Though Gimelstob played Federer twice, Rafa once, Hewitt four times, Murray once, Sampras four times, he says the best tennis ever played against him was by Roddick and Agassi...
He won 13 doubles titles in the ATP and won two mixed doubles majors, and he beat Hewitt, Rafter, Agassi. He was a top usta junior that actually made a good pro career, he could have been a total bust like John Roddick or David Witt or Kozlov. not an easy sport to make it in as we all know. As for his tv talent, he has become a very good commentator, not the best but he analyzes a match well and knows insights about each player, you can't deny his passion for the sport.The obviously were all first round matches because his win/loss ratio is awful. He was given so many wildcards by the USTA it is obscene. I was stunned he had coaching jobs and then to get a gig working as a commentator on the Tennis Channel was a real shocker. There are so many more accomplished players that have more insight that he had to offer. I was glad his felony charge contributed to the Tennis Channel dropping him and adding Jan Michael Gambill, and giving more air time for the well informed Jimmy Arias and others. I just don't see Gimelstob as having a significant professional career.