Two young rappers have made waves this week at the US Open. Denis Shapovalov and Corentin Moutet have dug deep to march on in their respective sections of the draw.

Shapovalov, the No. 12 seed, is through to his second career Grand Slam round of 16 with a comeback five-set win over Taylor Fritz. The run comes just a few weeks after the release of his first song, "Night Train".

"Basically it's just a song about my grind," Shapovalov told the ATP. "Coming up with really not much support from anyone but my family, so just grinding every day, waking up early, going to bed past midnight, just training."


"It’s just the way I feel like I can relate and I can kind of speak up what’s on my mind," the world No. 17 said.

The Canadian has been publicly showing off his rap talents since performing on court last year at Indian Wells. He spent some of the six-month shutdown in a makeshift at-home studio working on different tracks.

So did fellow 21-year-old (and fellow flashy lefty) Moutet. The Frenchman has shared his work on social media and calls music his passion.

The world No. 77 took note of Shapovalov's "Night Train" release.

"I followed that. He did good, I think," Moutet said. "It's a passion. I'm really enjoying spending time doing music. I'm listening to music all day long. If I can share more with people my passion it would be amazing for me. It's a dream. If people want to share music with me, text me guys."

Due to rain, Moutet would need two days to upset Dan Evans, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (1) to reach the third round. He'll have a quick turn around as he takes on Shapovalov's countryman Felix Auger-Aliassime on Saturday, while Shapovalov will face David Goffin on Sunday.

Though Moutet and Shapovalov can't meet on the court until the final, they could partake in a rap battle or collaboration at any moment.