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The man who knows Murray

Published 0826 GMT (1626 HKT) June 20, 2013
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Andy Murray dedicated his win at January's Brisbane International to his longtime friend Ross Hutchins, who was diagnosed with cancer in the weeks leading up to the tournament. Matt Roberts/Getty Images
Hutchins was treated for Hodgkin's lymphoma at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London. Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Hutchins took to the court during the Rally Against Cancer charity match at June's AEGON Championships at Queen's Club. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
Hutchins and Murray both appeared at the Rally Against Cancer, where the Scot donated his $115,000 tournament winner's prize to charity. CNN
The pair played Davis Cup tennis for Great Britain in the doubles after progressing through the junior circuit together. Clive Rose/Getty Images
Hutchins is a doubles specialist but Murray has risen to No. 2 in the singles rankings. After losing out at Wimbledon to Roger Federer, he gained revenge by winning gold at the 2012 London Olympics. LEON NEAL/AFP/GettyImages/file
Murray then became the first British man to win a grand slam title since Fred Perry in 1936 after winning last September's U.S. Open following a titanic tussle with Novak Djokovic. Getty Images
Murray's maiden grand slam triumph came after he squandered a two-set lead before edging out Djokovic in a tense decider.