
"He wanted to say ‘hi' and take a peek or something," Haas said.
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1.take a selfie 自拍
Elizabeth Neufeld even asked for her purse so she could take a selfie while still in the car.
2.playing against 与...对阵
The teams have that extra bite when they are playing against their neighbours.
3.due to 由于
Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, this year's show has been cancelled
4.tennis match 网球赛
I accepted a challenge to a tennis match.
1.The umpire said: "forget about it, it's not a dangerous animal."
forget about it 忘了吧；算了吧
I have written down this arrangement in my notebook so will not forget about it.
You took advantage of me, and now you want to forget about it.
2."He wanted to say ‘hi' and take a peek or something," Haas said.
take a peek 偷窥；瞥一眼
Then I'll take a peek at it.
Here, a company representative let some party guests take a peek under the hood.
捷克共和国的基里·维斯利（Jiri Vesely）在与德国汤米·哈斯（Tommy Haas）对决时，突然发现了一只鬣蜥 。这只大蜥蜴趴在球场边记分牌顶部，似乎在悠闲观战 。
哈斯把照片上传到Instagram上后收到了很多回复 。其中一位网友写道：“伙计，如果你比赛结束，我会讨厌它的 。”
观众也跟着大笑起哄 。最终，鬣蜥被工作人员抓住并带到了场外 。