Riteish Deshmukh's son Riaan enjoys first tennis 'lesson', and it's all about 'love'

May 16, 2016, 16:59 IST | A Correspondent

Riteish and Genelia Deshmukh's one-year-old son Riaan enjoyed first tennis 'lesson' recently and the proud dad took to social media to share an adorable photo of his little one.

But based on the image, Riaan seems more interested in the becoming a tennis umpire and not as much about playing the game. Riaan seems to be all about 'Love'.

Riteish posted an image on Twitter of his son with the caption, "First lesson learnt on the court." With the hastag #LoveAll.

In the image, Riaan is looking at the scoreboard, which says 0-0 or love all in tennis.

Sania Mirza, who was tagged in the post, responded to the tweet with one of her own. The tennis ace, who won her first clay court doubles title in Rome on Sunday along with her partner Martina Hingis, said that she was waiting to teach Riaan.


The origin of the use of "love" for zero in tennis is disputed. It is possible that it derives from the French expression for "the egg" (l'œuf) because an egg looks like the number zero. This is similar to the origin of the term "duck" in cricket, supposedly from "duck's egg", referring to a batsman who has been called out without completing a run. One possibility comes from the Dutch expression iets voor lof doen, which means to do something for praise, implying no monetary stakes. Another theory on the origins of the use of "love" comes from the acceptance that, at the start of any match, when scores are at zero, players still have "love for each other".

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