29-year-old Ross Hutchins announced his retirement from professional tennis following a 16-year career and a battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Hutchins returned to professional competition in January and was later appointed as the Tournament Director of the Aegon Championships at Queen’s Club.
“It is with a heavy heart that today I announce my retirement from professional tennis,” said Hutchins in a prepared statement. “After much deliberation I feel it is the right time for me to stop playing professional sport and pursue new goals as I enter the next phase of my career. I feel strong and healthy and I look forward to moving onto the next chapter of my life.
“I have been incredibly fortunate in my tennis career and I am proud of what I have been able to achieve, a lot of which would not have been possible without the support and encouragement of those close to me. Tennis has enabled me to do something which I love every day, to travel the world and along the way form some incredible friendships.”
Hutchins reached 14 doubles finals with several partners and won 5 titles on the ATP World Tour.
Another doubles player Paul Hanley also announced his retirement from the sport. He had won 26 ATP doubles titles over his 17-year career.