Who ever said ‘Kids are leeching, snot-filled scum who can’t be reasoned with?’ Oh was that me? Yikes.
Well, my friends. I have a new outlook on the youths, after this awesome display that unfolded at the French Open on Friday.
French tennis veteran Nicolas Mahut lost in the third round to Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer, 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 3-6, 6-7 (3-7). After the match, the 37-year-old sat on the bench, distraught, just one year after winning a doubles Grand Slam at the French Open.
Then, in an act that will likely be played out in a black-and-white Nike commercial, Mahut’s seven-year-old son rushed the clay court to embrace his broken father.
To add to the special scene, Leonardo Mayer joined the entire crowd at Roland Garros in applauding Mahut and his son as they walked off the court hand-in-hand. There are some reports claiming that Mayer was holding back tears, which I choose to believe.
Nike. Just do it.