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Lleyton Hewitt takes 12-year-old son Cruz to a tennis event in Melbourne

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

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

The former number one in the world, 39, dressed casually in black sportswear as he went to court with Cruz.

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

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

Cruz put on a yellow T-shirt, black shorts and a cap and seemed to be enjoying quality time with his sportsman dad.

At one point, a loving Lleyton was seen applying sunscreen to Cruz’s face.

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

“Solid week by the little guy!” he captioned the photo, to which the duo smiled from cheek to cheek.

Clothing: Lleyton wore black sportswear, sunglasses and a cap

Clothing: Lleyton wore black sportswear, sunglasses and a cap

Duo: Cruz stayed close to his sportsman dad

Duo: Cruz stayed close to his sportsman dad

On the way to the jobs: Lleyton wore black sportswear, sunglasses and a cap while he went to the track with Cruz

High hopes: Lleyton has previously spoken of his high hopes for Cruz's tennis career, believing he will be playing in the Australian Open by the time he's 14.

High hopes: Lleyton has previously spoken of his high hopes for Cruz's tennis career, believing he will be playing in the Australian Open by the time he's 14.

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

Legacy: He has also said that he hopes his son will go even further than during his great tennis career, which spanned 18 years.

Legacy: He has also said that he hopes his son will go even further than during his great tennis career, which spanned 18 years.

Legacy: He has also said that he hopes his son will go even further than during his great tennis career, which spanned 18 years.

Comment: “Hopefully he will have the opportunity to play in this great event [the Australian Open] if he wants. Hopefully he beats me, ”Lleyton said at the Australian Open, Woman's Day reported

Comment: “Hopefully he will have the opportunity to play in this great event [the Australian Open] if he wants. Hopefully he beats me, ”Lleyton said at the Australian Open, Woman's Day reported

Comment: “Hopefully he will have the opportunity to play in this great event [the Australian Open] if he wants. Hopefully he beats me, ”Lleyton said at the Australian Open, Woman’s Day reported

Lleyton’s photo quickly garnered over 10,000 likes by fans, with comments from the likes of former sportsman Mark Philippoussis, who left a strong 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 of his high hopes for Cruz’s tennis career, believing he will be playing in the Australian Open by the time he is 14.

Love: Lleyton saw sunscreen put on Cruz's face

Love: Lleyton saw sunscreen put on Cruz's face

Famous Family: Lleyton shares Cruz with actress wife Bec Cartwright

Famous Family: Lleyton shares Cruz with actress wife Bec Cartwright

Love: Lleyton, who shares Cruz with actress wife Bec Cartwright, saw sunscreen put on Cruz’s face

Mingling: Lleyton and Cruz were seen mingling on the runways

Mingling: Lleyton and Cruz were seen mingling on the runways

Mingling: Lleyton and Cruz were seen mingling on the runways

Power couple: Lleyton married Bec in 2005

Power couple: Lleyton married Bec in 2005

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

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 the courts

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

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

He has also said he hopes his son will go even further than during his amazing tennis career, which spanned 18 years.

Hopefully he will get the chance to play in this great event [the Australian Open] if he wants. Hopefully he beats me, ”Lleyton said at the Australian Open women’s Day.

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

All smiles: Lleyton and Cruz smiled outside the family car

All smiles: Lleyton and Cruz smiled outside the family car

The Perfect Coach: Cruz seemed to be enjoying quality time with his dad

The Perfect Coach: Cruz seemed to be enjoying quality time with his dad

All smiles: Lleyton and Cruz smiled outside the family car

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

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

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

Top shot: “Solid week by the little guy!” he captioned the photo (pictured), to which the duo smiled from cheek to cheek

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