Andy Murray fought back tears as he dedicated his Brisbane International victory to former doubles partner Ross Hutchins.

Hutchins, 27, was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma over Christmas and an emotional Murray namechecked his friend during his victory speech.

“I’d like to dedicate this victory to one of my best friends. He’s back home watching – you’re going to get through it,” the Scot said after he beat Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 6-4.


Ross Hutchins
I am doing well, very positive with excellent medical support,friends and family around me. Looking forward to being back on the court soon!

Doubles specialist Hutchins and playing partner Colin Fleming make up the world’s 13th best men’s doubles pairing.

He is the son of former Davis Cup captain Paul Hutchins and competed at the London 2012 Olympics, watching on as Murray defeated Roger Federer in the singles to claim gold.

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  • Brisbane International - Day 8

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 06: Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates winning his final match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria on day eight of the Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 6, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

  • Andy Murray

    Andy Murray of Britain celebrates after winning the men's final match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 7-6, 6-4 during the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard).

  • Brisbane International - Day 8

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 06: Andy Murray of Great Britain holds the winners trophy aloft after his final match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria on day eight of the Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 6, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

  • Andy Murray

    Andy Murray of Britain holds the winner's trophy after winning the men's final match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 7-6, 6-4 during the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Jan 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard).

  • Andy Murray

    Andy Murray of Britain reacts in the men's final match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria during the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. Murray kicked off 2013 with a successful defense of his Brisbane International title, holding off the up-and-coming Dimitrov 7-6 (0), 6-4 in Sunday's final. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard).

  • Andy Murray

    Andy Murray of Britain plays a shot in the men's final match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria during the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. Murray kicked off 2013 with a successful defense of his Brisbane International title, holding off the up-and-coming Dimitrov 7-6 (0), 6-4 in Sunday's final. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard).

  • Andy Murray

    Andy Murray of Britain plays a shot in the men's final match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria during the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. Murray kicked off 2013 with a successful defense of his Brisbane International title, holding off the up-and-coming Dimitrov 7-6 (0), 6-4 in Sunday's final. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard).

  • Andy Murray

    Andy Murray of Britain plays a shot in the men's final match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria during the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. Murray kicked off 2013 with a successful defense of his Brisbane International title, holding off the up-and-coming Dimitrov 7-6 (0), 6-4 in Sunday's final. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard).

  • Andy Murray

    Andy Murray of Britain celebrates after winning the men's final match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 7-6, 6-4 during the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard).

  • Brisbane International - Day 8

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 06: Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates winning his final match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria on day eight of the Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 6, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

  • Brisbane International - Day 8

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 06: Andy Murray of Great Britain plays a forehand during his final match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria on day eight of the Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 6, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

  • Brisbane International - Day 8

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 06: Andy Murray of Great Britain plays a backhand during his final match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria on day eight of the Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 6, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

  • Brisbane International - Day 8

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 06: Andy Murray of Great Britain plays a backhand during his final match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria on day eight of the Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 6, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

  • Brisbane International - Day 8

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 06: Andy Murray of Great Britain plays a forehand during his final match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria on day eight of the Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 6, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

  • Brisbane International - Day 8

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 06: Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts during his final match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria on day eight of the Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 6, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

  • Brisbane International - Day 8

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 06: Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts after winning his final match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria on day eight of the Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 6, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

  • Brisbane International - Day 8

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 06: Andy Murray of Great Britain plays a backhand during his final match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria on day eight of the Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 6, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

  • Brisbane International - Day 8

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 06: Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts after winning his final match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria on day eight of the Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 6, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

  • Brisbane International - Day 8

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 06: Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates winning his final match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria on day eight of the Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 6, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Hodgkins Lymphoma attacks the lymph nodes in the neck, armpit or groin and can be treated with chemotherapy.

Murray has been seeded third for this month's Australian Open, which begins next week.