It is no surprise they make the odd comment that might make someone uncomfortable about revealing their true sexual identity. Forums New posts Search forums. I refer to this question asked to Tom Hardy one time. GBplayer Hall of Fame Sep 4, But I have spoken about this with players.
Why no openly gay male players?
When will we get our first openly-gay male tennis player?
The Association of Tennis Professionals has pledged to incorporate more discussion of LGBTQ issues as part of its welfare programme, as well as more knowledge sharing with the Women's Tour Association, but at the moment the main driver is coming from elsewhere. Of course a gay tennis champion would hardly help that much, since our sport is viewed as pretty soft and elitist. How do you think that changes? And hear of dubious TUE therapeutic use exemptions. You are a true inspiration and hero.
I think you have problems when they don't respect each other. Herbert believes "it would be easier for someone from certain places but maybe not somewhere in Russia," while grand-slam doubles finalist Juan Sebastian Cabal says, of his native Colombia, "we're still a bit more conservative. That wasn't the question. No skin off my nose if your gay or straight. A t first glance, men's tennis appears a model of diversity. Other doubles players, such as Colombia's Robert Farah, made similar jokes that were not necessarily homophobic in intent but seemed to come more from a place of ignorance. As Jamie Murray puts it: