Prince William tells Novak Djokovic he and Kate are trying to get tennis rackets into George and Charlotte's hands while discussing their children following the Wimbledon final

  • William, 36, told Djokovic that they're trying to encourage children to play tennis
  • He and Kate both replied 'Very well' when asked how their kids were doing¬†
  • The Duke of Cambridge also revealed he's trying to get them to play football

Prince William revealed to Novak Djokovic that he and Kate are trying to get tennis rackets into George and Charlotte's hands. 

The Duke of Cambridge, 36, told the Wimbledon champion that they are trying to encourage the youngsters, aged three and four, to play tennis - as well as football.

He and the Duchess of Cambridge, also 36, were speaking to Djokovic after he won his fourth Wimbledon title on Sunday. 

Footage filmed inside the All England Tennis Club shows the player asking the couple 'How are your children?,' with both Kate and William replying 'Very well'.

Prince William revealed that he and Kate and trying to get tennis rackets into Prince George and Princess Charlotte's hands while speaking to Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic

Prince William revealed that he and Kate and trying to get tennis rackets into Prince George and Princess Charlotte's hands while speaking to Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic

William continues by saying: 'Trying to get a tennis racket in their hand - and a football'. 

Both Kate and William had watched Djokovic beat his opponent Kevin Anderson in straight sets in the men's singles final on Centre Court on Sunday.

The Duchess donned a £1,150 bright yellow dress by Dolce & Gabbana for the occasion, having worn at Jenny Packham frock the previous day when watching the women's singles final with Meghan. 

After the men's singles final, Kate was heard congratulating Djokovic on his victory, telling him: 'Very well done.'

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also said their children are both doing 'very well'

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also said their children are both doing 'very well'

It comes as George, four, and Charlotte, three, star in new portraits taken at baby brother Louis' christening

It comes as George, four, and Charlotte, three, star in new portraits taken at baby brother Louis' christening

The Serbian tennis player then described how it was a 'really special moment' to have his three-year-old son Stefan see him lift the Wimbledon trophy.

'He actually came just as I was about to answer the question [about my son], so it was a really special moment,' Djokovic said.

'I was nervous, I was hoping he could be there, so it's very nice.'   

Kate has previously revealed four-year-old George's passion for tennis, describing how he 'wants to whack a ball'.

She was speaking to Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) coach Sam Richardson during a visit to the headquarters of British tennis at the national tennis centre in London, back in October. 

Kate and William looked animated as they watched the men's singles final on Centre Court 

Kate and William looked animated as they watched the men's singles final on Centre Court 

The Duchess of Cambridge, 36, has previously revealed how George has a passion for tennis 

The Duchess of Cambridge, 36, has previously revealed how George has a passion for tennis 

Mr Richardson said: 'She asked what kind of stuff George should be doing. He is interested in tennis but being four, he just wants to whack the ball.'

He revealed that the Duchess had also sought advice from Judy Murray, who suggested she take the racket away and just focus on skills.  

Judy Murray later said that she had tried to put William and Kate off a tennis carer for George, while receiving an OBE last November.

Speaking at the time, she said: [William] was saying about Prince George, Catherine trying to teach Prince George how to play tennis and how I think she had said last week that she wants him to be the next Andy Murray.

'I‚Äôm sure she was joking. I was trying to put them off that ‚Äď I said it‚Äôs a very difficult journey.'¬†

Djokovic won his fourth Wimbledon title on Sunday, after beating South Africa's Kevin Anderson in straight sets 

Djokovic won his fourth Wimbledon title on Sunday, after beating South Africa's Kevin Anderson in straight sets 

He told the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge that it was 'really special' that his son Stefan (above) got to see him lift the trophy 

He told the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge that it was 'really special' that his son Stefan (above) got to see him lift the trophy 

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