Maytin Reveals Cancer Diagnosis
Three months ago, Roberto Maytin lifted up an ATP Challenger Tour doubles title in California. The 30-year-old Venezuelan is now focussed on his health after revealing he was diagnosed with testicular cancer.
Maytin made the announcement in an Instagram post on 21 November. His family also set up a GoFundMe page to help cover his medical expenses. Maytin said he will undergo chemotherapy treatments and vowed to return to professional tennis.
“After four long days in the hospital, coming to this with the intention of routine checkups, doctors detected a testicular cancer named Germ Cell Tumor (non-seminoma),” Maytin wrote. “They intervened yesterday… Now I feel stable and I only wait for the chemotherapy sessions that will be done to me to end this 100%. For now, I will be in another fight with the support of my family and friends, and with God always by my side, returning to my routine very soon!”
Maytin is currently No. 136 in the ATP Doubles Rankings. He’s won 14 ATP Challenger Tour doubles titles, including four this season, and reached an ATP Tour doubles final at 2017 Los Cabos (w/Galdos).