Doubles world number one Nicolas Mahut didn't back down while describing how disastrous the Olympic Games in Rio had been for him. Frenchman Mahut and his partner Pierre Hugues-Herbert were the number one favourites to land Rio glory ...
unfortunately, they fell short immediately as they lost their first-round encounter to Columbian combination of Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in straight sets 7-6 (4) 6-3. The 34-year-old also gave recognition to French physio Patrick Bordier, who suddenly passed away in Rio during the Olympics event.
'It's true that the Olympic Games were a failure, fiasco, a disaster, call it whatever you want, but first of all I would like to give a thought to Pat and his family, as losing him was a tragedy,' told Mahut to L'EQUIPE.
After winning Wimbledon, three Masters 1000 titles (Indian Wells, Miami, Monte-Carlo), the Aegon Championship in Queens, expectations were certainly high on Mahut and Herbert. Yet, their good form and their usual level of tennis went missing in a bad moment, and Mahut is well aware of that.
Tricolor Mahut confessed that it turned out to be a nigthmare for him as he couldn't wait for the Games to kick off, and added: 'Unfortunately, everything went wrong from the beginning till the end.' Next up for the Frenchman's will be the US Open Tennis Championship, where they will be back as the defending champions.