We’ve had Andy Murray, Andre Agassi and even the Williams sisters.
But as far as tennis prodigies go, one up-and-coming Japanese star is a little different to the rest.
A monkey from Japan by the name of ‘Riki’ is taking the internet by storm with videos of his tennis playing ability, with the ape showing off his sublime skills with racket in hand.
Using an appropriately sized racket, the tiny monkey takes to the court against a man who is seemingly his owner.
The six-year-old ape begins by practising his volleys, before jumping in the air to hit a number of overhead smash shots.
Impressively, each time Riki is fed a ball, he manages to return it over the small net.
At the end of his tennis lesson the ape is congratulated, before posing for a photo with the man.
While there has been widespread love for the adorable ape online, not all have been left impressed by his performance.
A number of viewers have labelled the footage cruel, pointing out that throughout it Riki is tied to a rope.
Footage of Riki’s tennis playing has been viewed more than 300,000 times online in less than six hours since it was first shared on Thursday morning.
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