Nice little article by Ross Hutchins:
INSIGHT: Hutchins on his mate Murray who is helping to raise spirits
By ROSS HUTCHINS
Andy and I have been in touch more or less every day since I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
That includes the past fortnight when he’s been playing at the Australian Open. We’ve just been having normal relaxed chats.
We talk about his games, he asks me how I’m doing and we swap whatever funny things have happened to either of us that day. And then there’s our fantasy football teams. He’s way ahead of me.
My treatment is going OK. I feel good. I had my second session of chemo on Thursday and that leaves you with a few headaches and chest pains. But it’s nothing too drastic.
I’m doing all I can to eliminate side-effects so that the drugs can work inside me.
That means healthy eating, sleeping properly and exercise. Seeing him get to the final does help me. Watching such a close friend doing well makes me happy. It puts a big smile on my face and lifts my spirits.
I have watched every one of Andy’s games. I thought he played brilliantly against Roger Federer. It was difficult not winning the fourth set after serving for it but he went up a level in the fifth. It’s what Federer used to do so well. It’s what top players do.
Andy’s proving how good he is in adversity. In the Olympic final, everyone thought Federer would win because he was so desperate to get gold at last. And at the US Open not many people expected Andy to come back from losing the third and fourth sets.
It felt like that again going into the fifth yesterday but he’s once again proved his opponent wrong. He’s showing people what he’s all about.
He looks happier on court since he won the US Open. You can see the self-belief.
I’ll be probably watching on the sofa at home with my girlfriend tomorrow. Let’s hope there’s even more reason to smile.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/tennis/article-2268560/Ross-Hutchins-Andy-Murray-reaching-Australian-Open-final.html