Andy Murray's best friend Ross Hutchins has announced that his cancer is in remission.

Hutchins was diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma in December 2012.

However, the 28-year-old, whose regular doubles partner is Scot Colin Fleming, has now been told that he his cancer is in remission.

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He tweeted: "Was a big day today, met my oncologist and I am now in remission. So grateful to fantastic Professor Cunningham and his team @royalmarsden.

"Thank you to everyone for your constant, incredible support, I couldn't be where I am today if it wasn't for all of you, I really mean that!"

After news of Hutchins' remission broke, Murray tweeted: "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."

An emotional Murray, who recently became the first British man to win Wimbledon in 77 years, dedicated his first tournament win of the year in Brisbane to Hutchins.

The pair have been close friends for a number of years and have played as doubles partners on several occasions.