Former US tennis player John McEnroe (at left) watches as Australia’s Nick Kyrgios prepare to serve during a men’s singles match during the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 21. McEnroe wants the Margaret Court Arena to be renamed after Evonne Goolagong. Photo: AFP Former US tennis player John McEnroe (at left) watches as Australia’s Nick Kyrgios prepare to serve during a men’s singles match during the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 21. McEnroe wants the Margaret Court Arena to be renamed after Evonne Goolagong. Photo: AFP
Former US tennis player John McEnroe (at left) watches as Australia’s Nick Kyrgios prepare to serve during a men’s singles match during the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 21. McEnroe wants the Margaret Court Arena to be renamed after Evonne Goolagong. Photo: AFP
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Free speech served well in tennis row

  • Events at Australian Open involving sporting legends and organisers over the anti-gay views of Margaret Court show need not to give in to intolerance

Former US tennis player John McEnroe (at left) watches as Australia’s Nick Kyrgios prepare to serve during a men’s singles match during the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 21. McEnroe wants the Margaret Court Arena to be renamed after Evonne Goolagong. Photo: AFP Former US tennis player John McEnroe (at left) watches as Australia’s Nick Kyrgios prepare to serve during a men’s singles match during the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 21. McEnroe wants the Margaret Court Arena to be renamed after Evonne Goolagong. Photo: AFP
Former US tennis player John McEnroe (at left) watches as Australia’s Nick Kyrgios prepare to serve during a men’s singles match during the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 21. McEnroe wants the Margaret Court Arena to be renamed after Evonne Goolagong. Photo: AFP
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