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Ross Hutchins' cancer in remission

ESPN staff
July 22, 2013 « Live County Championship coverage | Chartbeat test »
Ross Hutchins was diagnosed with lymphoma in December 2012 © PA Photos
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British Davis Cup star Ross Hutchins has announced that his cancer is in remission.

The doubles specialist, who is close friends with world No. 2 Andy Murray, was diagnosed with lymphoma in December 2012 and immediately started treatment at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London.

The 28-year-old stepped away from the ATP Tour but vowed to return to the court, and was joined by Murray, the Scot's coach Ivan Lendl, Tim Henman and Tomas Berdych for the Rally Against Cancer charity match at the Queen's Club in June.

Now, eight months on from his diagnosis, Hutchins has completed his treatment - and received the most welcome news.

"Was a big day today, met my oncologist and I am now in remission :)" Hutchins tweeted. "So grateful to fantastic Professor Cunningham and his team.

"Thank you to everyone for your constant, incredible support, I couldn't be where I am today if it wasn't for all of you, I really mean that!"

Wimbledon champion Murray was quick to add his congratulations via Twitter as he begins his preparations for the defence of his US Open crown.

"Just got some of the best news I've heard in a long long time... Great start to the day! Back training properly today on hard courts."

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