Australian Open Men’s QF Match Delayed By Bizarre Evacuation Alarm

If an Australian Open quarterfinal between people named Tennys (pronounced “Tennis”) Sandgren and Hyeon Chung wasn’t random enough, their match was hit with a small delay after an alarm went off prior to the first service game.

As you can see below, some tennis goers weren’t messing around when they heard that alarm and bolted from their seats immediately. Tennys, who has come under fire recently for some interesting political tweets, laughed along and bounced a ball on his racket while officials sorted everything out.

The umpire eventually relayed to the crowd that it was nothing but a false alarm. Chung and Sandgren have already played through one set with no further alarm incidents.

Evacuation warning sounds just before Chung v Sandgren gets under way at the #AusOpen 👀⚠️🚨 Nothing like a false alarm to set the tone…

— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) January 24, 2018