Pierre-Hugues Herbert (Colombian) and Nicolas Mahut, who were beaten in Rio five years back by the Cabal and Farah Colombians, made the journey to Tokyo with the hope that they would be able to forget the humiliation of 2016. If all goes well in Japan, which shouldn’t be too difficult for them, Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut could make the trip to Tokyo with the hope of winning their first Olympic gold medal.
The draw was however not too friendly to the Frenchmen. In the first round, the Angevin and his faithful Alsatian colleague will thus have to get rid of the British pair made up of Joe Salisbury and… Andy Murray.British veteran and outgoing champion, the British veteran, has set foot upon Japanese soil with envy to spare. He should defend his skin fiercely against our two representatives. They are designated number 2 seeds in the tournament and will be the big favorites for victory with the Croats Nikola Mektic, seeded number 1, and Mate Pavic, seeded number 1..pepsia
Farah and Cabal, who in 2016 played a cruel trick on Herbert and Mahut, will be the main contenders to the gold medal. They will not be joined by Marc Lopez and Rafael Nadal, the defending champions.
Monfils and Chardy find it difficult too
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If this time they manage to cross the first obstacle, the numbers 3 (Mahut) and 6 (Herbert) of the specialty will not have an easy start either in the second round, where the Germans Kevin Krawietz, the one of the best players in the world at the moment in doubles (he is 15th in the world), and Tim Puetz, before a possible quarter-final against the Russians Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev (n ° 6).
Also competing in doubles in Tokyo, Gaël Monfils and Jérémy Chardy, exceptionally associated for these Games, should be immediately fixed too. This Thursday’s draw has been made. This round is reserved for singles specialists Alexander Bublik (and Andrey Golubev) and will be a complex one against them. The two men remain on a final lost in Paris against… Mahut and Herbert.