Are There Any Gay Proffesional Tennis Players?

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  1. drp2345

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    *I dont know how else to phrase the title.

    Other than Mauresmo are there any other tennis pros that are gay? Obviously, I know Martina Navratilova is but are there any others that anyone knows of? Just out of curiosity.
     
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  3. DaveGrable

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    Jan Michael Gambil and Sanchez-Vicario are the only other ones I know of.
     
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  4. andyroddick's mojo

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    wow, mauresmo is gay?? i did not know that, I too was wondering the same question, seeing as how i don't really see how the pros act offcourt, just on court.
     
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  5. drp2345

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    I didn't know that Gambill was gay. Yea Mauresmo publicly announced it at the Australian Open once i think it was. I could be wrong but im pretty sure thats where.
     
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  6. Fee

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    You still don't. Feel free to ask him directly if you ever see him at a tournament, he just loves that question.
     
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  7. hammer

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    I believe Gigi Fernandez and Conchita Martinez were once linked together as lesbian lovers if I'm not mistaken.
     
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  8. raftermania

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    ... uh, on second thought, forget i said that!!!
     
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  9. edberg505

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    Dude, Sanchez-Vicario was married!
     
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  10. Phil

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    Coming from our resident racist troll, this isn't exactly "documented" information, so I'd take it with less than a half grain of salt.

    No sources or links to this "information"; must be Dave, just talking out of his butt again...
     
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    It's odd, because I was searching on Yahoo for some pics of Mauresmo earlier today (I wanted to make some tennis graphics for my MySpace) and I came across a couple photos of her kissing another woman. I know it's a very common thing in France for girls/guys to kiss other girls as a greeting, but they were full-on kisses. After reading this thread, I tried to find the pics again on Yahoo Search but I can't seem to find them. (I looked at a lot of tennis photo galleries today, but I could've sworn they were on Yahoo...)

    Anyways, I looked it up and I found an interesting article about it, including just a smidge of bad publicity on Martin Hingis' part regarding Amelie's homosexuality. It looks like an old article, but I suppose most of it still holds true today.


    Here's the article.


    Mauresmo is one of my favorite players and I didn't know about her orientation until today, but all the same, I don't think many, if any, of her fans will be dissuaded from her based on something as trivial as sexuality.
     
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  12. Warriorroger

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    This can't be I AM THE ONLY GAY IN THE VILLAGE
     
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  13. pound cat

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    There are many gay people who are/were married. Yes, it's true.
     
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  14. West Coast Ace

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    You obviously, and correctly, focused on her tennis and not what she does off the court. Really nobody's business.

    But yes, Hingis did make some disparaging remarks about Mauresmo when Mauresmo made her run to the AO final years ago.
     
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  15. omniexist

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    Yeah, something about being "half a man". And hey, some of you people didn't know Amelie was gay? Sheesh! That's been common knowledge for YEARS.
     
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    I believe Sabatini is gay too... it's a very strong rumor in here...
    Let me check and I'll confirm...
     
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    Yeah, it's official. Gaby Sabatini is gay too :p
     
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    only about half the wta
     
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  19. babbette

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    Gambill is gay?!!!!!!! There's no ****** way.
     
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    Just how did you check this? Did she manage to resist your charm? j/k :mrgreen:
     
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  21. Lee

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    hahahahaha it takes 3 minutes for Andres to check if Sabatini is gay
    can you check if Nadal is gay too? what about Lopez?
     
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    I knew it when she was finalist at the Aussie Open in 1999. She told everyone...
     
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  23. Ace&Gary

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    Gary: I think Talk Tennis has a couple more gays in the village?:p

    Ace: Maybe we are the tennis VILLAGE PEOPLE?;)
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  25. vllockhart

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    Who cares? Can't anyone just be a player or an actor without being a gay player or gay actor? Ad nauseum with this gay fever already.
     
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    in my dreams, Sharapova and Kournikova, and they hook up together
     
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  27. Ace&Gary

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    Ace: Hook up to play tennis?:confused:

    Gary: Could Amelie play with them too?;)
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    Since approximately 5% to 10% of the general population is gay, then approximately 5% to 10% of professional tennis players are gay.
     
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    I love Ace and Gary. :)
     
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  30. Fee

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    Where did you get those numbers? I think it's actually closer to 2-3% of the population, male and female.
     
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  31. Gazz

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    lol - Gambill aint gay is he? didn't he go out with Sarah Michelle Gellar??
     
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    Yes, he went out with Gellar two or three times.
     
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  33. babbette

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    ^^ so she turned him gay?::confused:
     
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  34. Gazz

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    lol - i was thinking that! just didn't say it...i guess if going out with her turns someone gay, they must be pretty screwed up - lol

    anyway - i would be very surprised if JMG is gay...it doesn't matter anyway - especially seeing no-one here even seems to like his tennis any more - he seems really unpopular for a number of reasons...

    my brother said he's heard some rumours of Massu and Gonzales being gay...lol! again - i doubt that - surely Gonzo's too popular with the ladies to be gay for a start lol
     
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  35. Fee

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    Someone here still likes him, and his tennis...
     
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  36. Gazz

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    good to know - i guessed i'd get some stick for the comment, but i have seen alot of posts against him - i like his game too, particularly that 2 handed forehand! it's quality!
     
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  37. ta11geese3

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    Not quite... because tennis players are not a fair representation of the population... especially when you consider that they are all top athletes or something, there's probably some lurking variables or bias...
     
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  38. jackcrawford

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    Bill Tilden, arguably the greatest player ever, was a homosexual - a "6" on the Kinsey scale. It has nothing to do with effeminacy - Ernst Rohm, head of Hitler's brownshirts and one of the physically toughest and most violent men ever to live, was also.
     
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  39. Donnie Darko

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    I think maybe you need to go back to statistics class....
     
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    I suspect that this topic is going to Last for a long time.... :rolleyes:
     
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  41. arky-tennis

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    The only one i know about is Mausesmo.

    BTW, fifty percent of stats are made up on the spot!
     
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    Is one technically gay or not if one is biologically female, and dating a male professional football player -- let's just say LaVar Arrington for argument's sake -- yet one has a surplus of testosterone in one's own system?

    Shades of grey, here.
     
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  43. gaspard

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    Haha, I've heard this one before.

    Gaspard
     
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  44. croatian sensation

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    I also know only of Mauresmo.
    Anyway..who cares...gay or straight.
     
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  45. TennisAsAlways

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    According to Amercan men (Of course, not "ALL" but the majority. If you go out often to sports bars and such then you'd know.), all male tennis players are gay yuppies.

    As an American, do I call male tennis players gay and make fun of them?....No. Do people make fun of me because I play tennis?.......No. Why?.....because I also play tough-guy sports.

    I feel sorry for the skinny whimpy guys who only play tennis and other non-contact sports who live in the US. :D

    Good day now. 8)
     
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    reading all this kind of brought some memories of 40 year old virgin!

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    Cal: [David and Cal Playing a video Game] You're *gay* now?
    David: No, I'm not gay I'm just celibate.
    Cal: I think? I mean, that sounds ga- I just want you to know this is like the first conversation of like three conversations that leads to you being gay. Like... there's this and then in a year it's like, "Oh you know, I kinda wanna, ya know, get back out there but I think I like guys" and then there's the big, "Oh I'm I'm a g-gay guy now".
    David: You're gay for saying that.
    Cal: I'm gay for saying that?
    David: You know how I know you're gay?
    Cal: How? How do you know I'm gay?
    David: Because you macramed yourself a pair of jean shorts.
    Cal: You know how I know *you're* gay? You just told me you're not sleeping with women any more.
    David: You know how I know that you're gay?
    Cal: How? Cuz you're gay? and you can tell who other gay people are.
    David: You know how I know you're gay?
    Cal: How?
    David: You like Coldplay.
     
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  47. Grigollif1

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    It's funny that Non-contact sport may be consider "gayer" then another where in order to make a living out of it, you got to know how to Grab a Guy really good.
     
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  48. Donnie Darko

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    More like shades of not making any sense.......in regards to your post, that is.
     
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  49. TennisAsAlways

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    Yeah, well I suppose what justifies the "non-gayness" is the crushing of the opponents. ie:football and hockey Of course in football, it sucks to be the Center and QB when it's time hike the ball (with the exception when lined up in a shotgun formation). As far as hockey, I don't see anything awkward in that sport.

    Good day now. 8)
     
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  50. Grigollif1

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    I don't really car of what some called "toguh" American guys thinks about tennis at a sport bar, Honestly who does? I am aware that some guys in the U.S consider soccer to be a feminine sport.. How ignorant is that?
    Go tell John McEnroe or Marat Safin that Tennis is a "Yuupy" Sport.....
     
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