Lleyton Hewitt's tennis prodigy son Cruz, 13, wins his first title

Lleyton Hewitt’s tennis prodigy son Cruz, 13, wins his first international title in Fiji with the help of Rebel Wilson’s ex Matt Reid

Cruz Hewitt, the son of Australian tennis great Lleyton Hewitt, has triumphed in his first major tournament.

The 13-year-old prodigy beat top seed Christian Care in the Tennis International Federation juniors competition in Fiji.

He announced his win on Instagram on Friday, and thanked his famous dad and coach Matt Reid.

Cruz Hewitt (centre), the son of Australian tennis great Lleyton Hewitt (left), has triumphed in his first major tournament in Fiji. (Right: Cruz’s coach Matt Reid)

The curly-haired teen posed for a photo on the court with Lleyton and Matt, who happens to be the ex-boyfriend of Rebel Wilson.

‘Super stoked to get my first ITF title in Fiji,’ he wrote.

Cruz wore a colourful T-shirt and shorts as he stood alongside his two mentors.

The 13-year-old prodigy (pictured in December 2021) beat top seed Christian Care in the Tennis International Federation juniors competition in Fiji 

Cruz’s Instagram is full of photos of himself training and playing in tournaments.

Lleyton has previously spoken of his high hopes for his son’s career, believing he’ll be playing in the Australian Open by the time he’s 14.

‘Hopefully he gets a chance to play in this great event if he wants to. Hopefully he beats me,’ he said at the Australian Open in January 2019. 

Lleyton has previously spoken of his high hopes for his son’s career, believing he’ll be playing in the Australian Open by the time he’s 14. (Pictured on December 29, 2021)

It comes after Lleyton Hewitt was welcomed into the International Tennis Hall of Fame surrounded by his family in July.

Lleyton finished his professional career in 2016, having reached world No. 1 at age 20.

He held the top spot for about 18 months from 2001 to 2003, and then again for five weeks in 2003. 

Lleyton pictured with Cruz and wife Bec Hewitt in Melbourne on November 26, 2018

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