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Justin Gimelstob

Justin Gimelstob

Justin Gimelstob

Justin Gimelstob has worked with Tennis Channel since before his retirement from professional play in 2007, and frequently appears as an analyst for the network's tournament telecasts.

He won the Boy’s National Championships in an unprecedented three age groups (14s in 1991, 16s in 1993, and 18s in 1995) and led UCLA to the 1996 NCAA runner-up finish while winning the NCAA doubles title. At UCLA Gimelstob was an All-American in both singles and doubles, was the No. 1-ranked player in singles and doubles, and maintained the highest GPA (4.0) of any student athlete at UCLA. As a professional player he reached a career high of No. 63 in singles and No. 17 in doubles on the ATP Tour.

Gimelstob’s career also includes winning 13 doubles titles, and consecutive Grand Slam mixed doubles titles at the 1998 Australian Open and French Open, both with Venus Williams. He also advanced to the third round at Wimbledon three times and the third round of the US Open twice. In 2006, Gimelstob reached his first ATP singles final at the Hall of Fame Championships in Newport, R.I. He was also an active member of the U.S. Davis Cup team, for which he played in 1998 and 2001. In addition to Tennis Channel, he has worked with ESPN, Fox Sports Network, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the CBS Early Show and Extra.

He also dedicates his time to the Justin Gimelstob Children’s Fund, which he founded in 1998. Since its inception, Gimelstob has hosted events with the support of Andy Roddick, John McEnroe, Lindsay Davenport, Todd Martin, Jim Courier and many more, raising over 1 million dollars for The Valerie Fund, an organization that supports children with cancer and other blood disorders. He is also on the ATP World Tour Board of Directors as a representative of the players.