Ross Hutchins, Andy Murray's Best Friend, In Remission From Cancer

Ross Hutchins has announced he is in remission from cancer.

The Great Britain Davis Cup player was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in December and underwent six months of chemotherapy at the Royal Marsden Hospital.

Hutchins' last session was a month ago and he revealed the good news on Twitter this afternoon.

The 28-year-old wrote: "Was a big day today,met my Oncologist and I am now in remission :) So grateful to fantastic Professor Cunningham and his team @royalmarsden."

Hutchins' close friend Andy Murray hinted at the good news to come with a tweet earlier today that read: "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"

Hutchins' doubles partner Colin Fleming, meanwhile, said he was "playing with a smile" as he prepared for his opening match at the ATP World Tour tournament in Atlanta.

Fleming has teamed up with last year's Wimbledon doubles champion Jonny Marray while Hutchins has been fighting the illness but today's news opens the way for the pair to resume their partnership.

Hutchins and Murray at Queen's

Hutchins has set his sights on a return to tennis at the start of next season, although he has not been away from the sport entirely.

As well as doing media work, the Londoner organised last month's Rally Against Cancer to raise money for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

The event, which saw Murray face his coach Ivan Lendl in an exhibition doubles match before playing tennis with celebrities, took place on the final day of the AEGON Championships at Queen's Club.

Hutchins underwent six months of chemotherapy

Murray donated his prize money of more than £70,000 to the cause after winning the title for a third time while the event's Just Giving page, which remains open, has raised almost £180,000.