French Open: Pierre-Hugues Herbert, Nicolas Mahut produce stunning comeback in final

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French Open: Pierre-Hugues Herbert, Nicolas Mahut produce stunning comeback in final

France's Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut beat Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik and Andrey Golubev to win the French Open doubles title. Bublik and Golubev, an unseeded duo out of Kazakhstan, blew a big lead against Herbert and Mahut.

Bublik and Golubev were down 2-1 after the opening three games but then they claimed back-to-back breaks to take a 5-2 lead. Herbert and Mahut managed to get one break back but Bublik and Golubev served for the set in the 10th game.

After losing the opener, Herbert and Mahut started the second set with a break. But their lead was short-lived as they got broken back in the fifth game. Bublik and Golubev broke Herbert and Mahut in the ninth game but failed to serve out for the match in the 10th game.

Herbert and Mahut managed to force a tie-break, in which the two teams were tied at 1-1 before the Frenchmen won six consecutive points to take the tie-break. After winning the second set, Herbert and Mahut broke Bublik and Golubev in the seventh game and held on to their serve to complete a comeback win.

Herbert and Mahut win French Open title No. 2 In 2018, Herbert and Mahut also won the French Open doubles title. The only final left to play is the men's singled final between Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas. On Friday, Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal to make the French Open final.

"Definitely the best match that I was part of ever in Roland-Garros for me, and top three matches that I ever played in my entire career — considering quality of tennis, playing my biggest rival on the court where he has had so much success and has been the dominant force in the last 15-plus years,” Djokovic said.

“And the atmosphere which was completely electric — for both players, a lot of support. Just amazing. I was very happy that there was no curfew, 11:00. I heard there was a special waiver, so they allowed the crowd to stay. “Just one of these nights and matches that you will remember forever”.