Cabal / Farah (@2.15) vs Herbert / Mahut (@1.72)
11-11-2019

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Herbert / Mahut will win

Cabal / Farah – Herbert / Mahut Match Prediction | 11-11-2019 13:00

But the mens doubles match spilled over well into the night, forcing the roof to be closed prior to the fifth set and postponing the womens doubles final from Saturday to Sunday. It was supposed to be an afternoon match, and started as such when the womens singles final between Simona Halep and Serena Williamswon by Halep 6-2, 6-2lasted less than an hour.

The Frenchmen claimed six straight points from 0/2, with consistent aggression from both men off the ground and at the net to establish control. Despite dropping the opening two points, it was Herbert and Mahut who dominated the Match Tie-break. Two dominant service points from Herbert brought the eighth seeds to within two points of victory, which they sealed on their first match point as Herbert struck an overhead into the open court.

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11 seeds look to become the third all-French pair to in the Open Era to take the doubles title at The Championships. Mahut/Roger-Vasselin booked their place in the final over Ivan Dodig and Filip Polasek. They had a challenging draw that included a third-round win over seventh seeds and three-time champions Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan, followed by a victory over top seeds Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo. The No.

The reigning Roland Garros champions hit won 83 per cent of first-serve points and saved five of six break points to overcome Cabal and Farah after one hour and 36 minutes. The result confirms a second meeting in three days for Herbert and Mahut against Mike Bryan and Jack Sock in the championship match. The Frenchmen defeated the Wimbledon and US Open champions 6-2, 6-2 on Friday to top Group Knowles/Nestor.

Cabal, Farah win grueling, physical doubles final

That required a five-minute medical timeout during which ice was applied to reduce obvious swelling. Then on back-to-back points in the fifth set, the Frenchman again got nailed and went down to the turffirst in the shoulder and for the third and final time almost somewhere too close to the groin region. Exactly one point later, Roger-Vasselin promptly hit Cabal, albeit not in a bad way. Speaking of spills, Mahut first got drilled just above his left eye midway through the first set.

After falling in straight sets to Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic in their opening match, Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut dropped to 2-7 at the Nitto ATP Finals. But, just five days later, the Frenchmen recorded their third straight win at The O2 to book their place in the championship match, beating Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah 6-3, 5-7, 10-5 on Saturday.

Herbert and Mahut grabbed the only break of the opening set in the fourth game, capitalising on a number of errors from their opponents to earn a 15/40 advantage. Despite Cabal and Farah saving two break points to reach a deuce deciding point, Herbert once again connected on his forehand return, targeting Farah at the net before Mahut went back towards the 31-year-old with a powerful forehand to claim the service break.

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Llodra and Santoro were one of two pairings to be honoured at the Nitto ATP Finals this year, with a round-robin group named in their honour. Herbert and Mahut, who improve to 4-1 in their FedEx ATP Head2Head series against Cabal and Farah, are the first French team to reach the final at the season-ending event since Michael Llodra and Fabrice Santoro lifted the trophy in 2005.