“He Can Collaborate With Someone”: Bianca Andreescu Lauds Denis Shapovalov’s Rapping Skills

Published 08/29/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
Aug 10, 2021; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Bianca Andreescu of Canada reacts after winning her match against Harriet Dart of Great Britain (not pictured) during second round play at Stade IGA. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports.


Canadian tennis player Bianca Andreescu is one of the most talented players in this modern era. However, she had had an unfortunate run as she has been injured over the past couple of seasons. Due to that, she hasn’t performed up to her capabilities.

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Recently, Bianca Andreescu was asked a question with regard to Denis Shapovalov’s rapping skills. The former Grand Slam champion praised Denis and indicated he could shine as his skills are intact. She felt that there is still room for improvement and did reveal her liking for the Canadian rapper, Drake.

BERLIN, GERMANY – JUNE 16: Bianca Andreescu of Canada plays a forehand against Alize Cornet of France in the women’s singles second round match during day 5 of the bett1open at LTTC Rot-Weiß e.V. on June 16, 2021 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Getty Images)

The 21-year-old player stated, “I don’t know if someone can compete with Denis, really? He’s really been stepping up his game. Honestly, I think Denis is a very good rapper and I’m sure he can like do way more in that if he practices and you know maybe he can collaborate with someone, I have no idea.”

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Bianca Andreescu is impressed with fellow compatriot

She likes the idea of Shapovalov bringing a different vibe to the game and thanked the youngster who asked her the question for taking a keen interest in this recent development.

MADRID, SPAIN – NOVEMBER 18: Denis Shapovalov of Canada celebrates a point against Matteo Berrettini of Italy during Day 1 of the 2019 Davis Cup at La Caja Magica on November 18, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

The 2019 US Open champion added, “But it’s really nice that he’s doing that because it brings like a different vibe to the tennis game, you know, and I feel like we need that because we need a lot of younger audiences like you. Other than Denis, I really like Drake.”

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Reflecting on her season so far, Bianca began competing in Melbourne at the Australian Open but suffered a loss in the second round. Soon after, she was seen in Miami but lost in the final. She had to withdraw from the match due to injury.

She lost in the opening round at the French Open and the Wimbledon Championships. Well, now that she’s focused on the US Open, we wish her the very best for the upcoming matches.

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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