Pierre-Hugues Herbert

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Pierre-Hugues Herbert
Pierre-Hugues Herbert (19047575640).jpg
Country (sports)  France
Residence Develier, Switzerland
Born (1991-03-18) 18 March 1991 (age 24)
Schiltigheim, Alsace
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro 2010
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,462,638
Singles
Career record 15–20 (ATP Tour, Grand Slam main draws and Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 92 (31 August 2015)
Current ranking No. 140 (1 February 2016)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2016)
French Open 1R (2014)
Wimbledon 2R (2015)
US Open 1R (2015)
Doubles
Career record 38–28 (ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draws and Davis Cup)
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 8 (28 September 2015)
Current ranking No. 17 (1 February 2016)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (2015)
French Open 3R (2015)
Wimbledon 3R (2015)
US Open W (2015)
Last updated on: 1 February 2016.

Pierre-Hugues Herbert (born 18 March 1991) is a French professional tennis player. He won the doubles title at the 2015 US Open along with Nicolas Mahut. In singles he has reached one ATP career final (at the 2015 Winston-Salem Open), and achieved his career high singles ranking of World No. 92 in August of 2015.

Tennis career[edit]

Juniors[edit]

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.[1] Herbert reached as high as No. 9 in the junior combined world rankings in October 2009.

Junior Grand Slam performance timelines[edit]

Singles[edit]

Tournament 2008 2009
Junior Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A 2R
French Open Q1 1R
Wimbledon A 1R
US Open A SF

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2008 2009
Junior Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A QF
French Open A 1R
Wimbledon A W
US Open A QF

Professional career[edit]

2013[edit]

After beginning the year outside the top 250, Herbert rose steadily up the rankings. He qualified for the 2013 Paris Masters, where he defeated Benoit Paire for the loss of only four games in the first round; his first ever Tour level win of his career. In the second round, he had two set points before losing to Novak Djokovic in straight sets. He ended the year 106 places better off in the rankings.

2014[edit]

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 win at 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[edit]

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 made it to two Grand Slam finals alongside fellow frenchman Nicolas Mahut, first at the Australian Open, where they lost to Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli, and then at the US Open where they won the title against Jamie Murray and John Peers. 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.

Significant finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2015 Australian Open Hard France Nicolas Mahut Italy Simone Bolelli
Italy Fabio Fognini
4–6, 4–6
Winner 2015 US Open Hard France Nicolas Mahut United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Australia John Peers
6–4, 6–4

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (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 (0–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 29 August 2015 Winston-Salem Open, Winston-Salem, United States Hard South Africa Kevin Anderson 4–6, 5–7

Doubles: 6 (3 titles, 3 runners-up)[edit]

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (1–1)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (2–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (2–2)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (1–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 5 October 2014 Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo, Japan Hard Poland Michał Przysiężny Croatia Ivan Dodig
Brazil Marcelo Melo
6–3, 6–7(3–7), [10–5]
Runner-up 1. 31 January 2015 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard France Nicolas Mahut Italy Simone Bolelli
Italy Fabio Fognini
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 13 June 2015 Topshelf Open, Rosmalen, The Netherlands Grass France Nicolas Mahut Croatia Ivo Karlović
Poland Łukasz Kubot
2–6, 6–7(9–11)
Winner 2. 21 June 2015 Aegon Championships, London, United Kingdom Grass France Nicolas Mahut Poland Marcin Matkowski
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–2, 6–2
Winner 3. 12 September 2015 US Open, New York, United States Hard France Nicolas Mahut United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Australia John Peers
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 27 September 2015 Moselle Open, Metz, France Hard (i) France Nicolas Mahut Poland Łukasz Kubot
France Edouard Roger-Vasselin
6-2, 3-6, [7-10]

Singles Challenger titles[edit]

Wins (2)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Challengers (2)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 10 February 2014 Quimper, France Hard (i) France Vincent Millot 7–6(7–5), 6–3
2. 10 November 2014 Mouilleron-le-Captif, France Hard (i) Turkey Marsel Ilhan 6–2, 6–3

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