Pierre-Hugues Herbert, Nicolas Mahut react to winning Queen’s

Pierre-Hugues Herbert enjoyed playing alongside his close friend Nicolas Mahut on the grass courts of the Queen’s Club. 

Herbert and Mahut, seeded at No. 3, beat Reilly Opelka and John Peers 6-4 7-5 to win their third Queen’s title. 

Herbert and Mahut claimed an early break in the first set and then held on to their serve to win the opener. 

The Frenchmen failed to serve out for the match in the 10th game of the second set but managed to serve out for the match in the 12th game.

“Mahut is the older one of the team, so he was taking care at the end, serving aces when we were down two break points,” Herbert said. “We only got three hours of practice time on the grass before the first match, but we missed the grass last season, so being back here playing on the grass is joyful.”

Mahut added: “It was something special to win [Roland Garros] in our hometown with our family last week. It is good to come here now on grass, and we didn’t expect anything, but we are now here with the trophy. It has been an amazing three weeks.”

Matteo Berrettini, Herbert and Mahut leave Queen’s victorious

In the singles final, No. 1 seed Berrettini beat Cameron Norrie to lift his maiden Queen’s title. 

“[It was an] unbelievable week,” Berrettini said during the trophy ceremony. “If I think about [Boris’] name and my name, it’s crazy. I was dreaming about playing this tournament. I was watching [it] when I was a kid and now I had the chance to lift the trophy, so it’s a dream come true.

“It was definitely a really good week. When you win a tournament, it means that you’re playing good. But I think during the tournament, after every match I was increasing my level. I think today I had to play my best tennis, especially in the important points, to win… I’m really happy with my performance overall.”