Frenchman Nicolas Mahut and his partner Edouard Roger-Vasselin may have lost out to Colombia’s Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in the Wimbledon 2019 men’s doubles final, but actor Woody Harrelson was winning all day.
Harrelson nearly stole the show at Wimbledon 2019, with ESPN commentators calling Harrelson’s plays as the match went on.
Late in the fourth set, Harrelson was caught by security as he was trying to return to his his seat as the match was still in play. “And he’s not happy about it,” observed an ESPN analyst.
Moments later, Woody was all smiles as he was allowed to back to his viewing box.
Nicolas Mahut, who was struck by the ball three times in today’s competition surely felt the blows. Judging by the reaction of Woody Harrelson as Mahut took a tennis ball to the groin, Woody may have felt something, too.
Even as Woody Harrelson licked his chops, the cameras rolled with the star’s actions.
Really, it says a lot about tennis when ESPN is locked on to Woody Harrelson instead of the happenings on the Wimbledon court.
Although, after watching Mahut get nailed multiple times, they might consider making a rule change: an extra point or two for rocking your opponent with the ball.
In the end, Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah won a grand slam men’s doubles title after defeating Mahut and Roger-Vasselin 6-7 (5-7) 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (8-6) 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 in today’s final. They became the first Columbians to ever do so.
As for Woody Harrelson at Wimbledon 2019, he wins big. He caused more of a stir than those on the court and had ESPN and Twitter audiences smiling all day.
Harrelson certainly fared better than Serena Williams, who lost at Wimbledon 2019 to Romanian Simona Halep.