Australian Open 2019: Fifth-seeded Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut claim men's doubles title in Melbourne

  • The French pair are set to become one of an elite group of just eight to claim doubles titles at all four of the major tournaments.

  • They are the second all-French pair to win in Australia after Michael Llodra and Fabrice Santoro, who won back-to-back titles in 2003-04.

Melbourne: Fifth-seeded Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut won their fourth Grand Slam men's doubles title when they were crowned Australian Open champions on Sunday in a tough final 6-4, 7-6 (7/1).

 Australian Open 2019: Fifth-seeded Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut claim mens doubles title in Melbourne

France's Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut celebrate with the trophy after winning the final. Reuters

The French pair overcame Finland's Henri Kontinen and Australia's John Peers, seeded 12, to become one of an elite group of just eight to claim doubles titles at all four of the major tournaments.

"Nicolas, our first tournament together was here in 2015 and we went all the way to the final," said Herbert.

"Now we have won all of the Grand Slams. Thanks for sharing the court with me. It has been fun."

They are the second all-French pair to win in Australia after Michael Llodra and Fabrice Santoro, who won back-to-back titles in 2003-04.

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Updated Date: Jan 27, 2019 16:44:20 IST