Wimbledon dream comes true for Codicote teenager
ANDY Murray may not have booked his place at the Wimbledon final just yet, but one Codicote teenager has! Sports-mad James Doherty who had his Wimbledon dreams shattered by a devastating heart condition is set to appear at the world s most famous tennis
ANDY Murray may not have booked his place at the Wimbledon final just yet, but one Codicote teenager has!
Sports-mad James Doherty who had his Wimbledon dreams shattered by a devastating heart condition is set to appear at the world's most famous tennis tournament on Sunday.
The youngster from High Street will fulfil his life long ambition by appearing on Centre Court, but not as a tennis player as he once dreamt but as a coin tosser for the Men's Singles Final.
The 14-year-old, who suffered a cardiac arrest in October, has been diagnosed with Long QT Syndrome.
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Just 10 months ago the Monk's Walk School pupil was a Junior County Champion - tipped as one of the UK's future 'stars' of the game.
All his dreams of playing competitive sport were smashed after the cardiac arrest while training at Hazelwood Tennis Academy.
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James, who has been fitted with a defibrillator and will represent the national charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) at Wimbledon, said: "I've always dreamt of being a professional tennis player and playing at Wimbledon would have been the ultimate.
"That's obviously not going to happen now but an experience like this is the next best thing and a dream come true.