It’s rare that we ever cry in the MH office, but this nearly brought us to tears.
After bowing out in the third round of the French Open, Frenchman Nicholas Mahut was involved in arguably the moment of the match as his son Natanel ran onto the court to comfort him.
The 252nd ranked 37-year-old went down in four sets to Leonardo Mayer in his home tournament, but his heartache was quickly wiped away as his boy hurried across the court to console him.
The Roland Garros crowd cheered on while his Argentinian opponent cried tears of happiness.
“I was really emotional to see him on the court,” Mahut told reporters after the match, reports tennisworldusa.
“He comes on a win but also when I lose. I have the comfort of my young boy. A lot of emotions. The tiredness of the match. My body was aching everywhere today. I finally, that match was over, and finally, he comes to comfort me.
“Normally he’s the one who is crying, and I’m comforting him and today was the contrary. Very moving, indeed,” he continued.
The crowd were incredible. Coming out of the court from a Roland court hasn’t happened so often to me in my career, and it’s something I will remember forever.
“I tried to contain my tears, and to come out of the court holding my head high. I didn’t see that. That’s good if he was emotional, too. I’m happy about that.
“I don’t know if it was my last match in Roland, but if it were the case, I finished Roland Garros in a beautiful way.'”