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Pierre-Hugues Herbert (French pronunciation: ​[pjɛʁ yɡ ɛʁbɛʁ];[4] born 18 March 1991) is a French professional tennis player. In doubles, he has completed the Career Grand Slam, following titles at the 2015 US Open, the 2016 Wimbledon Championships, the 2018 French Open and the 2019 Australian Open partnering Nicolas Mahut. The pair have also claimed six Masters 1000 titles. In singles, he has reached three ATP career finals, losing all three, and achieved his career high singles ranking of World No. 36 on 11 February 2019.

Pierre-Hugues Herbert
Pierre-Hugues Herbert (19047575640).jpg
Aegon Championships, Queen's Club, June 2015
Country (sports) France
ResidenceDevelier, Switzerland
Born (1991-03-18) 18 March 1991 (age 28)[1]
Schiltigheim, Alsace, France
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro2010
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachFabrice Santoro
Benjamin Balleret
Jean-Roch Herbert
Prize moneyUS$6,572,983
Singles
Career record75–87 (46.3%) (ATP Tour, Grand Slam main draws and Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 36 (11 February 2019)
Current rankingNo. 38 (15 July 2019)[2]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2016, 2019)
French Open3R (2018)
Wimbledon3R (2016)
US Open2R (2018)
Doubles
Career record146–67 (68.5%) (ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draws and Davis Cup)
Career titles15
Highest rankingNo. 2 (11 July 2016)
Current rankingNo. 21 (24 June 2019)[3]
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (2019)
French OpenW (2018)
WimbledonW (2016)
US OpenW (2015)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsF (2018)
Olympic Games1R (2016)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French OpenSF (2016)
Other mixed doubles tournaments
Olympic Games1R (2016)
Team competitions
Davis CupW (2017)
Last updated on: 1 July 2019.

Tennis careerEdit

JuniorsEdit

Herbert won the Wimbledon boys' doubles title with partner Kevin Krawietz in 2009, beating French duo of Julien Obry and Adrien Puget in the final. He also reached the 2009 US Open boys' singles semifinals, where he lost to eventual champion Bernard Tomic of Australia.[5] Herbert reached as high as No. 9 in the junior singles world rankings in October 2009.

Professional careerEdit

2013Edit

After beginning the year outside the top 250, Herbert rose steadily up the rankings. He qualified for the 2013 Paris Masters, where he defeated Benoît Paire for the loss of only four games in the first round of the main draw - his first ever ATP Tour main draw win. In the second round, he had two set points before losing to Novak Djokovic in straight sets. He ended the year with an ATP singles ranking of 151, compared with 257 12 months earlier.

2014Edit

Herbert made his Grand Slam main draw debut in 2014, first receiving a wildcard into the French Open, where he faced American number 10 seed John Isner in his opening match, losing in three tight sets. He then made it through three rounds of qualifying, beating Borna Ćorić, Daniel Kosakowski and Miloslav Mečíř, Jr. to make the main draw at Wimbledon for the first time. In the first round he faced Jack Sock, however lost in four sets despite taking the first set in a tiebreaker. Herbert got his fifth career main draw win at the ATP Tour level at the Swiss Indoors in Basel, beating Édouard Roger-Vasselin in a tight three-setter to set up a clash with 14-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal, his first meeting with a Major champion and former world number 1.

2015: US Open Men's Doubles ChampionEdit

 
Pierre-Hugues Herbert 2015 Winston-Salem Open

Herbert again battled through three rounds of qualifying, beating Hans Podlipnik Castillo, Facundo Argüello and Íñigo Cervantes (the latter over five sets) to make the main draw of Wimbledon. In the first round he beat Hyeon Chung in a three-hour, five-set match, clinching the final set 10–8, claiming his first win in the main draw of a grand slam. In the second round, he lost in straight sets to Bernard Tomic, the player who had beaten him in the semi-finals of Junior US Open in 2009.

In doubles, Herbert reached two Grand Slam finals alongside fellow Frenchman Nicolas Mahut. At the Australian Open, they lost the final to Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli. At the US Open, they won the final against Jamie Murray and John Peers, becoming the first all-French pair to win the men's doubles title at the US Open. Their US Open victory marked the sixth time that an all-French pair had won a Grand Slam men's doubles title in the Open Era.[6] On the 22nd of June, Herbert broke into the top 20 in doubles for the first time, reaching a career high of No. 20 in the world.

2016: Wimbledon Gentlemen's Doubles ChampionEdit

Herbert and Nicolas Mahut won three ATP World Tour Masters 1000 doubles titles in a row in the first half of 2016, in Indian Wells, Miami, and Monte Carlo. At the French Open, he and Mahut, seeded no.1, lost in the third round to Feliciano López and Marc López. At the 2016 Wimbledon Championships, Herbert and Mahut beat Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin in the final to win the tournament.

2017: Davis Cup ChampionEdit

At the 2017 Rotterdam Open, Herbert defeated world no. 8 Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals for his first singles win over a Top 10-ranked player. He lost his semifinal to David Goffin.

In the Davis Cup final against Belgium, Herbert and Richard Gasquet won the doubles match to help France win the Davis cup.

2018: French Open Doubles ChampionEdit

At the 2018 French Open, Hebert and doubles partner Mahut won the French Open, defeating Oliver Marach and Mate Pavić in the final, 6-2, 7-6(7-4). This was their third Grand Slam title together.

2019: Career Grand SlamEdit

At the Australian Open in January, Herbert and doubles partner Mahut earned the Career Grand Slam in men's doubles after defeating Henri Kontinen and John Peers in the final, 6–4, 7–6(7–1).[7]

Significant finalsEdit

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles: 5 (4 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2015 Australian Open Hard   Nicolas Mahut   Simone Bolelli
  Fabio Fognini
4–6, 4–6
Win 2015 US Open Hard   Nicolas Mahut   Jamie Murray
  John Peers
6–4, 6–4
Win 2016 Wimbledon Grass   Nicolas Mahut   Julien Benneteau
  Édouard Roger-Vasselin
6–4, 7–6(7–1), 6–3
Win 2018 French Open Clay   Nicolas Mahut   Oliver Marach
  Mate Pavić
6–2, 7–6(7–4)
Win 2019 Australian Open Hard   Nicolas Mahut   Henri Kontinen
  John Peers
6–4, 7–6(7–1)

Year-End ChampionshipsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2018 ATP Finals, London Hard (i)   Nicolas Mahut   Mike Bryan
  Jack Sock
7–5, 1–6, [11–13]

Masters 1000 finalsEdit

Doubles: 7 (6 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2016 Indian Wells Masters Hard   Nicolas Mahut   Vasek Pospisil
  Jack Sock
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Win 2016 Miami Open Hard   Nicolas Mahut   Raven Klaasen
  Rajeev Ram
5–7, 6–1, [10–7]
Win 2016 Monte-Carlo Masters Clay   Nicolas Mahut   Jamie Murray
  Bruno Soares
4–6, 6–0, [10–6]
Loss 2016 Paris Masters Hard (i)   Nicolas Mahut   Henri Kontinen
  John Peers
4–6, 6–3, [6–10]
Win 2017 Italian Open Clay   Nicolas Mahut   Ivan Dodig
  Marcel Granollers
4–6, 6–4, [10–3]
Win 2017 Canadian Open Hard   Nicolas Mahut   Rohan Bopanna
  Ivan Dodig
6–4, 3–6, [10–6]
Win 2017 Cincinnati Masters Hard   Nicolas Mahut   Jamie Murray
  Bruno Soares
7–6(8–6), 6–4

ATP World Tour career finalsEdit

Singles: 3 (3 runners-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–3)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–3)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (0–2)
Indoor (0–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Aug 2015 Winston-Salem Open, United States 250 Series Hard   Kevin Anderson 4–6, 5–7
Loss 0–2 Sep 2018 Shenzhen Open, China 250 Series Hard   Yoshihito Nishioka 5–7, 6–2, 4–6
Loss 0–3 Feb 2019 Open Sud de France, France 250 Series Hard (i)   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 4–6, 2–6

Doubles: 22 (15 titles, 7 runners-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (4–1)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–1)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (6–1)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (4–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1–4)
Titles by surface
Hard (9–6)
Clay (3–0)
Grass (3–1)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (13–3)
Indoor (1–4)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Oct 2014 Japan Open, Japan 500 Series Hard   Michał Przysiężny   Ivan Dodig
  Marcelo Melo
6–3, 6–7(3–7), [10–5]
Loss 1–1 Jan 2015 Australian Open, Australia Grand Slam Hard   Nicolas Mahut   Simone Bolelli
  Fabio Fognini
4–6, 4–6
Loss 1–2 Jun 2015 Rosmalen Grass Court Championships, Netherlands 250 Series Grass   Nicolas Mahut   Ivo Karlović
  Łukasz Kubot
2–6, 6–7(9–11)
Win 2–2 Jun 2015 Queen's Club Championships, United Kingdom 500 Series Grass   Nicolas Mahut   Marcin Matkowski
  Nenad Zimonjić
6–2, 6–2
Win 3–2 Sep 2015 US Open, United States Grand Slam Hard   Nicolas Mahut   Jamie Murray
  John Peers
6–4, 6–4
Loss 3–3 Sep 2015 Moselle Open, France 250 Series Hard (i)   Nicolas Mahut   Łukasz Kubot
  Édouard Roger-Vasselin
6–2, 3–6, [7–10]
Win 4–3 Mar 2016 Indian Wells Masters, United States Masters 1000 Hard   Nicolas Mahut   Vasek Pospisil
  Jack Sock
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Win 5–3 Apr 2016 Miami Open, United States Masters 1000 Hard   Nicolas Mahut   Raven Klaasen
  Rajeev Ram
5–7, 6–1, [10–7]
Win 6–3 Apr 2016 Monte-Carlo Masters, Monaco Masters 1000 Clay   Nicolas Mahut   Jamie Murray
  Bruno Soares
4–6, 6–0, [10–6]
Win 7–3 Jun 2016 Queen's Club Championships, United Kingdom (2) 500 Series Grass   Nicolas Mahut   Chris Guccione
  André Sá
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Win 8–3 Jul 2016 Wimbledon Championships, United Kingdom Grand Slam Grass   Nicolas Mahut   Julien Benneteau
  Édouard Roger-Vasselin
6–4, 7–6(7–1), 6–3
Loss 8–4 Oct 2016 European Open, Belgium 250 Series Hard (i)   Nicolas Mahut   Daniel Nestor
  Édouard Roger-Vasselin
4–6, 4–6
Loss 8–5 Nov 2016 Paris Masters, France Masters 1000 Hard (i)   Nicolas Mahut   Henri Kontinen
  John Peers
4–6, 6–3, [6–10]
Win 9–5 May 2017 Italian Open, Italy Masters 1000 Clay   Nicolas Mahut   Ivan Dodig
  Marcel Granollers
4–6, 6–4, [10–3]
Win 10–5 Aug 2017 Canadian Open, Canada Masters 1000 Hard   Nicolas Mahut   Rohan Bopanna
  Ivan Dodig
6–4, 3–6, [10–6]
Win 11–5 Aug 2017 Cincinnati Masters, United States Masters 1000 Hard   Nicolas Mahut   Jamie Murray
  Bruno Soares
7–6(8–6), 6–4
Loss 11–6 Jan 2018 Maharashtra Open, India 250 Series Hard   Gilles Simon   Robin Haase
  Matwé Middelkoop
6–7(5–7), 6–7(5–7)
Win 12–6 Feb 2018 Rotterdam Open, Netherlands 500 Series Hard (i)   Nicolas Mahut   Oliver Marach
  Mate Pavić
2–6, 6–2, [10–7]
Win 13–6 Jun 2018 French Open, France Grand Slam Clay   Nicolas Mahut   Oliver Marach
  Mate Pavić
6–2, 7–6(7–4)
Loss 13–7 Nov 2018 ATP Finals, United Kingdom Tour Finals Hard (i)   Nicolas Mahut   Mike Bryan
  Jack Sock
7–5, 1–6, [11–13]
Win 14–7 Jan 2019 Qatar Open, Qatar 250 Series Hard   David Goffin   Robin Haase
  Matwé Middelkoop
5–7, 6–4, [10–4]
Win 15–7 Jan 2019 Australian Open, Australia Grand Slam Hard   Nicolas Mahut   Henri Kontinen
  John Peers
6–4, 7–6(7–1)

ATP Challenger Tour singles titlesEdit

Wins (4)Edit

Legend (Singles)
Challengers (4)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 10 February 2014 Quimper, France Hard (i)   Vincent Millot 7–6(7–5), 6–3
2. 10 November 2014 Mouilleron-le-Captif, France Hard (i)   Marsel İlhan 6–2, 6–3
3. 14 February 2016 Bergamo, Italy Hard   Egor Gerasimov 6–3, 7–6(7–5)
4. 26 September 2016 Orleans, France Hard (i)   Norbert Gombos 7–5, 4–6, 6–3

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

SinglesEdit

Current through the 2019 Halle Open.

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A Q2 Q3 Q1 3R 1R 1R 3R 0 / 4 4-4 50%
French Open A Q1 Q2 Q2 1R Q2 1R 2R 3R 2R 0 / 5 4–5 44%
Wimbledon A A A Q1 1R 2R 3R 2R 2R 0 / 5 5–5 50%
US Open A A Q2 Q2 Q1 1R 1R 1R 2R 0 / 4 1-4 20%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0-2 1-2 4-4 2-4 4-4 3-2 0 / 22 14-18 44%
Career statistics
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Career
Tournaments 0 0 0 2 11 6 12 19 21 14 85
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 3
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0-0 0-0 1-2 5-11 7-6 7-12 10-20 24-21 20-14 0 / 85 74–86 46%
Win %  –   –   –  33% 31% 54% 37% 33% 53% 59% 46.25%
Year-end ranking 498 361 257 151 111 167 78 81 55

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open Absent F 2R QF 2R W 1 / 5 16–4 80%
French Open A 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 3R 1R W A 1 / 8 10–7 59%
Wimbledon Absent Q1 3R W 2R 2R 1 / 4 10–3 77%
US Open Absent W SF 1R 3R 1 / 4 12–3 80%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 15–3 13–3 4–4 10–3 6–0 4 / 21 48–17 74%
ATP World Tour Finals
ATP Finals Did Not Qualify RR RR RR F 0 / 4 3–6 33%
Olympics
Summer Olympics Not Held A Not Held 1R Not Held 0 / 1 0–1 0%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Absent W 2R 2R 2R 1 / 4 8–3 73%
Miami Absent W 2R A A 1 / 2 6–0 100%
Monte-Carlo Absent W SF 2R 1R 1 / 4 5–3 63%
Madrid Absent SF A SF A 0 / 2 4–2 67%
Rome Absent W A A 1 / 1 4–0 100%
Montreal / Toronto Absent 2R A W 2R 1 / 3 4–2 80%
Cincinnati Absent 2R QF W A 1 / 3 6–2 75%
Shanghai Absent QF A A A 0 / 1 1–0 100%
Paris Absent 1R 1R 2R F QF QF 0 / 6 5–6 45%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 2–3 19–3 17–4 4–5 1–2 6 / 26 43–18 70%
Career statistics
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L Win %
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 1 2 / 5 5 / 7 3 / 3 2 / 4 2 / 2 15 / 22
Overall Win 0–1 1–2 0–3 0–3 5–5 30–12 41–13 29–12 28–12 12–4 146–67
Win % 0% 33% 0% 0% 50% 71% 76% 71% 70% 75% 68.54%
Year-End Ranking 290 135 139 151 63 14 2 13 12

Wins over top 10 playersEdit

  • He has a 3–12 (.200) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.
Season 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Total
Wins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2017
1.   Dominic Thiem No. 8 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard QF 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
2019
2.   Dominic Thiem No. 8 Doha, Qatar Hard 1R 6–3, 7–5
3.   Kei Nishikori No. 6 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay 2R 7–5, 6–4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pierre-Hugues Herbert". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  2. ^ ATP Rankings
  3. ^ ATP Rankings
  4. ^ "The pronunciation by Pierre-Hugues Herbert himself". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 22 October 2017. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ Pierre-Hugues Herbert at the Association of Tennis Professionals
  6. ^ "Nicolas Mahut et Pierre-Hugues Herbert s'imposent en finale". L'Équipe. 12 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Mahut/Herbert Complete Career Grand Slam With Australian Open Title". atpworldtour.com. ATP. 27 January 2019. Retrieved 10 February 2019.

External linksEdit