Rapper Redfoo Will Attempt to Qualify for 2013 US Open

Patrick Clarke@@_Pat_ClarkeCorrespondent IMarch 16, 2013

Mar 4, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Recording artist Redfoo of LMFAO and boyfriend of Victoria Azarenka dances in the crowd at the match against Serena Williams at the 2013 BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden. Williams won 6-4, 6-4. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports
Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

LMFAO member Redfoo will have to put the party rocking, shuffling and working out on hold as he gets set to attempt to qualify for one of tennis' most prestigious tournaments, the 2013 U.S. Open, according to a Sports Illustrated report on Saturday. In a press release, Redfoo said:

As a kid, it’s always been a dream of mine to play professional tennis. Thanks to the U.S. Open National Playoffs for giving good players with a dream the chance to qualify for one of the biggest tournaments—the U.S. Open. Every day I see my dream!

Redfoo, whose real name is Stefan Kendal Gordy, is the rumored boyfriend of world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka and is actually a tennis enthusiast. According to the report, Gordy is coaching a 17-year-old female player named Ayaka Okuno.

He will participate in mixed doubles with Okuno this summer.

Gordy's chances of qualifying for the year's final Grand Slam event certainly don't seem promising. At age 37, he's 12 years older than reigning U.S. Open champion Andy Murray and just about every player who will suit up in the men's draw in New York this summer.

On top of that, I'm not sure Gordy's conditioning and skill set can match up with players who dedicate themselves to the game and also share his dream of playing professionally.

He may have a shot in mixed doubles if his pupil can carry him. Otherwise, Gordy would be wise to stick to his day job. 

The 2013 U.S. Open is scheduled to begin on Aug. 26 in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

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