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Wimbledon: Mahut-Herbert win all-French men's double final

July 09, 2016 23:34 IST

France's Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut celebrate winning their men's doubles final against compatriots Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, on Saturday

IMAGE: France's Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut celebrate winning their men's doubles final against compatriots Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, on Saturday. Photograph: Tony O'Brien/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.

They were comfortable winners in the end, winning 6-4, 7-6(1), 6-3, adding the title to the US 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. 

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