"I do not watch tennis, I watch Woody Harrelson watching tennis."
Expressed by the Twitter user @trevorstweetssBut the new international pastime of watching Woody Harrelson enjoy the shine of sports was officially felt on Saturday when the beloved actor stopped at Wimbledon for the men's doubles championship.
While Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah were on the court against Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin, Harrelson watched enthusiastically from the stands. It was a grueling match of almost five hours, forged with tension on the edge of his seat as Harrelson perfectly shows and his Emmy-winning emotions.
Advertisers and game producers clung to the actor for group shots throughout the game, catching gems like this good finger-licking reaction:
And this moment of pure joy.
In a painful turn of events, Mahut was hit in the face by a ball that came back in the fifth set. Trying to recover, the French tennis professional continued to play, only to be hit by another lap, this time directly in the groin during the next point.
Naturally, Harrelson was in shock.
But the most dramatic turn of events? It could be said that Harrelson is struggling to return to his seat after leaving the game for a glass of white wine.
Blocked by a security guard, Harrelson remained in disbelief, eagerly watching the game and waiting for a break in the game so he could return to his post.
Fortunately, Harrelson, with the drink in his hand and wearing a spectacular Wimbledon cap, was finally allowed to re-enter the seating area, stopping to offer his former security adversary a warm handshake on the way.
Finally, Cabal and Farah triumphed, beating Mahut and Roger-Vasselin 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6), 6-7 (5), 6-3. And yet, even when the court closed, Harrelson, the king of tennis, remained.
Harrelson, that we can only imagine, dealt with the thousands of mentions on Twitter that his viral moment had already harvested.
Although, it must be said, its Official Twitter account? Keep promoting an event as of January 2017.
We hope that the new viral moment will inspire Harrelson's return to the Internet. Seriously, Woody. We love you here And we will also pretend to love tennis, if that is what is needed.
H / t a @TylerRuinsTV – in fact the "# 1 Woody Harrelson @ Wimbledon would document".