On Sunday afternoon at STADE IGA, Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut of France won their second consecutive Masters 1000 championship when they claimed the Rogers Cup title.
Seeded fifth, the duo defeated sixth seeds Rohan Bopanna of India and Ivan Dodig of Croatia in three sets (6-4, 3-6, 10-6) in a super tiebreaker.
Before hoisting the trophy in Rome in May, Herbert and Mahut took top honours at the Masters 1000 events in Indian Wells, Miami and Monte Carlo in 2016 and at the 2015 US Open and 2016 Wimbledon.
The championship is Mahut’s 19th career title and Herbert’s 10th.
After the first set went their way, the Frenchmen committed their only double fault of the match in the second set and were broken by Bopanna-Dodig. But Mahut and Herbert then took a 4-0 lead in the super tiebreaker and were unstoppable.
The two teams had never faced each other before today. On their way to the final, Herbert and Mahut ousted Lucas Pouille and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Bob and Mike Bryan and Olivier Marash and Mate Pavic.
Bopanna and Dodig had to overcome Karen Khachanov and Dominic Thiem, Gaël Monfils and Benoît Paire and Raven Klaasen and Rajeev Ram.