Wimbledon’s Ross Hutchins will make his debut appearance in Statoil Masters ATP Champions Tour Tennis event in West Kensington in December.

The 29-year-old former British Davis Cup player, who retired from the sport in September, teams up with 2007 Wimbledon mixed doubles champion Jamie Murray in the doubles event.

Hutchins was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2012 and missed the entire 2013 season.

This year saw him reach the BMW Open doubles final with regular partner Colin Fleming in Munich in April.

And days before hanging up his racquet he reached the semi-finals of US Open mixed doubles event with Taiwan’s Chan Yung-jan.

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Hutchins, a former pupil at King's College School in Wimbledon, and an avid Fulham fan, said he cannot wait to play at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall event.

He said: “I’ve watched this tournament for many years on television, and a couple of times in person, but to be able to play in it is a real thrill.

“The spectators that come to watch love tennis just as much as we do and I can’t wait for the event to begin.”

Other players joining Hutchins in the tatoil Masters includes Battersea’s 1997 US Open finalist Greg Rusedski, Balham’s TV tennis commentator Andrew Castle, Tim Henman, three-time Wimbledon runner-up Andy Roddick, Mark Philippoussis, 1987 Wimbledon winner Pat Cash and USA’s legendary seven-time grand slam champion John McEnroe.

Tickets are available by calling the Royal Albert Hall box office on 020 7070 4404 or online.