(VIDEO) Elliot Loney returns with superb impressions of Rafael Nadal, Nick Kyrgios and Jim Courier during Australian Open

Monday, 29 January 2024 at 02:30
Comedian Elliot Loney added a touch of humor to the 2024 Australian Open with his entertaining impersonations of various tennis personalities. The Australian impersonator, well-known for his comedic talents, graced the first Grand Slam of the year, delivering amusing impressions of Rafael Nadal, Nick Kyrgios, Jim Courier, Dominic Thiem, and the Australian legend Rod Laver.
Loney, recognized as one of Australia's prominent comedians, showcased his impressive repertoire of tennis player impersonations. Among his frequently performed acts is the hilarious imitation of Rafael Nadal, capturing the Spanish player's distinctive accent when speaking in English.
“I have the injury at the moment, but I cannot wait to go to Mallorca, get on the boat, and Santan the G-string. Get on the boat and gonna be very fantastic And the G-string.”
-        Rafa, is that your underwear of choice?
"Hundred percent. You know, I always have the wedgie, always picking, always picking the wedgie”
Another target of the impersonations was the legendary Australian tennis icon Rod Laver, whose name graces the main stadium of the tournament: the "Rod Laver Arena."
“I've been playing tennis for a very long time. My arena is right there I've done some beautiful things in tennis. It's a fantastic sport”
Additionally, I performed a Nick Kyrgios impersonation in which I made light-hearted jokes about his injury and a potential retirement:
“You know, I'm just getting out there bro.”
-        You’re not gonna retire or anything, are you?
“Um, I don't know bro. It's always a possibility bro. Like, I just want to go to the Bahamas and sit at my a** bro”
One of the impersonations that garnered the most laughs from fans was that of the former world No. 1 and four-time Grand Slam champion, Jim Courier:
“Paul Stefanovak right about now. I mean this guy's unbelievable. Your physique right about now, your shoulders, your biceps, yout chest Yeah, yeah, yeah.”

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