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.   (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.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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