A YouTube comedian who copied the subtle mannerisms of ATP Tour players in a video three years ago is getting a fresh round of love on social media.

In May of 2020, YouTube comedian Stelios Gkontsaris posted a compilation video in which he copied the famous tics of stars like Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and others, imitating everything from Murray's trademark chasing-down-a-dropshot grunt to Nick Kyrgios' signature on-court gait.

The video resurfaced on X, the platform formerly called Twitter, on Friday, as it was shared by tennis aggregator account @Olly\Tennis\, which boasts nearly 30,000 followers.

"Voice imitations of players are fun," the post read, "but imitations of playing styles and subtle on court behaviors are SO much better."


The re-share of the video has been viewed over 600,000 times and counting, with fans commentating on Gkontsaris' attention to detail and commitment. (Though, he did lose points amongst the community for portraying Nadal as right-handed, even though his copy of Nadal's signature lassoed forehand was spot-on.)

The clip even earned kudos from 2021 Olympic champion Belinda Bencic, who reposted the video with a comment that read: "So incredible." The Swiss added two surprised-face emojis and a clapping emoji to her commentary.


"This guy would have practiced this a lot," one fan wrote. "Really difficult and clever performance."

"I would have guessed each one correctly without the label," another rave review said.

A visit to Gkontsaris' YouTube channel reveals that, six months after his original video, he posted a follow-up, in which he imitated Matteo Berrettini, Fabio Fognini, David Goffin, Daniil Medvedev, Milos Raonic, Andrey Rublev and Fernando Verdasco, and added Carlos Alcaraz to his rolodex last year.