Pierre-Hugues Herbert, Nicolas Mahut react to winning French Open doubles title



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Pierre-Hugues Herbert, Nicolas Mahut react to winning French Open doubles title

French doubles star Nicolas Mahut couldn't hide his happiness after he and his close friend Pierre-Hugues Herbert won the French Open doubles title. Herbert and Mahut, seeded at No. 6, recovered from a set down to beat an unseeded duo from Kazakhstan Alexander Bublik and Andrey Golubev 4-6 7-6 (1) 6-4.

Herbert and Mahut now have won the French Open doubles twice together as they also made it all the way at the tournament in 2018. "At the end we're here with the trophy. It's amazing," Mahut said. "With the family, with our wives, sons, it's something that you're lucky when it happen once in your life.

This is the second time for us. We could not be any happier tonight."

Herbert and Mahut were on the verge of a loss

Bublik and Golubev paid the price for failing to serve out for the match in the 10th game of the second set.

“From the start to the end, we had amazing support," Herbert added. "Maybe the best support I've had in my whole life for a two-week tournament. The final was terrible for me as I was tight the whole match.

I wanted it so badly, maybe even more than the other four, so to win was really special." Herbert admitted he and Mahut weren't highly confident at the beginning of the tournament. “For us as a team, we've been kind of struggling.

We have not won a really big title for a long time now. Coming into this tournament, we didn't come with the same confidence as we did in the past. “Being able to lift this trophy is just amazing because I think we won all these matches, not because we were better players, our level was not really better, but our behaviour on court.

The way we stayed positive, the way we managed to play with the fears we had, that's why now we can look at each other and say we had an amazing week”.