Pierre-Hugues Herbert, Nicolas Mahut voted as Fans' Favorite doubles team



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Pierre-Hugues Herbert, Nicolas Mahut voted as Fans' Favorite doubles team

Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas were "very touched" after being voted as the Fans' Favourite doubles team in the 2021 ATP awards. Herbert and Mahut had another strong season, winning it all at the French Open, Queen's Club and ATP Finals.

“Just want to thank all of you who voted for us,” said Mahut, per the ATP website. “Winning on the court is a personal accomplishment, but receiving the Fans’ Favourite Award is a different kind of pride.

Pierre-Hugues and I are very touched and hope to share some great moments next year together and with you. Thanks again and see you next year”. Herbert added: “It’s the first time we've won this award.

We had an amazing year and we’re so happy and so proud about it. We hope to be back next year, enjoying on the court and on the ATP Tour”.

Herbert, Mahut won't play together at the Australian Open

Herbert became the first player to skip the Australian Open due to the vaccine mandate.

"Personally, I am not vaccinated and the trip to Australia was not an option for me,” Herbert said, in comments published in French media outlet L’Alsace. “I do what I can. But because of my singles ranking, it may have been a bad thing (to go to Australia) for a good start."

Herbert hasn't closed the door on getting the vaccine in the future but for now he is sticking to his personal beliefs. “For my part, it is a personal choice not to be vaccinated,” Herbert said. “I don’t know how long it will last.

I don’t know if it’s feasible today to be a tennis player without being vaccinated. “There is not only Australia. Today, there are the United States, Austria ... it is a rather complex topic." Mahut came to the defence of Herbert, insisting he should not be criticized.