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
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$6,249,993
Singles
Career record68–81 (45.6%) (ATP Tour, Grand Slam main draws and Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 36 (11 February 2019)
Current rankingNo. 49 (15 April 2019)[2]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2016, 2019)
French Open3R (2018)
Wimbledon3R (2016)
US Open2R (2018)
Doubles
Career record145–65 (69.0%) (ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draws and Davis Cup)
Career titles15
Highest rankingNo. 2 (11 July 2016)
Current rankingNo. 6 (22 April 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: 27 April 2019.

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.

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.[5] 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.[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 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.

2019: Career Grand Slam[edit]

In January, Hebert 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 finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 5 (4 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)
Win 2019 Australian Open Hard France Nicolas Mahut Finland Henri Kontinen
Australia John Peers
6–4, 7–6(7–1)

Year-End Championships[edit]

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

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

Masters 1000 finals[edit]

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

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2016 Indian Wells Masters Hard France Nicolas Mahut Canada Vasek Pospisil
United States Jack Sock
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Win 2016 Miami Open Hard France Nicolas Mahut South Africa Raven Klaasen
United States Rajeev Ram
5–7, 6–1, [10–7]
Win 2016 Monte-Carlo Masters Clay France Nicolas Mahut United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Brazil Bruno Soares
4–6, 6–0, [10–6]
Loss 2016 Paris Masters Hard (i) France Nicolas Mahut Finland Henri Kontinen
Australia John Peers
4–6, 6–3, [6–10]
Win 2017 Italian Open Clay France Nicolas Mahut Croatia Ivan Dodig
Spain Marcel Granollers
4–6, 6–4, [10–3]
Win 2017 Canadian Open Hard France Nicolas Mahut India Rohan Bopanna
Croatia Ivan Dodig
6–4, 3–6, [10–6]
Win 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: 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 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
Loss 0–3 Feb 2019 Open Sud de France, France 250 Series Hard (i) France 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 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]
Win 13–6 Jun 2018 French Open, France Grand Slam Clay France Nicolas Mahut Austria Oliver Marach
Croatia Mate Pavić
6–2, 7–6(7–4)
Loss 13–7 Nov 2018 ATP Finals, United Kingdom Tour Finals Hard (i) France Nicolas Mahut United States Mike Bryan
United States Jack Sock
7–5, 1–6, [11–13]
Win 14–7 Jan 2019 Qatar Open, Qatar 250 Series Hard Belgium David Goffin Netherlands Robin Haase
Netherlands Matwé Middelkoop
5–7, 6–4, [10–4]
Win 15–7 Jan 2019 Australian Open, Australia Grand Slam Hard France Nicolas Mahut Finland Henri Kontinen
Australia John Peers
6–4, 7–6(7–1)

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

Performance timelines[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.

Singles[edit]

Current through the 2019 Hungarian 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 0 / 4 3-4 43%
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 2-1 0 / 21 13-17 43%
Career statistics
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Career
Tournaments 0 0 0 2 11 6 12 19 21 9 80
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 14-9 0 / 80 68–81 46%
Win %  –   –   –  33% 31% 54% 37% 33% 53% 61% 45.64%
Year-end ranking 498 361 257 151 111 167 78 81 55

Doubles[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.

Current through the 2019 Monte-Carlo Masters.

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 11–2 145–65
Win % 0% 33% 0% 0% 50% 71% 76% 71% 70% 85% 69.05%
Year-End Ranking 290 135 139 151 63 14 2 13 12

Wins over top 10 players[edit]

  • He has a 3–11 (.214) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2017
1. Austria Dominic Thiem No. 8 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard QF 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
2019
2. Austria Dominic Thiem No. 8 Doha, Qatar Hard 1R 6–3, 7–5
3. Japan Kei Nishikori No. 6 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay 2R 7–5, 6–4

References[edit]

  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.
  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.

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