TREAT Huey is optimistic the elusive Grand Slam will finally be his after reaching as far as the semifinals of Wimbledon men’s doubles with partner Max Mirnyi.
Huey and Mirnyi came close to reaching the finals but lost to Frenchmen Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut, 6-4, 3-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, in the semifinals.
Huey, however, remains optimistic the Grand Slam title could soon come his way based on how his partnership with Mirnyi has been working the past few tournaments.
“It was a good run to the semifinals. Max and I had a good year getting the Australian Open quarterfinals. But getting to the Wimbledon is our best result. It’s something that is very good.”
“Hopefully, in the next few months, we get better and get a shot at the US Open,” said Huey on Monday.
The 30-year-old Huey, currently in town for the Davis Cup tournament this weekend, felt they had their chances in the match against Herbert and Mahut, the world number one men’s doubles team in the rankings.
“We had some chances in the semis. We lost a five-set match. It’s something that we can learn from. We played well. We were up two sets to one. We had a small chance to break serve in the fourth but we didn’t get it. They showed they are the number one team in the world,” said Huey.
Huey felt winning the Wimbledon men’s doubles crown was doable had they reached the final. Herbert and Mahut lost to unseeded Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin for the Grand Slam crown.
“It’s a good match (semifinals) but looking back, I would have love to win the final because I believe we had a chance to winning the final. You’ll never know,” said Huey, now ranked No. 18 in the men's doubles.