Andy Murray He returns to the tennis scene, but in this case due to some controversial statements that he has left. The Briton, in his sincere profile and without mincing words, has charged the historic Margaret Court, one of the greatest representatives of women’s tennis in history, who has also been more protagonist in recent years for her statements rather than for her contribution to sport.
Court has shown on more than one occasion a homophobic and racist profile, something Murray considers out of place. “When you go to the Australian Open, you want to focus on tennis. But giving the court a new name … Yes, it’s something the sport should consider. I don’t know who makes these decisions but I don’t think the values it transmits are what tennis needs“he asked in statements to pridelife.com.
“She has offended and angered many people for many years, but the positive is that the players have shown their opinion, “he added. And it is that Court has been, among other things, one of the greatest defenders of the South African government of Apartheid, defender of rugby Israel Folau, self-declared homophobe, and came to claim that transgender people are “works of the devil.”
Martina Navratilova and John McEnroe are other tennis personalities who have also supported Murray’s request. In fact, they also suggest another name for the controversial track: Evonne Goolagong Arena, in honor of the first Aboriginal tennis player to win a Grand Slam.