I had a chance to talk with James Cerretani again this year after his quarterfinal showing at Wimbledon last week. Last year, I met James and his entire family in his Reading home up in the North Shore as he was visiting home for a few days of vacation before getting back out on the brutal schedule of the ATP Tour.
Some highlights from our talk that didn’t make the Boston Herald was his ability to re-enact shots in his mind from that Wimbledon experience. He said that the Grand Slams make you remember shots or sequences a little more than a regular ATP tournament.
Doubles players tend to get better with age, according to Cerretani. At age 30, and already with three ATP tour victories and already the all-time winningest doubles player at Brown University, New England might have an ace in the hole on the professional tennis scene.