Pierre-Hugues Herbert: 'I thought about Nicolas Mahut all the time'


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Pierre-Hugues Herbert: 'I thought about Nicolas Mahut all the time'

It wasn't easy mentally for Pierre-Hugues Herbert not to play alongside Nicolas Mahut in the doubles rubber of the Davis Cup final between France and Belgium in Lille. After the four setter win over Ruben Bemelmans and Joris de Loore, Herbert, who won two Grand Slam titles with Mahut, said: 'I thought about him all the time.

After the win, I told him: "We weren't playing, but you were with me on court". He spent amazing words also for Gasquet, who 'is very consistent and he rarely misses on return.' Richard Gasquet was very focused on getting the win and bring the second point to France.

'We knew that we would have needed to stay solid mentally, and that we didn't have anything to lose. We knew that a difficult moment would have come, and there we made a difference', said Gasquet.

On Sunday if Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beats David Goffin, France will take home its first Davis Cup title since 2001. .