Beekeeper and Carlos Alcaraz fan stole the show at Indian Wells quarterfinal match

Alcaraz played great in his win over Alexander Zverev, but a crazy night produced other stars

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The tennis is rarely a sideshow compared to the other activities in the stadium, but that was the case on Court 1 at Indian Wells at the Carlos Alcaraz and Alexander Zverev quarterfinal match. Bees swarmed the court forcing play to be suspended at 1-1, and that's when the real show began.

Fans and the internet were fascinated with the beekeeper Lance Davis. Some noticed a resemblance to rocker Ozzy Osborne. Davis went to work with no protection, a white t-shirt and jeans, and a blower were needed for the live rescue. Alcaraz acknowledged Davis's efforts after the match by retweeting the BNP Paribas Open video of Davis doing his work with the caption, "Not all heroes wear capes!"

Davis also used what appeared to be a bee repellent spray inside the playing area. Internet sleuths also learned that Davis is a reality television star with his show The Killer Bee Catcher on EarthxTV. Though the show was not known before the night began, it looks like Davis's five minutes of fame will extend well past his efforts to restore play at Indian Wells on Thursday evening.

Another star is born in crazed Alcaraz fan when play is resumed

Alcaraz was unfazed by the delay and the bee sting he suffered on his forehead. He played outstanding and smart tennis never allowing Zverev an opportunity to get a foothold in the match.

At one point while Alcaraz was preparing to serve, he heard a woman yelling his name. She got his attention and a smile from him as she screamed that she loved him and showed him her shirt which had a collage of Alcaraz photos on it.

Alcaraz won the match in straight sets despite all of the distractions and faces Jannik Sinner in a semifinal that will be must-see television on Saturday.

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