Pierre Stuns First Seeds in Doubles Round 1: Wins in Quarterfinals

On October 3rd at the Rakuten Open, French player Pierre-Hugues Herbert (VCORE Tour GTOUR SUPER 850) made his way into the men’s doubles semifinals. Along with his partner Michal Przysiezny, the two made great progress on their way to the top in the Tokyo tournament. Their first opponents in the tournament were the first-seeded Bob and Mike Bryan, who initially proved to be a challenge for Pierre and his partner. However, in the second set the two managed to make a comeback from a set down, and took the match in the tiebreaker. Pierre and Michal landed seven aces against the No. 1 seeds and won 90% of their first serve points. The final score was 4-6, 6-3, 10-4.



They went on to meet Jamie Murray and John Peers in the quarterfinal where Pierre and Michal played confidently against their opponents. The two won the match with six aces and without a single double fault and a final score was 6-4, 6-2.

Pierre is hitting hard with the VCORE Tour G—weapon of choice for the player with an aggressive game. In fact, the whole VCORE line up is perfect for anyone who demands more power in their game, and offers a variety of racquets specifically engineered to meet a broad range of needs. The newest member to the VCORE family, the VCORE Si is for players who require an extra degree of spin. With YONEX’s Bt HYBRID stringing system, the racquet’s strings are given extra movement, allowing for sharp bite on the ball, resulting in a substantial 7% more spin.

*Photo of Pierre taken at Wimbledon 2014

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