Still, he became a trending topic on Twitter for his very impassivity, particularly as Mahut took shots to tender parts of his body.
In the fourth set, Harrelson required a break and was stopped from retaking his seat until play had stopped. For Harrelson, that was no problem.
He merely refocused his attention on the glass in his hand and returned to his seat sporting a natty Wimbledon hat.
But what really drew attention was the expression on Harrelson’s face when Mahut, who earlier was struck in the head by a 122-mph shot and briefly was checked for a concussion, took a below-the-belt shot and crumpled to the grass.
It was a classic performance in which, as one user wrote, “Harrelson managed to outperform his role as Detective Marty Hart wow.”
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