|Posted on June 16, 2013 at 6:05 PM|
The event will raise money for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, which supports The Royal Marsden - the world-leading cancer centre treating ATP player Ross Hutchins, who was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma last December.
Tomas Berdych, Ivan Lendl, Tim Henman and Andy Murray ahead of the Rally Against Cancer charity match on day seven of the AEGON Championships at Queens Club on June 16, 2013 in London, England.
Ivan Lendl and Tomas Berdych share a joke as they sit court side during the Rally Against Cancer charity doubles match. They lost 4-6, 4-6 to Andy Murray and Tim Henman.
Ross Hutchins and Andy Murray during exhibtion match
REMINDER - January 2013
One of the brightest and well-liked personalities in doubles will take time away from tennis to confront a different battle: cancer.
Ross Hutchins has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. The 27 year old went 36-24 this past season, partnering countryman Colin Fleming to two ATP World Tour doubles titles in Delray Beach and Eastbourne. They also reached the semi-finals at the Shanghai Rolex Masters and were the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals alternates.
“Over the Christmas period I was diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma,” Hutchins said in a statement to the LTA. “This came as a shock but I am ready to move forward with the necessary treatment. I have the best medical support at Royal Marsden and very close family and friends supporting me. I look forward to getting over this hurdle and getting back to the ATP [World] Tour and full steam ahead with my tennis career.”