Lleyton Hewitt takes son Cruz, 12, to a tennis event in Melbourne 

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Lleyton Hewitt's 12-year-old son Cruz looks to be following in his footsteps.On Wednesday, the pair were spotted heading to a tennis event in Paken

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Lleyton Hewitt’s 12-year-old son Cruz looks to be following in his footsteps.

On Wednesday, the pair were spotted heading to a tennis event in Pakenham, Melbourne. 

The former world number one, 39, dressed casually in black activewear, as he headed to the courts with Cruz. 

Following in his father's footsteps! Lleyton Hewitt, 39, took his son Cruz, 12, to a tennis event in Pakenham, Melbourne on Wednesday (pictured)

Following in his father’s footsteps! Lleyton Hewitt, 39, took his son Cruz, 12, to a tennis event in Pakenham, Melbourne on Wednesday (pictured) 

Cruz donned a yellow T-shirt, black shorts and a cap, and looked to be enjoying quality time with his sportsman father.

At one stage, a doting Lleyton was seen applying sunscreen to Cruz’s face. 

On Monday, the retired tennis champion shared a photo to Instagram with Cruz after the youngster took home a trophy for his efforts on the court.

‘Solid week by the little fella!’ he captioned the photo, which saw the duo smiling from cheek-to-cheek. 

Attire: Lleyton wore black activewear, sunglasses and a cap

Duo: Cruz kept close to his sportsman father

Heading to the courts: Lleyton donned black activewear, sunglasses and a cap, as he headed to the courts with Cruz

High hopes: 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

High hopes: 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 

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

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

Comments: '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, as reported by Woman's Day

Comments: ‘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, as reported by Woman’s Day 

Lleyton’s photo quickly accumulated more than 10,000 likes by fans, boasting comments from the likes of former sportsman Mark Philippoussis, who left a strong-arm emoji on the post. 

Meanwhile, other fans left words of support for the talented young man, with some even predicting greatness for the ‘Next Gen!’   

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.

Doting: Lleyton was seen applying sunscreen to Cruz's face

Famous family: Lleyton shares Cruz with actress wife Bec Cartwright

Doting: Lleyton, who shares Cruz with actress wife Bec Cartwright, was seen applying sunscreen to Cruz’s face

Mingling: Lleyton and Cruz were seen mingling on the courts

Mingling: Lleyton and Cruz were seen mingling on the courts

Power couple: Lleyton wed Bec in 2005

Proud parents: Lleyton also shares daughters Mia, 14, and Ava, 10 with wife Bec

Famous family: Along with Cruz, Lleyton and wife Bec Hewitt also share daughters Mia, 14, and Ava, 10 

Fighting fit: The retired sportsman looked in great shape as he walked around the courts

Fighting fit: The retired sportsman looked in great shape as he walked around the courts 

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, as reported by Woman’s Day. 

Lleyton married former Home and Away star Bec Cartwright in 2005, and along with Cruz, they share daughters Mia, 14, and Ava, 10.   

All smiles: Lleyton and Cruz shared a laugh outside of the family car

The perfect coach: Cruz looked to be enjoying quality time with his father

All smiles: Lleyton and Cruz shared a laugh outside of the family car 

Memories: On Monday, the retired tennis champion shared a photo to Instagram with Cruz after the youngster took home a trophy for his efforts on the court

Memories: On Monday, the retired tennis champion shared a photo to Instagram with Cruz after the youngster took home a trophy for his efforts on the court 

Top shot: 'Solid week by the little fella!' he captioned the photo (pictured), which saw the duo smiling from cheek-to-cheek

Top shot: ‘Solid week by the little fella!’ he captioned the photo (pictured), which saw the duo smiling from cheek-to-cheek 

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