Their friends and family packed their players' box, along with boys' doubles champions Arthur Fils and Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard, who launched into celebration as Herbert and Mahut fought back from the brink to triumph once again on home soil.
With a second Roland-Garros crown to go with the one they captured together in 2018, the career Grand Slam champions are thrilled to be inspiring the next generation. They are the first French pair in the Open Era to win their home Slam together more than once.
“I think it was just amazing to see them coming to the final and being in the stands. It's been an amazing year for our juniors. We didn't have this for a long time,” declared Herbert, proud of the French renaissance this fortnight.
“Luca Van Assche won, four [French players] in the [boys'] semi-finals in the singles. Especially with what happens now in the men's draw, having nobody in the third round, it's just special to have them.
“If we can help them getting better, if we can have a generation that is amazing in France, we would be so proud of being part of that.”
Waiting before the warm-up, the charismatic Bublik joked with umpire Marijana Veljovic; “I know I’m not supposed to be here… this is a comic situation."
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