Justin Gimelstob
Justin Gimelstob
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  • Justin Gimelstob was elected to the ATP Board of Directors in June 2008. The New Jersey native is a former ATP pro who played from 1996-2007, capturing 13 career ATP doubles titles and two mixed doubles titles at the Australian Open and Roland Garros in 1998 (w/Venus Williams). He reached his lone ATP singles final in Newport in 2006. Justin currently is a commentator for the Tennis Channel, based in Santa Monica, California. A former ATP player and ATP Player Council member. He began serving as Player Board Representative for the Americas region in June 2008.

    Began playing tennis at age eight with older brother Josh and younger brother Russell. Won U.S. National Boys’ 18s singles title and reached Roland Garros junior doubles final in 1995. In 1993, finished as top player in U.S. in Boys’ 16s and in ‘91 in Boys’ 14s. Held a 4.0 (grade point average) in his freshman year at UCLA where he played in 1995-96. Reached NCAA team final (l. to Stanford) in 1996 with a 27-1 team record. Finished No. 2 in singles (behind Cecil Mamiit) and No. 1 in doubles (w/Muskatirovic). Won NCAA doubles title. Has hosted Justin Gimelstob Children’s Fund charity event to benefit children with cancer and blood diseases in his native New Jersey. At 2005 US Open, began writing a daily column for sportsillustrated.com and continued on a bi-weekly basis during rest of season. Hosted Open Access and provided commentary for The Tennis Channel while rehabbing his broken left foot in 2004. Inducted into Southern California Jewish Hall of Fame in 2003 and into Newark (N.J.) Academy Hall of Fame (his high school) in 2005. School’s tennis facility was named and dedicated to Justin and his brothers Josh and Russell.

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