Isner: 'Gimelstob should not leave ATP Board. Hewitt? He's being arrogant'


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Isner: 'Gimelstob should not leave ATP Board. Hewitt? He's being arrogant'

John Isner defended his former coach Justin Gimelstob from allegations of beating a male friend of his estranged wife, Cary. Gimelstob was released from prison on a $50,000 bail and he will attend his hearing on December 12.

'Of course, Justin is very close to me, as a friend and as a coach', said Isner. 'But even if he wasn't, at the current time I would still support him because he's innocent until proven guilty.

We'll know the facts soon enough. It might not be a popular opinion, but as of now, I have to give Justin benefit of the doubt.' Isner believes Gimelstob should not be thrown out of the ATP Board: 'I don't think [Justin] should take a leave right now.

We don't know the facts yet. Hewitt doesn't know the facts, either. He's the guy who was involved in his own nasty situation with James Blake [at the 2001 US Open], and I'm not calling for his head, or for him to step down from working with Tennis Australia.

He's being arrogant.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title