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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Thursday March 14, 2024

Indian Wells – Bee cool, it’s gonna be alright? What happens when bees invade a tennis tournament? We found out yesterday when play was stopped during the third game of Carlos Alcaraz’s victory over Alexander Zverev – for NEARLY TWO HOURS!

Totally Bee-zare, right?

Eventually Alcaraz returned to the court and dominated the match en route to a 6-3, 6-1 victory, but without some trepidation.

“I’m not gonna lie, I’m a little bit afraid of the bees,” he said after setting a semifinal with Jannik Sinner at the BNP Paribas Open.

Before we look ahead to that, let’s have a look back at one of the weirdest moments to ever occur at a tennis tournament.

1.These pictures tell the story.


2. Our hero, Lance Davis, the beekeeper extraordinaire.

3. Yeah, it took a while.

4. They loved that Spidercam!.

5. Yikes.

6. Carlos, spooked.

7.He he he..

8. Lance Davis sucks them out of the Spidercam like a boss, to take them to safety..

9. They would not bee quiet. .

10. The moment it happened, at 1-1, 15-0..

11. Jannik Sinner is great, but Carlos does not have a tougher rival than these bees..


12. Everybody with the bee puns…