His appointment is undoubtedly far, far from his current concerns.

Qualified for the doubles final at Roland Garros with his friend Pierre-Hugues Herbert, Nicolas Mahut will face the Kazakh pair Andrey Golubev and Alexander Bublik this Saturday around 4 p.m.

A tournament that he has already won in 2018. On the eve of this key match which could (a little) save the face of French tennis (and thank you juniors), the great Nicolas Mahut has formalized his future role as sports director of the Rennes Open.

Postponed in September, the tournament was until now supervised by the Breton tennis player Marc Gicquel. The latter will be offered "another role" in the event. To give new impetus to their tournament, the organizers preferred to call on the native of Angers, in order to concoct a higher level. The tournament has also been postponed and will be played in the Grande Salle du Liberté from September 13 to 19. A good window for the Open Blot Rennes, which will be held just after the US Open and could recover some eliminated. The tournament will also see its finals and semi-finals be broadcast on Beinsport. Last year, the tournament invited celebrities to play, in order to boost its attractiveness.

Besides his talent in doubles, Nicolas Mahut is also known to be the record holder for the longest match in his rally against John Isner in 2010 at Wimbledon.

A meeting which took place over three days and lasted eleven hours and 5 minutes, ending in a defeat of the French by the score of 4-6, 6-3, 7-67, 63-7, 68-70.

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