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Lleyton Hewitt’s 11-year-old son Cruz sweetly imitates his dad at the Australian Open 

Like father, like son! Lleyton Hewitt’s 11-year-old tennis prodigy boy Cruz sweetly imitates his dad’s famous ‘C’mon!’ fist pump as pair watch John Millman win at the Australian Open

His father Lleyton Hewitt became the youngest qualifier for the Australian Open in 1997 when he was just 15. 

And his 11-year-old son Cruz shares the exact same passion for tennis as he does, as the elated duo were seen cheering on Aussie star John Millman at the Australian Open on Tuesday.

The pair appeared in high spirits at the annual tournament, with retired champion Lleyton seen punching the air in excitement – a move which was sweetly imitated by his young son.

A family affair! Lleyton Hewitt (centre) headed to watch the tennis alongside his 11-year-old tennis prodigy son Cruz (right), who was seen sweetly imitating his dad’s cheers at the Australian Open

The beaming pair couldn’t hide their joy as John smashed through to the next round, wearing matching black caps and casual T-shirts as they basked in the Melbourne sunshine.

Lleyton, 38, is married to former Home And Away actress Bec Hewitt, 36, whom he shares son Cruz and daughters Mia Rebecca, 14, and Ava Sydney, nine.

Cruz, who has over 10K followers on Instagram, has made no secret of the fact he’s a budding tennis player, regularly updating fans with videos of his progress online. 

Pure joy! The beaming pair appeared elated as John smashed through to the next round, wearing matching black caps and casual T-shirts as they basked in the summer sunshine

Pure joy! The beaming pair appeared elated as John smashed through to the next round, wearing matching black caps and casual T-shirts as they basked in the summer sunshine

Following in the footsteps: Cruz, who has over 10K followers on Instagram, has made no secret of the fact he's a budding tennis player, and regularly updates fans on his journey online

Following in the footsteps: Cruz, who has over 10K followers on Instagram, has made no secret of the fact he’s a budding tennis player, and regularly updates fans on his journey online

Last week, Lleyton appeared on the Today show to speak about his son, where he opened up about the youngster’s involvement in Australia junior tournaments. 

Cruz has been seen on the court with his dad since he was just a toddler, and now as a pre-teen is competing in junior matches. 

Host Karl Stefanovic asked Lleyton: ‘Your young fella is playing good tennis at the moment, too. When will we see him [Cruz] on the circuit?’ 

'I'm being a tennis parent as well': While Lleyton is the Australian captain for the ATP Cup, he also spoke fondly of sitting on the sidelines watching his young son compete

‘I’m being a tennis parent as well’: While Lleyton is the Australian captain for the ATP Cup, he also spoke fondly of sitting on the sidelines watching his young son compete

‘I don’t know, he’s playing a lot of the Tennis Australia junior tournaments at the moment,’ the proud father said.

He added: ‘I’ve sort of done the full circle now, and I’m back to being a tennis parent as well.

‘It’s a lot easier for me being out there playing, but even sitting on the sideline watching Cruz in a junior tournament to watching Alex [Alex de Minaur] and Nick [Nick Kyrgios] at the ATP Cup… I thoroughly enjoy it.’  

Family life: Lleyton is married to former Home And Away actress Bec Hewitt (right) whom he shares son Cruz and daughters Mia Rebecca, 14, and Ava Sydney, nine

Family life: Lleyton is married to former Home And Away actress Bec Hewitt (right) whom he shares son Cruz and daughters Mia Rebecca, 14, and Ava Sydney, nine

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