November 4, 2009

Cerretani Earns Doubles Win over Federer

SWITZERLAND - Former Brown tennis standout, Jamie Cerretani '04 earned perhaps the biggest victory of his professional career on Tuesday. Ranked as high as #45 in the world in doubles (July 2008), Cerretani and his partner, Aisam Qureshi (Pakistan) claimed a 6-4, 6-3 win over #1 Roger Federer (Switzerland) and Marco Chiudinelli (Switzerland) at the Davidoff Swiss Indoors.

Cerretani and Qureshi battled the Swiss duo in front of a hometown crowd, going up, 3-2, and then breaking to gain a 4-2 lead and go on to win 6-4. The second set was more of the same, as Cerretani and Qureshi took care of their serves after an early break and closed out the set 6-3 for the victory.

Cerretani and Qureshi will face the #1 doubles team in the world, Daniel Nestor (Canada) and Nenad Zimonjic (Serbia) in their next match, scheduled for Thursday.

Cerretani has won two career ATP Titles, including one this year (Johannesburg). Federer (the winner of a record 15 grand slams) is no stranger to the doubles court, winning the Gold Medal at the 2008 Olympics. While at Brown, Cerretani qualified for the NCAA Doubles tournament three times (partnering with Nick Malone, Chris Drake & Adil Shamasdin). He was also part of the team that claimed Brown's first-ever Ivy League Title in 2002.