The pair formed by Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut achieved an epic comeback over Juan Sebastián Cabal and Robert Farah in a tough three-hour battle to get into the Roland Garros doubles final.
After a first set that fell to the side of the Colombians in the tiebreak and a second set in which they had two match points, the French managed to overcome that situation to take the second set also in the tiebreaker.
Everything would be decided in the third, where a break for Herbert and Mahut in the first game and a pronounced downturn of the “Colombian Power”. A single break was enough for them to stay away from their rivals and close to the defining match. It was 6-7 82), 7-6 (2) and 6-4.
Now, the French will meet the Kazakhs Andrey Golubev and Alexander Bublik that defeated the Spanish pair of Pablo Andújar and Pedro Martinez in the first round with partials of 1-6, 6-4 and 6-4.