Nicolas Mahut is the No. 3 doubles player in the world.
But partner Pierre-Hugues Herbert, 28, wants to focus on singles this summer.
So the 37-year-old finds himself looking for a new partner for Rome through Cincinnati.
He thought of old partner Julien Benneteau. But Benneteau officially retired, and couldn’t return before six months in the drug-testing program.
Mahut even put a “help wanted” notice on the players’ website. He said in Monte Carlo applicants were mostly ranked 60-100 – too low to get into Masters 1000 events.
Herbert told L’Équipe the goal still was Olympic gold together in Tokyo.