No bet is worth this pain.
Denis Shapovalov beat Marin Cilic in the Round of 32 at Indian Wells on Wednesday, and then went on to do something that probably should have seen him instantly disqualified from the tournament.
He rapped; but terribly.
The Canadian teenager — who has made a habit of posting rap videos to social media — had made a deal with Stadium 3 interviewer Blair Henley that if he won again, he’d perform for the crowd.
Unfortunately for us, Shapovalov, and his family — who have probably gone underground after this atrocity — the young star got the job done after running out a 6-4, 6-2 winner.
Shapovalov failed to get going in front of the expectant crowd twice, before turning to his phone, where he had the lyrics all typed out.
“I’m here in Cali with the fans getting hella lit,” the disaster of a rap began.
“Happy with the win today, now I gotta float a spit. Loving the support, I leave it all on the court. Fighting like a wolf, I’ll be back for more so take care and good night.
“Know this the good life. Hot tubs and court time. Thursday we back, aight!?”
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“It’s just a hobby I have,” Shapovalov joked post-match.
“That was my first live performance, I was so tight. So, I had to pull up a couple notes [on my phone]. But I got through it.”
Shapovalov added: “I think I was more nervous about the rap than the match, man.”
If you’re thinking, ‘wow, this is a pretty harsh assessment of something that was clearly just fun,’ you’re probably right. But we’re not the only ones who thought it was stunningly awkward.
“As much as you are an absolute gun, and gonna be crazy good for many many years, this was tough to watch my guy,” Nick Kyrgios, a good friend of Shapovalov, tweeted.
Please Denis, never again.