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French duo Herbert, Mahut complete career Grand Slam in Australia

herbert mahut tennis remportent l'Open d'Australie, 27 janvier 2019
herbert mahut tennis remportent l'Open d'Australie, 27 janvier 2019 Reuters/ADNAN ABIDI

France's Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut have won their maiden Australian Open, beating Finn Henri Kontinen and local by John Peers to secure their doubles career Grand Slam.

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Fifth seeds Herbert and Mahut got the opening at 4-4 in the first set, breaking Kontinen's serve, before Herbert held to go one up.

Games went with serve in the second set to set up a tiebreak, where the French again took the upper hand over the 2017 Australian Open champions.

They wrapped up the match 6-4 7-6(1) in one hour and 38 minutes at the Rod Laver Arena to add to their US Open, Wimbledon and French Open titles.

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