A disappointment and a fear. Pierre-Hugues Herbert forfeited during the match, Saturday in the second round of the doubles at Wimbledon, with Nicolas Mahut. The two men, winners of the tournament together in 2016, thus leave another French pair (Fabrice Martin-Jérémy Chardy) to advance to the next round in London (6-4, ab.). But above all, Herbert risks missing the Tokyo Olympics (July 23-August 8) with his friend.
Injured in a thigh, “P2H” went to take exams in the wake, according to our colleagues from The team, who report the remarks made at a press conference by Mahut on this subject: “Pierre-Hugues [Herbert] has a thigh pain that woke up during her single here (a defeat in 5 sets against Pablo Andujar, Editor’s note) and which, unfortunately, prevented him from playing as he wanted on a second round of the Grand Slam. With in addition a concern, vis-à-vis the Olympics, which are coming. “
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The problem is therefore recurrent for Herbert. “It happened twice before Davis Cup games, once at the US Open, once in Miami. It’s something he knows well, that he had managed to handle during Roland, but there he felt it was less good, thus continues Mahut. We’re too close to the deadline (olympique) to take the risk (…) I imagine it was in his head, very hard, when he made the decision to stop. “
Just before this Wimbledon, Mahut and Herbert triumphed at Queen’s. All of this a few days after being sacred to Roland. The duo represent the main chance for a French medal in tennis, during the Olympic Games this summer in Tokyo. As long as you line up.
Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut.
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