Rapping is obviously Drake's main priority, but his increased involvement in sports has him hosting the upcoming ESPY Awards, plus there was his puzzling yet hilarious courtside behavior at an NBA playoff game, which earned him this nifty pair of Toronto Raptors lint rollers. Unfortunately, there's one athlete who's not quite ready to endorse Drake's purported Midas touch. Nick Kyrgios, a 19-year-old Australian tennis star claims he nearly lost a crucial set in the third round of the Wimbledon Championships because he listened to Drake's music before the match."I came out really flat, so hopefully I won't listen to that again! It was actually Drake. Didn't do the job for me," Kyrgios said.
Ahh, that makes perfect sense. Or not. This excuse might've worked for Serena Williams' Wimbledon loss, considering she used to date Drake. Listening to an ex-boyfriend's music before a match would probably kill anyone's chance at winning. But for Kyrgios to blame his crappy playing on Drake's music? Nah, dude. Suck it up, take the near-loss like a true professional and oh, consider compiling a more effective Drake playlist for future sets. Perhaps Kyrgios would've kicked ass on the court with ease had he downloaded these Drake songs:
"Started From the Bottom"
There's nothing like hearing the lyrics "started from the bottom, now we here" to get you pumped for a Wimbledon match. "All Me"
"Came up that's all me, stayed true, that's all me, no help that's all me, all me for real!" Spoken like a true champ."Trophies"
Kyrgios could've really benefited from hearing Drake rap, "ain't no envelopes to open, I just do it cuz I'm supposed to." In the tennis star's case that would apply to competing to the best of his ability and no matter the outcome, not blaming his shortcomings on a music selection."0 to 100"
After listening to Drake spit, "Know yourself, know your worth..." and "if I ain't the greatest I'm ready for it," "0 to 100" might've helped Kyrgios focus on the speed of those tennis balls.
"I'm in the building and I'm feeling myself," and "my team good, we don't really need a mascot,"... or anyone to blame if there comes a moment in which we happen to suck at what we do.
Kyrgios, here's looking at you.