The 12-year-old took the win without losing a set, according to the Australian Associated Press, and even claimed the Under-12 doubles title alongside Asher Brownrigg.
“So proud to win the title at the National Clay Championships,” he wrote on Instagram. “We had a great week in Canberra.”
If Cruz undoubtedly shows a lot of potential, he still has a long way to go to reach the high standards set by his father, double Grand Slam champion.
In addition to his victories at Wimbledon and the US Open, Lleyton became the youngest male player to reach world No. 1 in the ATP era in November 2001. He also won the Tour final twice and the 2000 US Open men’s doubles title.
After the tournament, proud parents Lleyton and Bec posted photos with Cruz. “What a week for the little guy Cruz Hewitt who wins the national clay singles and doubles titles! Proud mom !!” Bec wrote.
Lleyton added, “The Cruz Hewitt National Clay Championship.”
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