Lleyton Hewitt discusses the rise of his 11-year-old tennis prodigy son Cruz

'He's playing a lot of the Tennis Australia junior tournaments': Lleyton Hewitt discusses the rise of his 11-year-old tennis prodigy son Cruz

By Candice Jackson For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 23:34 GMT, 14 January 2020 | Updated: 01:15 GMT, 15 January 2020

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Lleyton Hewitt, 38, became the youngest qualifier for the Australian Open in 1997, just one month shy of his 16th birthday. 

And it appears the retired Australian tennis player's 11-year-old tennis prodigy son, Cruz Lleyton, is following in his famous father's footsteps. 

Appearing on Nine's Today show on Wednesday, Lleyton spoke about his son involvement in the Tennis Australia junior tournaments.    

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'He's playing a lot of the Tennis Australia junior tournaments': Lleyton Hewitt (left) discusses the rise of his 11-year-old tennis prodigy son Cruz (right)

'He's playing a lot of the Tennis Australia junior tournaments': Lleyton Hewitt (left) discusses the rise of his 11-year-old tennis prodigy son Cruz (right)

Lleyton 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.

Budding tennis star 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 tennis matches.

Lleyton was on Today to discuss his Australian captaincy of the ATP Cup and the upcoming Bushfire Appeal fundraising event, Rally For Relief. 

Budding tennis star! Cruz has been seen on the court with his famous father since he was just a toddler, and now as a pre-teen is competing in junior tennis matches

Budding tennis star! Cruz has been seen on the court with his famous father since he was just a toddler, and now as a

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