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Cruz Hewitt is just like his dad as he replicates Lleyton Hewitt’s fist pump on the tennis court

Lleyton Hewitt was just another proud dad when he stepped out to watch his son, Cruz Hewitt, play in the Australian Open 2020 Play-off in Melbourne on Tuesday.

The 38-year-old former tennis champ was spotted beaming in the crowd as he witnessed his 10-year-old son competing in the 12-and-under division. 

The up-and-coming tennis star proved to be a chip off the old block, replicating his dad’s signature fist pump during the match.

Signature move: Lleyton became well-known for holding his hand in a beak-like gesture in front of his face and shouting, 'C'mon!' during triumphant moments in his tennis matches. Pictured playing at the Australian Open in Melbourne in January 2016

Like father, like son: Cruz Hewitt (left) recreated his dad Lleyton Hewitt’s signature fist pump while competing in the Australian Open 2020 Play-off in Melbourne on Tuesday. Pictured right, Lleyton playing at the Australian Open in Melbourne in January 2016    

Lleyton became well-known for holding his hand in a beak-like gesture in front of his face and shouting ‘C’mon!’ during triumphant moments in his tennis matches.

But he was more than happy to play the part of the punter during his son’s match, looking relaxed as he watched on. 

Standing with a group of other parents, Lleyton chatted and laughed with them as they took in the tournament.

Proud dad: The 38-year-old former tennis champ was spotted beaming in the crowd as he watched his 10-year-old son competing in the 12-and-under division

Proud dad: The 38-year-old former tennis champ was spotted beaming in the crowd as he watched his 10-year-old son competing in the 12-and-under division

Runs in the family: A talented tennis player in his own right, Cruz skillfully swung his racquet, a look of concentration etched on his face

Runs in the family: A talented tennis player in his own right, Cruz skillfully swung his racquet, a look of concentration etched on his face

A talented tennis player in his own right, Cruz skillfully swung his racquet, a look of concentration etched on his face.

Looking more and more like his dad, Cruz stepped onto the court in a pair of black shorts, which he teamed with a fluro orange T-shirt.

He donned a blue and orange baseball cap, and wore a sweatband around one of his wrists.

One to watch: A promising tennis player, Cruz's Instagram is littered with photos of himself training and playing in tournaments

One to watch: A promising tennis player, Cruz’s Instagram is littered with photos of himself training and playing in tournaments

Another face in the crowd: Standing with a group of other parents, Lleyton chatted and laughed with them as they took in the tournament

Another face in the crowd: Standing with a group of other parents, Lleyton chatted and laughed with them as they took in the tournament

Meanwhile, Lleyton watched on intently from the sidelines, stepping out in a printed white T-shirt.

The former world number one tennis champ also donned a faded black baseball cap and black sunglasses.

A promising tennis player, Cruz’s Instagram is littered with photos of himself training and playing in tournaments.

Keeping a close watch: Lleyton watched on intently from the sidelines, stepping out in a printed white T-shirt

Keeping a close watch: Lleyton watched on intently from the sidelines, stepping out in a printed white T-shirt

Twinning: Looking more and more like his dad, Cruz stepped onto the tennis court in a pair of black shorts, which he teamed with a fluro orange T-shirt

Twinning: Looking more and more like his dad, Cruz stepped onto the tennis court in a pair of black shorts, which he teamed with a fluro orange T-shirt

‘The journey begins!’ he excitedly captioned a photo on Tuesday ahead of his match.  

The Australian Open 2020 Play-off gives emerging players the chance to earn a wildcard position in the first Grand Slam of the Australian Open 2020 in January.  

‘The AO Play-off is a great opportunity for our players who don’t have direct entry into the Australian Open to compete and earn their place in the main draw,’  Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley told Tennis Australia last week. 

Play ball: 'The journey begins!' Cruz excitedly wrote on Instagram on Tuesday ahead of his match

Play ball: ‘The journey begins!’ Cruz excitedly wrote on Instagram on Tuesday ahead of his match

Rising star: Lleyton has previously spoken about his high hopes for Cruz's tennis career, believing he'll be playing in the Australian Open by the time he's 14

Rising star: Lleyton has previously spoken about his high hopes for Cruz’s tennis career, believing he’ll be playing in the Australian Open by the time he’s 14

Lleyton has previously spoken about his high hopes for Cruz’s tennis career, believing he’ll be playing in the Australian Open by the time he’s 14.   

He’s also said he hopes his son goes even further than he did during his stellar tennis career, which spanned 18 years.

‘Hopefully he gets a chance to play in this great event [the Australian Open] if he wants to. Hopefully he beats me,’ Lleyton said during the Australian Open in January, as reported by Woman’s Day.  

'Hopefully he gets a chance to play in this great event [the Australian Open] if he wants to. Hopefully he beats me,' Lleyton has said of his son

‘Hopefully he gets a chance to play in this great event [the Australian Open] if he wants to. Hopefully he beats me,’ Lleyton has said of his son

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