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Hutchins loses in Rotterdam

British doubles expert Ross Hutchins suffered a first-round loss with a new partner at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam.

Hutchins teamed up with Dutch 28-year-old Jesse Huta Galung but the experienced French pair of Michael Llodra and Nicolas Mahut had their measure and posted a 7-6 (7/1) 6-3 victory.

It was a first tour event for Hutchins since making his return to grand slam tennis at the Australian Open in January. The 28-year-old missed the whole of last season after being diagnosed with the cancer Hodgkin's lymphoma in December 2012 but has been in remission since July.