No 2019 Wimbledon Royal Box invite for Justin Gimelstob, ATP still to decide his future

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Justin Gimelstob won’t be invited to attend the Royal Box at Wimbledon this year with the All England Lawn Tennis Club making it clear that he is not welcome at SW19.

The American is a member of the three-man ATP Player Board representative, a commentator for Tennis Channel and also had a couple of stints as John Isner’s coach.

However, he has hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons recently after he was charged with felony battery for attacking a former friend during a Halloween party in 2018.

He pleaded “no contest” to the battery charge and was handed three years probation and 60 days community service in a Los Angeles Court on Monday.

The ATP confirmed on Tuesday that they would decide his future in May with a statement saying: “The decision was taken to let the judicial process run its course before any judgement was made on his future, so with that process complete this is now a subject for review by the board and/or the player council.

“As a related matter, the election for the role of the next Americas player representative on the ATP board – the position currently held by Gimelstob – will take place as scheduled on Tuesday, 14 May, in Rome.”

However, the All England Club went a step further and announced that he is not welcome at Wimbledon.

“The AELTC can confirm that Justin Gimelstob has not been and will not be invited to participate in the Invitational events, or to attend the Royal Box at The Championships in 2019,” a statement said.

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