Andy Murray certainly hasn't been having much luck on Twitter recently.
Fresh from a fierce backlash after he aired his views on wanting Scotland to separate from the United Kingdom ahead of the well publicised referendum a fortnight ago, Murray has now wished his mum luck with her STD.
Auto-correct has been the purge of many social network users in the past when using their smartphones, and Murray should probably now opt to disable the feature before he logs-in to keep his two million-strong following.
A friendly message designed to thank his fans in Asia and wishing his mother Judy good luck on BBC dancing show 'Strictly Come Dancing' was swiftly deleted after an embarrassing gaffe.
It read: 'Thanks to the Chinese fans for the support here, it's been great! Good luck to my mum tonight, hope she can put in a good performance on STD.'
Obviously it all read fine until the final word, which suggested Judy may have had a sexually transmitted disease.
Murray soon realised his error and sent out another message: 'yes i shanked it... i meant SCD obviously! apologies #foreeee'
He won't do that again.
The intended message for Judy seemed to work, however. Despite leaving the judges unimpressed on Saturday night, with a poor score to show for her efforts, Murray was saved from the suspense of a 'dance off' after getting enough votes from the public.
Great Britain's Fed Cup coach will now live to dance another weekend - next weekend - with partner Anton Du Beke.
Judy's reprieve was somewhat unexpected, she had been one of the favourites to be booted off at the first hurdle, no thanks to her son Andy either.
Bookmakers had slashed the odds on the 55-year-old to cha cha her way to the exit door in the aftermath of Andy's pro-independence tweet. Clearly, though, people reserved their anger for the two-time Grand Slam champion.
Andy will probably be given strict orders to keep out of trouble by his mother as she attempts to progress through the tournament, he's got plenty of practising to be getting on with.
The 27-year-old still faces a tough battle to reach the ATP World Tour Finals at London's O2 Arena despite a recent up-turn of form.
Before going into the Asian Swing, the former world no.3 was a fair distance short of occupying a slot in the top eight of the rankings which is needed too qualify.
However he won his first title in 15 months at the Shenzhen Open and backed that up with a strong display at the China Open where it took world no.1 - and eventual winner - Novak Djokovic to displace him.
It leaves Murray just one place and a few hundred ranking points behind eighth-placed Milos Raonic with Masters events in Shanghai and Paris to come.
In fact, the action in Shanghai is already underway. Murray faces the winner of the qualifying match between Teymuraz Gabashvili and Roger-Vasselin Edouard first up in China.