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Ross Hutchins delighted to be back at Wimbledon after beating cancer

Ross Hutchins is back at Wimbledon as a player. But for the last 18 months his main opponent has been off the court, a battle with cancer.

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I look at the illness like a tennis match. "When you get tested by a different experience in life you have to approach it in the same way as a game of tennis. It means a lot to me to be back here at Wimbledon.

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Hutchins was 27 and at the peak of his career when he was diagnosed with Hodkin Lymphoma, cancer of the blood. Alway by his side, his best friend Andy Murray.

Andy was instrumental. He is my closest friend so it's what you'd expect. He was there for me the whole way. And he was pleased for me when I got given the all-clear, as I was for him when be became Wimbledon champion.

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After winning Queens last year Murray donated his prize money to the The Royal Marsden, the hospital that treated his friend. They pair also organised a charity match raising £350,000.

Hutchins says he's determined to win tomorrow, but knows he's already won the most important battle in his life.