Former tennis star Justin Gimelstob has resigned from the ATP board after being sentenced for assault.
The American was given three years probation and 60 days community service following a “no contest” plea to a battery charge.
Gimelstob, who also worked as a TV commentator and coach, did not admit guilt after an altercation with former friend Randall Kaplan.
Great Britain’s Andy Murray and Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka had suggested he should leave his role as a player representative and in a statement, he has confirmed his decision to step down.
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He wrote on Facebook: “Given the current climate I do not deserve to be in this position of influence. “That evening compromised the sport and the people that entrusted me with the authority to represent them. “My job was to best represent the players, the ATP, and be a custodian of the sport.
My choices and actions last Halloween night prohibit me from doing that at this time. “My role is designed to work on behalf of the players and the sport and it is clear that I have now become a significant burden and distraction to both. “That is not something that could or should continue.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.