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Mahut and Herbert win all-French men's double final
July 9, 2016 / 5:56 PM / a year ago

Mahut and Herbert win all-French men's double final

LONDON (Reuters) - Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hughes Herbert won the Wimbledon men’s doubles title after a straight sets win over fellow French duo Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin on Saturday.

Britain Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England - 9/7/16 France's Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut celebrate winning their mens doubles final against France's Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin with the trophies REUTERS/Tony O'Brien

They were comfortable winners in the end, winning 6-4 7-6(1) 6-3, adding the title to the U.S. Open doubles crown they also won together last year.

Mahut is forever associated with the longest match in tennis history, at Wimbledon in 2010 when he lost an 11-hour marathon to American John Isner.

He also finished runner-up at the 2015 Australian Open in his first tournament in tandem with Herbert.

Reporting by Martyn Herman, editing by Pritha Sarkar

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