Former Davis Cup duo Murray, Henman to play in charity match to raise money for cancer centre

Last Updated: Fri, Feb 22, 2013 09:50 hrs

Tennis stars Andy Murray and Tim Henman are set to join forces again to play an all-star doubles match to raise money for a cancer charity.

The former Davis Cup duo will be part of a campaign named 'Rally Against Cancer' along with other tennis stars and celebrities, which will be hosted by the Aegon Championships in June to raise money for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, which supports The Royal Marsden cancer centre, the Mirror reports.

The cancer centre has been treating Murray's good friend and tennis player Ross Hutchins, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, a form of cancer, in December 2012, the paper added.

Hutchins, who has started the campaign, said that he wanted to raise money for the Royal Marsden hospital as a form of gratitude to the hospital for his treatment, and added that he approached Lawn Tennis Association's (LTA) tournament director Chris Kermode, who suggested the event at the Championships.

Stating that he wanted to help people in similar situations, Hutchins said that he then approached Murray with the idea who agreed to participate in the charity match, followed by Henman.

According to Murray, he and Henman are gathering support from few celebrities with a fondness for tennis and other tennis stars to get involved in the campaign. (ANI)

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