Nicolas Mahut leaves Wimbledon as a winner despite not winning title


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Nicolas Mahut leaves Wimbledon as a winner despite not winning title

France's Nicolas Mahut leaves Wimbledon as a winner despite not winning the men's doubles title with fellow compatriot Edouard Roger-Vasselin. Mahut, 37, was left without a partner for the Grand Slams after his long-time partner Pierre-Hugues Herbert decided to focus on his singles career.

The announcement came as a surprise as Mahut and Herbert had just completed a Career Grand Slam after winning it all at the Australian Open this year. Mahut appeared to have taken Herbert's decision well but then the 28-year-old accepted Andy Murray's offer to play doubles with him at Wimbledon.

Mahut gave his best not to say something bad publicly about Herbert despite being pressed by the media but it was clear that the 37-year-old felt a bit betrayed. Herbert's 2019 Wimbledon campaign featured a first round exit in the men's singles event and a second round showing in the men's doubles event respectively.

On the other side, Mahut still managed to make a deep run at Wimbledon as he and Roger-Vasselin made the final before being edged out by No. 2 seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah 6-7 (5) 7-6 (5) 7-6 (6) 6-7 (5) 6-3.

In the end, Herbert didn't have a memorable campaign at The Championships, while the same can't be said for Mahut -- who got a bit of revenge.