The pair watch Rafael Nadal beat Jarkko Nieminen

Cristiano Ronaldo took his adorable son to watch a game of tennis in Madrid yesterday.

The footballer and his three-year-old – also named Cristiano – wore matching white hats as they took in Rafael Nadal‘s Madrid Open game against Jarkko Nieminen.

Cristiano enjoyed the sunshine in a white T-shirt and dark sunglasses, while his toddler was super-cute in a smart blue shirt and jeans.

The pair looked very close and Cristiano appeared to be listening intently as his son chatted and sweetly whispered something in his ear.

Cristiano – who’ll captain his home country of Portugal in the World Cup later this summer – spent the day without his model girlfriend Irina Shayk.

Little Cristiano Jr was born in 2010 and his American mother – who’s remained anonymous – agreed to give Cristiano exclusive custody of him.

Cristiano is clearly smitten with his offspring and often brings him along to events, letting him appear on stage when he won the FIFA Ballon d’Or in January.

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Anna Duff