That guy is LMFAO's Redfoo, her boyfriend and tennis fanatic. How obsessed is the musician with the game? So much that he's attempting to qualify for the U.S. Open this year ... as a player.
Redfoo has signed up to play in the USTA Northern California Sectional qualifying tournament in California and is attempting to make it to the bright lights of New York in both singles and mixed doubles. Redfoo will play under his real name, Stefan Gordy, and will be going at it in mixed doubles with 17-year-old Ayaka Okuno, who Redfoo coaches at the game.
''It's always been a dream of mine to play professional tennis,'' Redfoo told the Associated Press.
So what are Redfoo's chances at getting into the final Grand Slam of 2013? You tell us. Below is a video of his skills at the BNP Paribas Showdown this year at Madison Square Garden, when Azarenka pulled him out of the stands to hit with Serena Williams.
It wasn't bad, but it did seem like the pressure of that huge crowd got to him.
If nothing else, you can't help but appreciate someone famous taking his lumps with the regulars trying to make it big. If he qualifies it would be a huge story, but it will simply be interesting to see in June when he takes on the other participants at the sectionals just how long he can last.
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