LMFAO Rapper Enters ... US Open Tennis Playoffs

Actor Sendhil Ramamurthy also hopes to make it into Grand Slam

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 18, 2013 9:51 AM CDT

(Newser) – LMFAO rapper Redfoo, of "Sexy and I Know It" fame, is apparently multi-talented: He's entered the US Open national playoffs, hoping to earn a spot in the year's last Grand Slam tennis tournament, the AP reports. Redfoo will play under his actual name, Stefan Gordy, in a California qualifying tournament in June; he's entered in both the singles and mixed doubles categories, and will play doubles with a 17-year-old he's coaching.

"It's always been a dream of mine to play professional tennis," says the 37-year-old rapper, who played as a junior. Another unexpected playoff entrant: Heroes actor Sendhil Ramamurthy, 38, who also played as a junior. He'll play singles and mixed doubles in a New York qualifying tournament in June.

Redfoo, left, from the group LMFAO, takes a breather while playing soccer with Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Indian Wells, Calif.
Redfoo, left, from the group LMFAO, takes a breather while playing soccer with Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Indian Wells, Calif.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Actor Sendhil Ramamurthy poses for a portrait at the LMT Music Lodge during Comic Con in San Diego, Thursday, July 21, 2011.
Actor Sendhil Ramamurthy poses for a portrait at the LMT Music Lodge during Comic Con in San Diego, Thursday, July 21, 2011.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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