Fritz says an openly gay player would be accepted on the ATP Tour

Fritz Says Openly Gay Player Will Be Accepted On ATP Tour, Taylor Fritz said his teammates would welcome him if a men’s player on the ATP Tour came out as gay, the top-ranked American told tennis publication Clay.

While top players past and present on the WTA Tour have come out as gay, no male player competing at the highest level of the game has ever done so.

In an interview that appeared in a Sunday newspaper, Fritz stated, “I’m not sure if there are gay tennis players in the top 100. “Statistically, there should be.

I think it’s strange because I think a player will be accepted.

The 25-year-old world number nine said players are reluctant to come out because of the attention that comes with it.
Fritz said, “I couldn’t tell you why (no one came out).

“It would be huge news and maybe people just don’t want to be in the spotlight, maybe they don’t want the distraction of getting all that attention and stuff.”

Another reason may be that those players don’t want to risk being on the receiving end of abuse or being separated from their teammates.

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