Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Sergiy Stakhovsky had their first meeting since 2015 on Wednesday in Halle. The match started off as any other match, as Stakhovsky quickly went up 5-1 in the first set but then things took an unexpected turn.
Herbert hit a serve that was called out, and he walked up to the net in disbelief, and was eager to challenge the call. However, Herbert had no challenges remaining and requested Stakhovsky to gift one to him. Shockingly Stakhovsky obliged: the ball grazed the line and was called in. Stakhovsky ended up claiming the first set, but would eventually fall 2-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4.