By Philip James
Michael Llodra/Nicolas Mahutdef Dominic Inglot/Treat Huey 6-3, 6-4
Britain’s last representative in the French Open main draw, Dominic Inglot, exited stage left today as he and Treat Huey lost in round three of the men’s doubles.
London-born Inglot and his regular partner Huey, from the Philippines, lost to Michael Llodra and Nicolas Mahut 6-3, 6-4.
It was a comprehensive display from the two veteran French players who are both traditionally singles specialists but who now play excellent doubles.
Llodra and Mahut are ranked 46th and 70th respectively in doubles while Llodra is still 55th in the singles rankings as well.
Mahut is best known on our shores for participating in the longest match ever recorded against John Isner at Wimbledon 2010.
The home favourites were strong on serve throughout, and took advantage of the second serves of their opponents, breaking twice in the first set to Huey and Inglot’s once.
Huey and Inglot could make no inroads into the French pair’s serve in the second set and a single break was enough to take the second set and with it the match in 57 minutes.
Inglot is at a career high ranking of 37th in the world but having reached the same stage at Roland Garros last year will remain on the same points.
However he may move up a place or two as those above him either did not participate or went out in the first round.