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Tennis analyst and coach Jan-Michael Gambill and his hunky partner keep up quarantine workouts!

When Jan-Michael Gambill played on the ATP Tour, he was always one of the players who you would love to watch practice – shirtless.

He had one of the best physiques in the men’s pro game as he reached a career-high ranking of 14th in the world and had wins over former #1 players Roger Federer, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Lleyton Hewitt and Carlos Moya.

Now 43, the one-time Wimbledon quarterfinalist is a commentator for Tennis Channel and has coached several players since his retirement from the game.

He also stays in superb shape as does his partner Malek Alqadi. They don’t talk about their relationship publicly but do give us glimpses into their life via social media.

They seem very happy – and fit!

Meanwhile, no active male player has ever come out publicly while on the tour and only one has since retirement: Brian Vahaly (see story HERE).

I hope someone will step up soon and come out publicly if they have the support systems in place, feel very strong about who they are, and have the physical, emotional, and mental strength to continue to perform at a high level.

Roger Federer has spoken out positively about the prospect of an active player coming out and retired American players James Blake, Andy Roddick, and Mardy Fish have been very public LGBT allies. We are still waiting for our male version of Martina Navratilova who came out publicly in 1981 and went on to dominate the sport for five solid years.

Related posts:

*** Tennis Flashback: The day I watched a shirtless Jan-Michael Gambill practice at tournament at UCLA

***Jan-Michael Gambill celebrates his 40th birthday – and an anniversary – in Paris with Malek Alqadi

***A stunning photo of Jan-Michael Gambill and Malek Alqadi during their ‘epic week’ in Acapulco

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