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French Tennis Player Nicolas Mahut Comforted by Son after Loss

Thursday, June 6, 2019 • Tamil Comments

After losing against Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer in the third round of the French Open, Nicolas Mahut was heartbroken. This may mark the end of his clay court Grand Slams, which explains his devastation. Who better to comfort the 37-year-old than his 7-year-old son? Mahut’s son rushed from the audience to give his father a tight hug as if to say it’s okay, it’s going to be alright. The touching moment was appreciated by the crowd who gave the two a standing ovation. Another person was really taken in by the scene. It was none other than Mahut’s opponent Mayer, who began to get teary-eyed and emotional himself, also joining in with the audience’s applause.

The video has gone viral and Twitter is flooded with posts about the incident with people appreciating both the players. One user said Mahut had “won at fatherhood.” Another appreciated Mayer’s “human reaction.” A third individual commented: “This is what sports is all about.” With all the aggression that is displayed in sports sometimes, this is a nice and welcome change.

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