Pierre-Hugues Herbert is into the final at Winston-Salem, after taking out Aljaz Bedene (who had just beaten Gilles Simon in three), Pablo Carreño-Busta, and American Stevie Johnson. We couldn’t help feeling like that had something to do with this powerful shirtless practice the young Frenchman had with Nicolas Mahut in Cincy the week before.
After all, this year Nicolas Mahut got a Wildcard into Wimbledon, and in the weeks leading up to it won a second singles title in Den Bosch and a doubles title in Queens. Herbert is similarly celebrating his US Open WC by getting to a hard court final beforehand. So let’s hope that all of that combined sexiness on the steamy courts in Cincy had some sort of winning osmosis effect.
Just go with us on this one. And enjoy the swoon-worthy pictures of pretty Frenchmen. After painstakingly collecting and editing these gorgeous photos, Val will be…in her bunk.
Don’t forget to click and/or expand the pics for more juicy detail.
P.S. At one point, Nico did shoot Val a look as if to say, “Why is your camera pointed over there at Herbert??” We’re sorry, Nico, he’s just so delish. And you can see that we took some very nice photos of you as well. 😉