British tennis player, Ross Hutchins, has announced his retirement from professional tennis. The 29-year-old London-resident won 5 ATP doubles title in his career, besides winning the silver medal at 2010 Commonwealth Games (partnering Ken Skupski).
"It is with a heavy heart that today I announce my retirement from Professional Tennis. After much deliberation I feel it is the right time for me to stop playing professional sport and pursue new goals as I enter the next phase of my career," Hutchins was quoted as saying by Lawn Tennis Association's (LTA) official website.
"I feel strong and healthy and I look forward to moving onto the next chapter of my life. I have been incredibly fortunate in my tennis career and I am proud of what I have been able to achieve, a lot of which would not have been possible without the support and encouragement of those close to me.
"Tennis has enabled me to do something which I love every day, to travel the world and along the way form some incredible friendships.