Lleyton Hewitt’s mini-me son steals the show at the Australian Open

He may only be seven but that doesn’t mean he can’t hold his own against a professional tennis player. Of
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He may only be seven but that doesn’t mean he can’t hold his own against a professional tennis player. Of course, it helps that the player is also his dad!

Seven-year-old Cruz Hewitt was the star player on the court when he decided to join his dad’s practice session at Melbourne Park yesterday.

Cruz not only looks the part, he is a pretty mean player – his mum Bec shared this Instagram clip of him nailing a backhand just the other day.

Just like Dad! @lleytonhewitt89 #cruz #twohandbackhand #downtheline

A video posted by Bec Hewitt (@bechewitt23) on

The Daily Mail reports that onlookers were delighted to see the super-cool youngster have a hit behind the scenes at the Australian Open. His mum and dad cheered him on as he darted around the court in his Team Australia t-shirt.

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What a dude! And look out, Australia, there’s another Hewitt champ coming up!

The Australian Open will be Lleyton Hewitt’s last professional tournament before retirement. What a fantastic way to celebrate, joined on-court by your lookalike little man, and surrounded by family.

Isn’t he the cutest thing? Is there still a chance for a Hewitt to become number one?

  1. Peta Humphery

    Let the boy have a natural childhood. I so hope his father doesn’t force him into tennis.

  2. Erica Sampson

    what a great tennis player he has been , and still is….I will miss watching his matches and determination to win.

  3. Carolyn Brown

    Cutie , but yes ! I agree it should be his choice what the does not his fathers or his grandparents either .

  4. Heather MacGregor

    Cutie…..probably had his dads drive….kids usually get introduced to their parents sport its just how it goes

  5. Lorraine O

    Lleyton was no. 1 and look forward to seeing another Hewitt champ, better than running around the streets getting into trouble.

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