Pierre-Hugues Herbert

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Pierre-Hugues Herbert
Pierre-Hugues Herbert (19047575640).jpg
Aegon Championships, Queen's Club, June 2015
Country (sports)  France
Residence Develier, Switzerland
Born (1991-03-18) 18 March 1991 (age 27)
Schiltigheim, Alsace, France
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro 2010
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Coach Fabrice Santoro
Benjamin Balleret
Jean-Roch Herbert
Prize money US$5,169,667
Singles
Career record 48–65 (42.48%) (ATP Tour, Grand Slam main draws and Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 51 (15 October 2018)
Current ranking No. 51 (15 October 2018)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2016)
French Open 3R (2018)
Wimbledon 3R (2016)
US Open 2R (2018)
Doubles
Career record 127–59 (68.28%) (ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draws and Davis Cup)
Career titles 13
Highest ranking No. 2 (11 July 2016)
Current ranking No. 22 (20 August 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (2015)
French Open W (2018)
Wimbledon W (2016)
US Open W (2015)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour Finals RR (2015, 2016, 2017)
Olympic Games 1R (2016)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open QF (2016)
Other mixed doubles tournaments
Olympic Games 1R (2016)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (2017)
Last updated on: 20 August 2018.

Pierre-Hugues Herbert (French pronunciation: ​[pjɛʁ yɡ ɛʁbɛʁ];[2] born 18 March 1991) is a French professional tennis player. In doubles, he won the title at the 2015 US Open, the 2016 Wimbledon, and the 2018 French Open as well as several Masters 1000 tournaments 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. 63 on 14 August 2017.

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

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 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.

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 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 Champion[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 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.[4]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 Champion[edit]

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 Champion[edit]

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.

Significant finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 4 (3 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

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

Masters 1000 finals[edit]

Doubles: 7 (6 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2016 Indian Wells Masters Hard France Nicolas Mahut Canada Vasek Pospisil
United States Jack Sock
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 2016 Miami Open Hard France Nicolas Mahut South Africa Raven Klaasen
United States Rajeev Ram
5–7, 6–1, [10–7]
Winner 2016 Monte-Carlo Masters Clay France Nicolas Mahut United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Brazil Bruno Soares
4–6, 6–0, [10–6]
Runner-up 2016 Paris Masters Hard (i) France Nicolas Mahut Finland Henri Kontinen
Australia John Peers
4–6, 6–3, [6–10]
Winner 2017 Italian Open Clay France Nicolas Mahut Croatia Ivan Dodig
Spain Marcel Granollers
4–6, 6–4, [10–3]
Winner 2017 Canadian Open Hard France Nicolas Mahut India Rohan Bopanna
Croatia Ivan Dodig
6–4, 3–6, [10–6]
Winner 2017 Cincinnati Masters Hard France Nicolas Mahut United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Brazil Bruno Soares
7–6(8–6), 6–4

ATP World Tour career finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (2 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 (0–2)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–2)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (0–2)
Indoor (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Aug 2015 Winston-Salem Open, United States 250 Series Hard South Africa Kevin Anderson 4–6, 5–7
Loss 0–2 Sep 2018 Shenzhen Open, China 250 Series Hard Japan Yoshihito Nishioka 5–7, 6–2, 4–6

Doubles: 19 (13 titles, 6 runners-up)[edit]

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

ATP Challenger Tour singles titles[edit]

Wins (4)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Challengers (4)
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 İlhan 6–2, 6–3
3. 14 February 2016 Bergamo, Italy Hard Belarus Egor Gerasimov 6–3, 7–6(7–5)
4. 26 September 2016 Orleans, France Hard (i) Slovakia Norbert Gombos 7–5, 4–6, 6–3

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

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.
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open Absent F 2R QF 2R 0 / 4 10–4 71%
French Open A 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 3R 1R W 1 / 8 10–7 59%
Wimbledon Absent Q1 3R W 2R 2R 1 / 4 10-3 82%
US Open Absent W SF 1R 1 / 3 10–2 83%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 15–3 13–3 4–4 8–2 3 / 19 40–16 72%
ATP World Tour Finals
ATP World Tour Finals Did Not Qualify RR RR RR 0 / 3 2–6 25%
Olympics
Summer Olympics Not Held A Not Held 1R NH 0 / 1 0–1 0%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Absent W 2R 2R 1 / 3 7–2 78%
Miami Absent W 2R A 1 / 2 6–0 100%
Monte-Carlo Absent W SF 2R 1 / 3 5–2 71%
Madrid Absent SF A SF 0 / 2 4–2 67%
Rome Absent W 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 0 / 1 1–0 100%
Paris Absent 1R 1R 2R F QF 0 / 5 4–5 44%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 2–3 19–3 17–4 3–4 6 / 23 41–16 75%
Year-End Ranking 290 135 139 151 63 14 2 13

Wins over top 10 players[edit]

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2017
1. Austria Dominic Thiem No. 8 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard QF 6–4, 7–6(7–3)

References[edit]

  1. ^ ATP Rankings
  2. ^ "The pronunciation by Pierre-Hugues Herbert himself". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  3. ^ Pierre-Hugues Herbert at the Association of Tennis Professionals
  4. ^ "Nicolas Mahut et Pierre-Hugues Herbert s'imposent en finale". L'Équipe. 12 Sep 2015.

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