ATP Doubles: Pierre-Hugues Herbert, Nicolas Mahut win third Queen’s title

France’s Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut have won it all at the Queen’s Club.

Herbert and Mahut, seeded at No. 4, beat Reilly Opelka and John Peers in the final 6-4 7-5 to lift their third Queen’s title. 

Herbert and Mahut claimed one break in the first set and then held on to their serve to win the opener. 

Herbert and Mahut failed to serve out for the match in the 10th game of the second set but broke Opelka and Peers in the 11th game and then served out for the match in the 12th game.

In the Queen’s singles final, Matteo Berrettini beat Cameron Norrie to lift his maiden Queen’s title.

“[It was an] unbelievable week,” Berrettini said during the trophy ceremony. “If I think about [Boris’] name and my name, it’s crazy. I was dreaming about playing this tournament. I was watching [it] when I was a kid and now I had the chance to lift the trophy, so it’s a dream come true.”

Herbert and Mahut win back-to-back titles 

Prior to Queen’s, Herbert and Mahut made it all the way at the French Open. 

After a great ending to the clay season, Herbert and Mahut made a great start to the grass season. 

Elsewhere in Halle, third-seeded Kevin Krawietz and Horia Tecau finished their great week with a title. 

Krawietz and Tecau beat Felix Auger-Aliassime and Hubert Hurkacz 7-6 (4) 6-4 to lift their first team title of the season. 

Krawietz and Tecau had the first break points of the match but Auger-Aliassime and Hurkacz saved two break points in the fifth game. 

Auger-Aliassime and Hurkacz then failed to convert a break point in the eighth game but also saved two more break points in the ninth game. 

As no breaks were seen in the first set — the set went into a tie-break — in which the two teams were tied at 4-4 before Krawietz and Tecau won three points in a row to win a tight opener. 

Auger-Aliassime and Hurkacz saved three break points in the eighth game of the second set but couldn’t do the same in the 10th game as Krawietz and Tecau broke to seal the win. 

“I love coming here, it is a relaxing week,” Tecau said. “They are very good quality grass courts, everything feels good and friendly for the players. I also played some good tennis here, and after winning the title with Kevin, I like it even more. It is great to get a title at one of your favourite tournaments.”

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