As Jamie Murray puts it: We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future. An unknonw error has occurred. At first glance, men's tennis appears a model of diversity. Select gender Male Female. The event is in association with Tennis Australia, who have also been running diversity and inclusion activities in the lead up to the Australian Open.
I wouldn't have anything against that, absolutely.
Wimbledon giant slayer happy to come out as gay
It might not be a popular opinion, but as of now, I have to give Justin benefit of doubt. He hit 15 aces and 31 winners in a commanding win over year-old Zeballos, who was a top 40 player in but was playing at Wimbledon ranked a lowly N ow he's a father, however, Vahaly feels a sense of responsibility to be open. American tennis journalist Nick McCarvel has been at the forefront of promoting the inclusivity message, hosting an event with Vahaly ahead of the US Open to try and encourage dialogue and understanding about homosexuality in sport. So, as begins, are we any closer to having an openly gay male player?
Think twice about lowering age of criminal responsibility — Catriona Gray Miss Universe. Djokovic's view was typical: Tennis also benefits from the absence of partisan crowds, which could reduce the fear players have in coming out. It is not a sport like football where the homophobic abuse from the stands could be savage. You have successfully updated your account. Because the question is not whether there are more gay male players, but why there is still a taboo around homosexuality. In almost years of being an organised sport, only two openly gay men have ever played at elite level, both of whom competed primarily before World War II - multiple grand-slam champion Gottfried von Cramm who was arrested for homosexuality in Nazi Germany, and the American time major winner Bill Tilden.