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March 1, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
Justin Gimelstob certainly is no Martin Luther King. But he has a dream. He is unhappy that professional tennis left Los Angeles and he wants it back. To that end, the first L.A. Tennis Challenge will be played Monday night at Pauley Pavilion. It is an exhibition, not a real tournament. Former tour player Gimelstob and his co-host, current player Mardy Fish, want the public to think of it as a bridge to the future. This is the city of Jack Kramer and Pete Sampras, to name just two, and Gimelstob feels that, if nothing else, their legacy deserves more than vacant dates and empty courts.
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March 1, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
Justin Gimelstob certainly is no Martin Luther King. But he has a dream. He is unhappy that professional tennis left Los Angeles and he wants it back. To that end, the first L.A. Tennis Challenge will be played Monday night at Pauley Pavilion. It is an exhibition, not a real tournament. Former tour player Gimelstob and his co-host, current player Mardy Fish, want the public to think of it as a bridge to the future. This is the city of Jack Kramer and Pete Sampras, to name just two, and Gimelstob feels that, if nothing else, their legacy deserves more than vacant dates and empty courts.
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September 5, 1999 | BILL DWYRE
Andre Agassi and Justin Gimelstob, a couple of guys with a fun history, had kind of a fun time with the blimp floating overhead Saturday during Agassi's 6-1, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory. During the 1998 Los Angeles tournament at UCLA, Gimelstob, a former UCLA player, beat Patrick Rafter in the quarterfinals and immediately declared that the Los Angeles Center at UCLA was "his house."
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March 7, 1996 | From Associated Press
Wild-card entry Justin Gimelstob, a UCLA sophomore, defeated eighth-seeded Jonas Bjorkman of Sweden, 2-6, 7-5, 6-2, to move into the quarterfinals of the $328,000 Franklin Templeton Tennis Classic on Wednesday. The 19-year-old from Morristown, N.J., ranked 436th on the ATP Tour, rallied from a 6-2, 2-0 deficit. Gimelstob will play his first career quarterfinal Friday against top-seeded South African Wayne Ferreira, who beat Brett Steven, 6-4, 6-4. "I'm pretty fired up.
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July 27, 2002 | Lauren Peterson
Justin Gimelstob is making a comeback in more ways than one this week at the Mercedes-Benz Cup at UCLA. Gimelstob, who played two seasons of college tennis for the Bruins, has made himself at home in the doubles tournament at L.A., where he will make his third consecutive appearance in the semifinals today. He and Michael Llodra of France will face cousins Prakash and Stephen Amritraj tonight after upsetting top-seeded Don Johnson and Jared Palmer, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7), in Thursday's quarterfinals.
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May 23, 1996 | By RAY GLIER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
UCLA's Justin Gimelstob arrived here for the NCAA tennis championships favored to win a team championship with the Bruins and an individual championship on his own. He got neither. The UCLA All-American, seeded first in the 64-player individual tournament and the dominant player in college tennis this season, was upset in the opening round Wednesday, 6-3, 6-2, by Wichita State's Phil Cooper. Cooper was not ranked among the top 100 players in the country.
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May 23, 1996 | RAY GLIER
UCLA's Justin Gimelstob arrived in Athens, Ga., for the NCAA tennis championships favored to win a team championship with the Bruins and an individual championship on his own. He got neither. The UCLA All-American, seeded first in the 64-player individual tournament and the dominant player in college tennis this season, was upset in the opening round Wednesday, 6-3, 6-2, by Wichita State's Phil Cooper. Cooper, 23, from Birmingham, England, was not ranked among the top 100 players in the country.
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July 24, 2000 | VALERIE GUTIERREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After Justin Gimelstob beat Australia's Patrick Rafter in the quarterfinals of the 1998 Mercedes-Benz Cup, he promptly declared that the Los Angeles Tennis Center at UCLA was "his house." Gimelstob will have another chance to prove he is a worthy tenant when he begins play today against James Sekulov of Australia. Gimelstob is in tonight's featured match. Play begins at 11:30 a.m.
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August 1, 1998 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Justin Gimelstob didn't have one victory celebration on Friday night. He had two. Gimelstob, 21, thought he had pulled off the biggest victory of his young career when he smashed an overhead past top-seeded Patrick Rafter of Australia on his second match point. The excitable Gimelstob, who played his collegiate tennis at UCLA, started jumping around in jubilation. One problem. The shot was wide. So Gimelstob kept at it and finally knocked off the reigning U.S.
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July 27, 2002 | Lauren Peterson
Justin Gimelstob is making a comeback in more ways than one this week at the Mercedes-Benz Cup at UCLA. Gimelstob, who played two seasons of college tennis for the Bruins, has made himself at home in the doubles tournament at L.A., where he will make his third consecutive appearance in the semifinals today. He and Michael Llodra of France will face cousins Prakash and Stephen Amritraj tonight after upsetting top-seeded Don Johnson and Jared Palmer, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7), in Thursday's quarterfinals.
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August 30, 2001 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
How does this sound for a second-round match at the U.S. Open? The man from Split and a man almost hit by spit: Goran Ivanisevic of Croatia and his split personalities facing Justin Gimelstob. On Wednesday, Gimelstob's adventures on the Grandstand Court overshadowed the Wimbledon champion's first match at the Open.
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July 28, 2000 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Unseeded Justin Gimelstob, overcoming a big deficit and his opponent's big serve, upset second-seeded Mark Philippoussis, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3), Thursday night in the second round of the Mercedes-Benz Cup at the Los Angeles Tennis Center, putting another big name out of the tournament and himself in the quarterfinals. The upset at UCLA by the former Bruin left fourth-seeded Michael Chang as the highest remaining seeded player.
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July 24, 2000 | VALERIE GUTIERREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After Justin Gimelstob beat Australia's Patrick Rafter in the quarterfinals of the 1998 Mercedes-Benz Cup, he promptly declared that the Los Angeles Tennis Center at UCLA was "his house." Gimelstob will have another chance to prove he is a worthy tenant when he begins play today against James Sekulov of Australia. Gimelstob is in tonight's featured match. Play begins at 11:30 a.m.
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September 5, 1999 | BILL DWYRE
Andre Agassi and Justin Gimelstob, a couple of guys with a fun history, had kind of a fun time with the blimp floating overhead Saturday during Agassi's 6-1, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory. During the 1998 Los Angeles tournament at UCLA, Gimelstob, a former UCLA player, beat Patrick Rafter in the quarterfinals and immediately declared that the Los Angeles Center at UCLA was "his house."
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September 25, 1998 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jan-Michael Gambill was waxing poetic Thursday about the similarities of his native Spokane, Wash., and Milwaukee--apparently there are some--and mentioned the foliage here. His Davis Cup teammate, Justin Gimelstob, leaned forward and took over the proceedings at the draw ceremony downtown. "I don't know about the foliage, or whatever that is, but we got to see [Mark] McGwire hit his home run on Sunday," Gimelstob said. "That was sweet. And we had a couple of those hot dog things.
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July 28, 2000 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Unseeded Justin Gimelstob, overcoming a big deficit and his opponent's big serve, upset second-seeded Mark Philippoussis, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3), Thursday night in the second round of the Mercedes-Benz Cup at the Los Angeles Tennis Center, putting another big name out of the tournament and himself in the quarterfinals. The upset at UCLA by the former Bruin left fourth-seeded Michael Chang as the highest remaining seeded player.
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August 30, 2001 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
How does this sound for a second-round match at the U.S. Open? The man from Split and a man almost hit by spit: Goran Ivanisevic of Croatia and his split personalities facing Justin Gimelstob. On Wednesday, Gimelstob's adventures on the Grandstand Court overshadowed the Wimbledon champion's first match at the Open.
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August 1, 1998 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Justin Gimelstob didn't have one victory celebration on Friday night. He had two. Gimelstob, 21, thought he had pulled off the biggest victory of his young career when he smashed an overhead past top-seeded Patrick Rafter of Australia on his second match point. The excitable Gimelstob, who played his collegiate tennis at UCLA, started jumping around in jubilation. One problem. The shot was wide. So Gimelstob kept at it and finally knocked off the reigning U.S.
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May 23, 1996 | By RAY GLIER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
UCLA's Justin Gimelstob arrived here for the NCAA tennis championships favored to win a team championship with the Bruins and an individual championship on his own. He got neither. The UCLA All-American, seeded first in the 64-player individual tournament and the dominant player in college tennis this season, was upset in the opening round Wednesday, 6-3, 6-2, by Wichita State's Phil Cooper. Cooper was not ranked among the top 100 players in the country.
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