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Lleyton Hewitt watches while his lookalike prodigy son Cruz, 12, plays a game of tennis

Chip off the old block! Lleyton Hewitt looks cool, calm and collected as he watches his lookalike son Cruz, 12, play a game of tennis in Melbourne

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

And on Sunday, the Australian legend was on hand to cheer on his lookalike prodigy during a practice session at Melbourne Park.

The former world number one, 39, was casually dressed in a grey activewear T-shirt, as he headed to the courts with Cruz.

Chip off the old block! Lleyton Hewitt, 39, (pictured) was spotted watching his lookalike prodigy son, Cruz, 12, play a game of tennis at Melbourne Park on Sunday

Following in his father's footsteps! Cruz donned a blue T-shirt, red shorts and a cap, and looked to be enjoying his time on the court during an intense match

Following in his father’s footsteps! Cruz donned a blue T-shirt, red shorts and a cap, and looked to be enjoying his time on the court during an intense match

Cruz donned a blue T-shirt, red shorts and a cap, and looked to be enjoying his time on the court during an intense match. 

Earlier this month, 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.

Supportive: At one stage, Leyton was seen chatting to another player during the practice game

Supportive: At one stage, Leyton was seen chatting to another player during the practice game

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

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.

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

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

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.

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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