近日,来自日本的一只名为里基(Riki)的6岁雄性猴子练习打网球的视频走红网络,该视频点击量在上传6小时内便突破了30万次。

视频中,只见小猴子里基手握网球拍,身穿网球运动员的服装,十分专业地和对面的主人打着网球。它技术精湛,每次击球都能过网。网球课的最后,小猴子得到了主人的褒扬,并和主人合影留念。

据悉,小猴子里基第一次接触的运动是排球,它在练习排球时能够熟练地跳起来击球。虽然网络上有许多可爱的“网红”猴子,但是像里基这样凭实力走红的可不多。里基也因此被网友戏称为“网球界一颗冉冉升起的新星”

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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