lets face it, the results of the 'gay poll' here reveal that 17% of us are gay guys and 27% are straight. on the WTA boards, its even a greater percentage. That's OVER 50% and is far from the 10/90 percentages of general society.
what are the dynamics at work which make this the case? and we have to imagine-- while there arent any 'out' pro players officially-- that this (at least) over 30% statistic would be true among our favorite male players as well. (god forbid 50%, we'd really have to dig through some ATP lockerroom closets!)
i think it may have to do with the fact that tennis is not exactly a direct contact sport nor exactly a pure athletic sport, but just as much a thinkers & intuitive sport. and also, that being a gay or bi youth tends to isolate you a bit and tennis is an individual's sport, apart from the usual trappings of a 'team'...
and of course, that its basically a game about stroking balls with a large stick. It may just turn people gay.