Monday, November 19, 2012

Justin Gimelstob

Justin Gimelstob appeared on a podcast, he briefly spoke about doping (listen from 17:53 to 19:40). He describes the tennis anti-doping regime as "strict," "intense," and "formidable." He offers no hard evidence supporting his beliefs. Gimelstob sits as a player representative on the ATP Management Board.


  1. I don't like to outright bash people often, but Gimelstob has proven himself to be a moron time and time again with his comments on an array of topics.

  2. At this point, bashing those close to tennis is useless. They aren't going to bite the hand that feeds them. At least not publicly.

    1. Agree with this. Jim Courier and John McEnroe have backed off their previous doping comments they made when they were players.

      No one who makes their living from tennis commentary or journalism is going to risk alienating the tennis community by saying the doping policies for tennis are terrible.

  3. This is too funny even to get annoyed about, it's a joke.

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  5. Gimelstob, gimme a break!

    Not only does he torture us frequently with his redundant commentary, now he also tries his hand at giving new definitions to the meaning of familiar words! This needs to stop.

    Let me translate that for you, I am fluent in Gimelstoblian:

    In Gimelstoblian, 'strict' means 'full of loopholes'.
    And 'formidable' translates 'a load of crap'.
    Now 'intense' then, in gimelstoblian tongue, would mean literally 'predictable'.

    There you go! Now it all makes sense!

  6. What is odd is that as a player, Gimelstob suffered from cramping and exhaustion -- while his opponents did not. I wonder if he ever stopped to think, "Why are some of these guys never getting tired?"

  7. So, Gimelstob is in an "actor" as well, staring in an upcoming CSI episode:

    "The three tennis personalities will appear as themselves when the CSI team investigates the death of a professional female tennis player."

    Let me guess, the death will not be attributed to use of illegal PEDs. Instead, an intruder will come to her home, she will run to the panic room, but trip on some glass and die from that.

    Too bad they don't have Dr. del Moral starring in the same episode as the doctor trying to save the tennis player's life -- he is, after all, the best doctor for everything.