Just a day after NBA player Jason Collins became the first active male athlete to come out in any of the four major North American team sports, Americans Andy Roddick and Mardy Fish announced their support for Athlete Ally, an organization working to end homophobia in sports. Amy: Though there have been high-profile female tennis players who have bravely come out, most notably Martina Navratilova in ! Several years ago, Justin Gimelstob made terribly offensive comments about the possibility of a male tennis player coming out, and Janko Tipsarevic also made shockingly ignorant remarks about both gay and lesbian players.
Roddick won only one major, but also a Davis Cup and a No. He and Kim Clijsters will be inducted in July. Fish, whose late-career surge was derailed by an anxiety disorder three years ago, is playing well as he heads into his final tournament.
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Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. As support poured in from the gay and straight tennis community for NBA player Jason Collins' decision to come out Monday, another question cropped up. Where are the gay men in tennis? An individual sport with.
Unlike some of his more enlightened peers who offered encouragement and applauded Collins, the year-old Miami Dolphins wide receiver sent out a pair of tweets sharing his confusion regarding homosexuality on Monday. No, all Ole Miss alums aren't this dumb. Not long after deleting the tweets, Wallace tweeted again, claiming he never "said anything was right or wrong" and sort-of apologized.
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Tyson Gay gave notice to world-record holder Usain Bolt by running the fastest meters of the year in 9. Gay swept past previous record-holder Asafa Powell 40 meters from the finish in a time that would have been good enough to equal the world record less than two years ago. He last played in the NHL with Atlanta in and has 55 points and penalty minutes in games.
Playing as the No. Andy Roddick faces David Ferrer in Friday night's other singles match. Spain is seeking its third Davis Cup championship in four years, but is without world No.