Herbert/Mahut Reach QFs In ’s-Hertogenbosch
The top seeds, who lifted the trophy in Montpellier in February, saved two set points in the first-set tie-break before sealing victory after 86 minutes at the ATP 250 grass-court event.
The Frenchmen will next play Raven Klaasen and Marcelo Melo after the South African-Brazilian team downed Belgians Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen 7-6(13), 6-4. Prior to this week, Klaasen and Melo last teamed in 2015, winning titles in Tokyo and Shanghai.
Mackenzie McDonald and Botic van de Zandschulp overcame Americans Taylor Fritz and Tommy Paul 6-3, 4-6, 10-7. McDonald and van de Zandschulp are teaming for the second time, having reached the semi-finals in Doha in February.
The German-New Zealand tandem won the title in Dubai earlier this season and arrived at the ATP 250 grass-court tournament off the back of a run to the third round at Roland Garros.