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Wimbledon’s Ryan Peniston thanks the cancer fight for the first Grand Slam match victory

WIMBLEDON wildcard Ryan Peniston won his first Grand Slam match in straight sets – and thanked a battle with cancer for helping him excel.

Essex boy Ryan, 26, who was coached by his former train driver father Paul, 66, said chemotherapy treatment for tumors he had as a tot had stunted his growth, forcing him to work harder than he did to play tennis came to achieve his goals.

Wimbledon wildcard Ryan Peniston won his first Grand Slam match in straight sets - and thanked a battle with cancer for helping him assert himself

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Wimbledon wildcard Ryan Peniston won his first Grand Slam match in straight sets – and thanked a battle with cancer for helping him assert himselfCredit: PA

Ryan, who defeated Swiss star Henri Laaksonen, said his cancer was a “blessing in disguise” because it had made him “tougher as a player and as a person”.

He said: “It definitely affected my growth. I was a real late bloomer. I was always about a foot shorter than most of my peers.

“They all grew and got bigger serves and everything. I was struggling just running around and getting the balls.”

Ryan was coached by his father, a former Southend train driver, until 18 months ago.

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Ryan was also cheered on by his mother Penny, 66, brother Sam, 31, cousins ​​Nick, 18, and Nicole, 46, and family friend John, 66.

His mum, who is a nurse, added: “I think it’s important for everyone, whatever your profession, if you have good family support.

“And of course the background I come from, family, is important.”

https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5661135/ryan-peniston-cancer-battle-win/ Wimbledon’s Ryan Peniston thanks the cancer fight for the first Grand Slam match victory

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