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Riki the tennis-playing monkey
A tennis-playing monkey named Riki has become a viral star on YouTube. (Image credit: YouTube/Tennis Channel.)

Tennis' newest star is a 6-year-old monkey named Riki

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Tennis' newest star is a 6-year-old monkey named Riki

WATCH | This week's Tennis Channel segment is dedicated to the sport's newest phenom: a 6-year-old monkey named Riki. (Full disclosure: Tennis Channel is owned by Circa's parent company, Sinclair Broadcast Group.)

Riki the tennis-playing monkey
A tennis-playing monkey named Riki has become a viral star on YouTube. (Image credit: YouTube/Tennis Channel.)

Yoshiyasu Yoshizaki's YouTube channel shows the little fella in action.

Very cute monkey's video. MONKEY TENNIS vol.14 Funny Video | Comedy Video.猿がテニスを始めて2年、こんなに上手になりました!

Yoshizaki's channel has more than 110,770 views.

Yoshizaki also has 1,800 followers on Twitter.

MONKEY TENNIS 1st anniversary ! サルが1年間テニスをするとこうなりました♪

Monday marked the one-year anniversary of Riki's tennis videos. So, of course, a video was uploaded to celebrate the occasion.

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