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  • Mike Tyson's daughter Milan trains with Serena Williams and Coco Gauff's coach
  • Tyson was spotted supporting her daughter during training several times
  • Tyson gave Milan advice to become a tennis superstar like Williams

Mike Tyson’s tennis player daughter Milan is getting the best out of her dad and Serena Williams’ coach.

Now father of eight children, including 12-year-old daughter and tennis player Milan, Tyson seems to be completely the opposite of the “Iron Mike” people knew in the boxing ring. In fact, the 53-year-old legend has been spotted supporting Milan during training several times already.

Milan is a junior tennis player who’s been training with  Patrick Mouratoglou, a coach of American tennis superstars Williams and 15-year-old  Coco Gauff. The young Tyson has been quite passionate about the sport and even met with Williams  and former #1 singles player and two-time Australian Open winner  Victoria Azarenka in person.

After the epic encounter, Milan posted a photo of her with the two legendary tennis players on her Instagram account with caption: “Ummm all I can say is ‘star struck’ sandwiched between two legends.”

It is highly likely that the bond between Tyson and Williams may have been formed because of Milan. It will be remembered that during the tennis pre-season, Tyson spent some time with  Williams  and Gauff  and Mouratoglou.

Williams even hit the punching bag with Tyson acting as her trainer. Although it is hard to tell that the said act got something to do with Milan’s tennis aspirations, Tyson and Williams’ time together still generated interest from all over the world.

Serena Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, celebrates her victory over US teen Caty McNally on Wednesday at the US Open Serena Williams Photo: GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / CLIVE BRUNSKILL

Needless to say, being supported by a legendary boxer father and tennis icon, Milan is currently equipped with the right tools her young tennis career. Aside from having the great opportunity to be coached by one of Williams’ coach, Milan is also receiving the best advices from Tyson.

In an exclusive interview with Sports Illustrated, Tyson revealed that he has been preparing Milan to become an individual sports champion.

According to Tyson, he has already started explain to Milan that in this kind of sports, she has to learn how “to be comfortable being alone a lot.” The boxing icon even instilled to his daughter that complaining has no place in individual sports. And more importantly, Tyson told her Milan that she needs to have passion for the game to be an all time great.

“When we took [Milan] to the training camp in Orlando. She’s the youngest girl there,” Tyson recalled.

“I always explain [to Milan], ‘If you really want to do this, you talk about [Novak] Djokovic, Serena Williams, this is what you have to do. You can’t complain. You have to love it. That’s what discipline is. You hate to do it, but do it like you love it’,” Tyson pointed out.

mike tyson us open 2018 Former US boxer Mike Tyson (C) watches Serena Williams play against Magda Linette during their 2018 US Open match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on Aug. 27, 2018. Photo: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images