The subsequent Andy Roddick may additionally be the subsequent Slim Shady. He is nonetheless engaged on the second half, although. Denis Shapovalov, the 19-year-old Canadian tennis phenom, drew reward this week for his “Roddick-like” efficiency in a Tuesday win over Marin Cilic in Spherical 32 of the Indian Wells Masters. However he additionally went viral for his makes an attempt at rapping (emphasis on “makes an attempt”) following the 6-Four, 6-2 victory. Sure, you learn that accurately. Heralded for his backhand in a assured cruise previous Cilic, the previous Canadian Open semifinalist grabbed a mic to spit bars in celebration of his BNP Paribas Open win at Indian Wells, exhibiting simply as a lot confidence as an actual MC. Sadly, it solely took about two strains for Shapovalov to neglect his personal lyrics. After digging in his health club bag, discovering the lyrics on his telephone and restarting, the teenage star lastly delivered the rap to the gang, who roared with approval. Denis Sh-RAP-ovalov 🎼ICONIC, @denis_shapo #BNPPO19 pic.twitter.com/FNfCLybTTo— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) March 12, 2019 “Perhaps as soon as I am carried out with tennis,” Shapovalov joked with Tennis TV after the efficiency, “it is somewhat facet job. I do not know. It is only a pastime I’ve.” Maybe greatest recognized for upsetting Grand Slam champions Juan Martín del Potro and Rafael Nadal throughout his profession 2017 run, the Canadian standout admitted that his rapping nonetheless wants extra work than his tennis sport. “That was my first stay efficiency,” he admitted afterward. “I used to be so tight, however I acquired by way of it. I feel I used to be extra nervous concerning the rap than the match, I swear!” “That was my first stay efficiency, I used to be so tight!” 😂@denis_shapo #BNPPO19 pic.twitter.com/PQZTB5ysIB— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) March 12, 2019 Ranked within the ATP prime 30, Shapovalov returns to the courtroom Wednesday afternoon for a Spherical of 16 match in opposition to unseeded Hubert Kurkacz with an opportunity to advance to the Indian Wells quarterfinal.