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Away from courtroom drama, Justin Gimelstob - Paes & Bhupathi's ex-doubles partner - shows up at tennis court

Despite his divisive personality, Gimelstob has risen in administration and coaching.

, ET Bureau|
Apr 09, 2019, 01.27 PM IST
Justin Gimelstob
Justin Gimelstob, the ex-doubles partner of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi, is an accused in a battery case.
Tennis fans were surprised to see the influential but tainted Justin Gimelstob attending recent tournaments in the US. The ex-doubles partner of India’s Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi is an accused in a battery case. He is also in a custody battle with his ex-wife over their son.

Gimelstob, who has competed in the Chennai Open, is accused of assaulting Randall Kaplan, a friend of his ex-wife, in the presence of Kaplan’s two-year-old daughter. And in 2008, Gimelstob gave a radio interview in which he spoke about women players in graphic and sexist terms.
Justin Gimelstob
Justin Gimelstob

Despite his divisive personality, Gimelstob has risen in administration and coaching due to a decent playing career and networking skills.

As to why he was courtside, he is a friend and coach to American pro John Isner. To the delight of many, Isner was thrashed in Miami by the eternally classy Roger Federer, words not many would currently use to describe Gimelstob.

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