Nicolas Mahut earned a new place in the Wimbledon history books as he and Pierre-Hugues Herbert won the men’s doubles title in an all-French final.
The 34-year-old Mahut is best known to many as the player who lost the longest tennis match of all-time, the 11 hours and five minutes clash on Wimbledon’s Court 18 in 2010 that John Isner won after a 70-68 final set.
This time it was a Centre Court victory for Mahut to savour as he and Herbert justified their top seeding by beating unseeded Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-4 7-6 (7/1) 6-3.
Victory secured the winners £350,000 to split between themselves, and a second grand slam title following their victory at the US Open last September.
It also ensured they finished the tournament on good terms, after Mahut knocked Herbert out of the singles event in the third round in the first week.
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