Cruz Hewitt, the 11-year-old son of former Global No. 1 tennis big name Lleyton Hewitt, appears to be like set to apply within the footsteps of his father and play skilled tennis. The junior Hewitt has taken section within the Australian under-12 Championships, December Showdown, within the singles & doubles occasions.
Within the singles draw, Hewitt, who certified for the principle draw, defeated any other qualifier Nemanja Savic 6-7(3),7-5, 6-4. In the second one spherical, he took at the most sensible seed within the draw, Gautham Santosh and misplaced 0-6, 0-6. Within the doubles draw, Hewitt and his spouse Michael Smith have been seeded No.
8. They defeated Josh Hinton/ Lucas Martin 6-1, 6-2 within the first spherical and Aiden Lim Shi Feng/ Minh-Duc Nguyen 7-6(4), 2-6, 11-Nine in the second one spherical earlier than taking place to most sensible seeds Heremana Courte/ Gautham Santhosh 1-6, 3-6.
Cruz Hewitt isn’t any stranger to the Australian tennis public. He used to be steadily observed as a kid cheering his father from the stands and later hitting the apply courts with him. He cuts a well-recognized determine at the tennis courts; with a sweatband on his wrist, his cap grew to become backward and his fist-pump method appearing exceptional similarities to his father.
His father, Lleyton used to be the youngest male ever to be ranked No. 1 on this planet in singles on the age of 20 years, Eight months and 26 days. He gained 30 singles titles and three doubles titles, together with the 2001 US Open and 2002 Wimbledon males’s singles titles, the 2000 US Open males’s doubles identify, back-to-back Tennis Masters Cup titles in 2001 and 2002, and the Davis Cup with Australia in 1999 and 2003. Hewitt could also be lately the captain of the Australian Davis Cup group and the Australian group for the ATP Cup.
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