If I could go back in a time machine to the 2012 US Open and tell the WTA that celebrating Redfoo’s birthday was a terrible idea, I’d do so in two seconds. Since he wasn’t forced upon us enough during the Australian Open fortnight, or even over the past six months, ESPN Playbook interviewed him upon his return from Melbourne. He talks about why he loves tennis, Azarenka…and other things.
On how he supports Azarenka:
When I root for stuff, I watch to see what she does and then I just do it louder…
It’s [also] knowing to stay out of the way. It’s just understanding when she’s focused and in her mode that she’s not going to be the same way. Once she puts her headphones on, you can forget it.
On where his passion for tennis came from:
My mother actually used to play. When she was pregnant with me, she was playing tennis. They make a joke — I don’t know if it’s true — her water broke on the tennis court…
When I was born, I lived with my dad for two years. I was always watching him on a tennis court as a kid, he was a fanatic. Boris Becker would come to the house and play chess. They’re still friends with Monica Seles…
On his and Azarenka’s….whatever they have:
Yeah, I think so [that they're dating]. It’s pretty out there. I hope so! We don’t talk about it that much, but if I saw her with another dude, I wouldn’t be happy about it. We just try to do our thing and have fun and laugh.
I don’t think I’m physically capable of making comments about him anymore, so I present you with this GIF of my emotions:
Consider this my white flag.