Tennis – ATP Finals – The O2, London, Britain – November 17, 2019 France’s Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut elevate trophy as they have fun successful their doubles closing match in opposition to South Africa’s Raven Klaasen and New Zealand’s Michael Venus Motion Pictures through Information/Tony O’Brien
LONDON (Information) – French duo Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut cruised to the title on the ATP Finals on Sunday as they beat Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus 6-Three 6-Four on the O2 Enviornment.
In doing so that they grew to become the primary French pair to win the year-ender since 2005 when Michael Llodra and Fabrice Santoro gained the title in Shanghai.
A yr in the past Herbert and Mahut got here inside some extent of successful the title when shedding to Individuals Mike Bryan and Jack Sock.
Having begun the yr by finishing their Grand Slam assortment on the Australian Open the French duo will hope to finish it in triumphant vogue once they play on the Davis Cup Finals subsequent week in Madrid.
As soon as the seventh-seeded French workforce broke for a Three-1 lead they had been at all times in command in opposition to the South African/New Zealand pairing.
Mahut saved a break level at 2-Three within the second set earlier than a Klaasen double fault to reward a break proved decisive.
They claimed the title with out dropping a set and completed the season on an 18-set successful streak having additionally gained the Paris Masters title this month.
“Thanks for sharing the court docket with me, for having a lot pleasing moments and giving me a lot pleasure when I’m with you on the court docket,” mentioned Herbert.
“You performed an unbelievable closing, so thanks for that.”
Reporting by Martyn Herman, modifying by Pritha Sarkar