Cruz Hewitt had a busy week in Canberra last week. He competed in the 12/u Australian Claycourt titles. The son of former world no. 1 Lleyton Hewitt took home the singles and double titles and was runner-up in the mixed.
In the singles, he was only once close to losing a set. That came in the first set of his quarterfinal against Canberra’s Oscar Andrews. Hewitt taking that match 7-6(1), 6-1.
In the singles final Cruz defeated Elijah Dikkenberg 6-1, 6-2 on a cold Canberra autumn morning.
Cruz’s parent, grandparents and aunty looked on as he dominated play.
Cruz is ahead of his dad when it comes to junior success. Lleyton was more into Australian rules football until he was 13. Lleyton’s his father, uncle, and grandfather were decent players of Australian rules football.
As a junior Lleyton Hewitt posted a 44–19 record in singles and reached as high as No. 17 in the world in 1997 (and No. 13 in doubles).