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US Open 2015: France's Nicolas Mahut, Herbert win doubles

New York (AP): Nicolas Mahut, best known for losing the longest match in tennis history, can now be known for being a Grand Slam champion.The eighth-seeded French pair of Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert teamed up
India TV News Desk September 12, 2015 23:58 IST
India TV News Desk

New York (AP): Nicolas Mahut, best known for losing the longest match in tennis history, can now be known for being a Grand Slam champion.

The eighth-seeded French pair of Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert teamed up Saturday to win the U.S. Open men's doubles championship, beating 12th-seeded Jamie Murray of Britain and John Peers of Australia 6-4, 6-4.

It is the first major title for Mahut or Herbert.

Mahut lost to John Isner 70-68 in the fifth set of a first-round match at Wimbledon in 2010 that lasted 11 hours, 5 minutes, spread over three days.

Murray is the older brother of Andy Murray, who won singles titles at the U.S. Open in 2012 and Wimbledon in 2013.