Justin Gimelstob is an American broadcaster, producer and former tennis professional. Justin won 13 ATP doubles titles, as well as consecutive Grand Slam mixed doubles titles with Venus Williams at the 1998 Australian Open and French Open. He won the Boy’s National Championships in an unprecedented three age groups (14’s in 1991, 16’s in 1993, and 18’s in 1995) and led UCLA to an NCAA runner-up finish and won the NCAA Doubles title in 1996. While at UCLA, Justin was an All-American in both singles and doubles, was the #1 ranked player in singles and doubles, and maintained the highest GPA (4.0) of any student athlete at UCLA. Justin reached a career high of #63 in singles and #18 in doubles on the ATP World Tour. Justin was also an active member of the US Davis Cup Team. Justin retired from the ATP World Tour after the 2007 season and made a successful transition into sports and entertainment broadcasting.
Justin has worked with Tennis Channel, CBS, NBC, Fox Sports, Fox Sports Radio, ESPN, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, CNN, TV Guide and Extra. Through his production company, “Without Limits Productions” Justin also hosts and co-produces a show about life on the ATP World Tour called, “ATP World Tour Uncovered” which is distributed to over 150 countries worldwide. He also hosts and produces “Players Give Back” a yearly look at the tennis community’s commitment to philanthropy. Justin also hosts his own long form interview show called “Holding Court With Justin Gimelstob” where he has interviewed guests from the tennis, sports, and entertainment worlds, ranging from Rafael Nadal, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Serena Williams and Lindsey Vonn to Greg Norman and Randy Jackson.
Justin is serving his 3rd term on the ATP World Tour Board of Directors as a representative of the players and has been one of the most successful advocates for player’s rights since the Tour’s inception. The ATP recently named Justin the Chairman of Player Business. Justin is also a worldwide ambassador for Technology Company SAP, Babolat, Nike, and Zico Coconut water.
Justin is passionate about philanthropy, and dedicates time to the Justin Gimelstob Children’s Fund. Since the Fund’s inception in 1998, Justin has hosted events with the support of Pete Sampras, Andy Roddick, John McEnroe, Lindsay Davenport, James Blake and the Bryan twins, and has donated over 1 million dollars to The Valerie Fund, an organization that supports children with cancer and other blood disorders.
Justin married Cary Kendall Sinnott in a beautiful ceremony in Laguna Beach, California May 19th 2012, and they welcomed their first child, son Brandon Graves Gimelstob, September 3rd, 2013. They live in Santa Monica, California.