French tennis player Pierre-Hugues Herbert has admitted that having a baby has changed his life but he is happy about his current situation.
Herbert, ranked at No. 93 in the world, reached his maiden Marseille final after beating fellow compatriot Ugo Humbert in the semifinal 6-3 6-2.
“It’s been for sure an exciting time. Having a baby changes your life. I didn’t know that before having one, but for sure it changes your view of life and also you need to adapt,” Herbert said after beating Humbert, per the ATP website. “For me, this week is pretty special because the beginning of the year has been hard. I’ve been away from family [for] five weeks in Australia, again away from family in Rotterdam. I didn’t see them a lot and I’m just so happy to have them right now with me at this tournament.”
Herbert loves being a father
“I was just happy to be woken up, almost. It didn’t go long, it was just to be fed and then go back to sleep so I could recover,” Herbert said. “I’m just so happy to be in this situation where I live those things. It’s life. It’s just amazing.”
Herbert claimed the first break of the match in the eighth game, before serving out for the opener in the following game.
Herbert then started the second set with a break and also broke Humbert in the fifth game to easily book a straight-set win.
Herbert is now looking forward to playing No. 1 seed Daniil Medvedev in the final.
“I’m really happy about my match [against Humbert] and how I managed to come back on court after my win yesterday against Tsitsipas and still play a good match,” Herbert said. “I’m really proud of that and about the final, I play Daniil, third in the world, second [next week]. [He is] a player I’ve played already and a big champion. For sure it’s going to be an interesting final. I’m so happy to be in it and to be able to play such a final.”