Mahut and Herbert were defeated 7-5 4-6 6-3 by Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares.

Jamie Murray involved in epic doubles rally at US Open

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Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert have been involved in perhaps the best rally of the entire US Open in their doubles semi-final against Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares. 

The defending champions exited the tournament at the semi-final stage after a 7-5 4-6 6-3 defeat at the hands of the number four seeds Murray and Soares.

They didn't go out without a fight, however, as the match was fiercely contested and very tight throughout, and contained one unbelievable rally.


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The rally sees both teams surviving and returning with forceful volleys and smash attempts, as well as Brazilian Soares hitting one from between his legs while running backwards, a shot which will have any crowd excited.

Ultimately here though, it led to the end of the point as the team of Mahut and Herbert put the point to bed, going on to the win that second set, but losing the third and bowing out of the competition.

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The rally in total had 17 shots from serve to the finishing slam, and you can watch it in the video below.

The defending champions and number one seeds will be disappointed to have not reached the final and defended their crown, falling short and exiting at the semi-final stage.

This victory gives a chance to see a Murray lift a US Open title as Jamie aims for the top prize at Flushing Meadows.

This comes after Andy Murray's incredible run, that saw him win Wimbledon and Olympic gold, come to an end as he was defeated by Kei Nishikori in a five-set thriller.

Murray and Soares will face the unseeded team of Guillermo Garcia-Lopez and Pablo Carreno Busta in the final.

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