John Isner to be coached by Justin Gimelstob in 2015
John Isner announces a new coaching agreement with Justin Gimelstob for the 2015 campaign
John Isner has announced a new coaching agreement with former player and current Tennis Channel broadcaster, Justin Gimelstob, for the 2015 season.
Gimelstob is an American broadcaster, ATP Board Member, producer and former ATP professional, who won 13 ATP doubles titles.
“I’m really excited to start working with Justin,” said American Isner, 29.
With Justin I believe I will have a strong, and passionate new voice on my team
“He has so much experience within the tennis business and I’ve long respected his knowledge of the sport. I think it will be great for me to have a new perspective helping me with my game.
“I had a great run with Mike [Sell] and feel I really learned a lot from him throughout the course of our coaching relationship.
“I just thought it was time to try something new, and with Justin I believe I will have a strong, and passionate new voice on my team. In spending some time with Justin throughout the fall I have full confidence that he has a clear vision for my game and an understanding of what I need to do in order to play my best tennis.”
Gimelstob added: “John is a very unique talent, a great guy both on and off the court and I am thrilled to be able to be a part of his team.
“Coaching is in my blood. My father and uncle were both basketball coaches and I had the good fortune of working with some of the best tennis coaches in the world during my career.
“I have the highest regard for the level of commitment coaching a player of John’s pedigree entails. I am excited for the new challenge, and look forward to pursuing it with a player that I believe in so much.
“I have had a great relationship with John for years and think we will communicate really well as player and coach.”