Roscoe Tanner Biography

Roscoe Tanner is a former American professional tennis player, who turned pro in 1972 and reached a career high world singles ranking of World No. 4 on July 30, 1979.

Tanner was famous for his big left-handed serve, which was clocked at 153 mph at Palm Springs in 1978 during the final against Raúl Ramírez. He is also known for winning the men's singles title at the first of two Australian Open tournaments held in 1977. Tanner won the tournament held in January, Vitas Gerulaitis won the December tournament. Tanner also reached the Wimbledon final in 1979, losing to Björn Borg in five sets.

Tanner has been in the news in recent years for his legal problems. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Roscoe Tanner
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Tennis player
Date of Birth:
October 15, 1951 (70)
Astrological Sign:
Libra
Roscoe Tanner Timeline
  • 1979-09-05
    Roscoe Tanner fires 11 aces, breaks the net with his bullet serve & upsets top-seeded Bjorn Borg in US Tennis Open quarterfinals
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