Tennis – ATP – Masters (double): Herbert and Mahut in the final


Posted on November 16, 2019 at 9:14 pm


Winners in two sets of Lukas Kubot and Marcelo Melo, Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut have qualified for the final of the Masters London doubles.

After their victory in the final at Bercy, Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut offered the opportunity to add a title to their common prize list. They have already won at least once each of the four Grand Slam tournaments, it's a Masters final they will play this Sunday against Michael Venus and Raven Klaasen. The French, seeded number 7 of this last tournament of the season on the ATP circuit, started strong this semifinal with the break of entry but without being able to hold it against the Pole and the Brazilian, which immediately took advantage of a short moment of deconcentration of the Tricolores. They got back on the right track and, in the sixth game, again took the serve of their opponents to, after saving a dice ball, wrap up the first run on a shutout (6-3 in 35 minutes).

Mahut and Herbert had to whip to win

As at the beginning of the match, it was by a break that Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut started the second run. But here too, the advantage has not held more than one game and the French have even found back to the wall. After missing an opportunity to make the break again, they gave up their lead but, faced with this pair number 2 seed sometimes friable service, they were able to pick up immediately. The two teams then held their service games and it was in the decisive game that this set was played. From the first point, the French have taken the service of their rivals to keep the hand to the score to the end, sealing the fate of the match on their second match point (6-3, 7-6 in 1h35 '). For the title, they will find Michael Venus and Raven Klaasen, who have released No. 1 seed Robert Farah and Juan Sebastian Cabal (6-7, 7-6, 10-6).

November 10-17, 2019 at the O2 Arena in London

Saturday, November 16th
Raven Klaasen / Michael Venus (AFS-NZL) beat Juan Sebastian Cabal – Robert Farah (COL-COL): 6-7 (5), 7-6 (10), 10-6
Pierre-Hugues Herbert – Nicolas Mahut (FRA-FRA) beat Lukasz Kubot / Marcelo Melo (POL-BRE): 6-3, 7-6 (4)

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