ATP Finals: Pierre-Hugues Herbert, Nicolas Mahut through to the final

Herbert and Mahut make a third final at the ATP Finals.

by Dzevad Mesic
ATP Finals: Pierre-Hugues Herbert, Nicolas Mahut through to the final

France's Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Niolas Mahut have made their third ATP Finals title after beating Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos 6-3 6-4. Herbert and Mahut made a great start to the match, having broken Granollers and Zeballos in the second game.

Herbert and Mahut missed out on two set points in the eighth game of the match but routiinely served out for the first set in the following game. After winning the first set, Herbert and Mahut pressured Granollers and Zeballos early on in the second set.

Granollers and Zeballos faced pressure early on in the second but saved two break points in the first game and two more break points in the third game. However, Herbert and Mahut kept pressuring Granollers and Zeballos and they claimed the first break of the setin the seventh game.

Herbert and Mahut converted their first match point in the 10th game to book a straight-set win.

Herbert and Mahut to Face Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury

Ram and Salisbury claimed a surprise win in the first semifinal of the day as they beat Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic 4-6 7-6 (3) 10-4.

Mektic and Pavic earned the first break of the match in the third game and saved a break point in the following game to take an early 3-1 lead. No more break points were seen in the rest of the set as Mektic and Pavic realized their first set point in the 10th game.

As not a single break point was seen in the second set, the set had to be resolved in a tie-break. The two teams were tied at 3-3 in the tie-break before Ram and Salisbury won four points in a row to win the tie-break and force a decider.

Mektic and Pavic won the first point of the match tie-break but then lost the following six points as Ram and Salisbury took a comfortable 6-1 lead. There was no coming back from a 6-1 deficit as Ram and Salisbury converted their third match point to complete a comeback win.

Ram and Salisbury got their revenge over Mektic and Pavic as they lost to the Croatian duo in the Wimbledon final. Herbert and Mahut, who captured their lone ATP Finals title in 2019, will be aiming to prevent Ram and Salisbury from winning their maiden ATP Finals title.

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