Andy Murray has become the first leading player to call on Justin Gimelstob to quit his role on the Association of Tennis Professionals board after the American was sentenced following assault charges.
Gimelstob, himself a former professional tennis player, pleaded no contest and was given three years’ probation and 60 hours of community service by a Los Angeles court on Monday.
Despite the verdict, Gimelstob remains on the ATP board, where his allies reportedly include World No.1 Novak Djokovic, and appears keen to extend his role as a tennis administrator.
But British tennis great Murray, a three-time Grand Slam champion and double Olympic gold medallist, told the UK’s Sunday Telegraph newspaper: “I don’t see how, with everything that has gone on, how it’s possible for him to remain in a position of authority or management at the ATP right now.”
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