Roscoe Tanner

Roscoe Tanner
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Country (sports)   United States
Residence Kiawah Island, South Carolina
Born (1951-10-15) October 15, 1951 (age 66)
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Turned pro 1972
Retired 1985
Plays Left-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,696,198
Singles
Career record 587-288
Career titles 17
Highest ranking No. 4 (July 30, 1979)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W ( 1977Jan)
French Open 4R ( 1978)
Wimbledon F ( 1979)
US Open SF ( 1974, 1979)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals RR ( 1976, 1977, 1979, 1981)
WCT Finals SF ( 1981)
Doubles
Career record 272-182
Career titles 13
Highest ranking No. 14 (August 23, 1977)

Roscoe Tanner (born October 15, 1951) is a retired American professional tennis player, who turned pro in 1972 [1] 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. [2] [3] [4] 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.

Early life

Leonard Roscoe Tanner III [5] hailed from Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, graduated from Baylor School [6] in Chattanooga, and with teammate Sandy Mayer helped to lead Stanford University's rise to national prominence in collegiate tennis. Tanner played number one singles, with Mayer playing number two. In 1972, Tanner and Mayer won the NCAA doubles championship, and the Stanford team finished second in the NCAA tournament, behind Trinity (TX). The team also featured Chico Hagey, Rick Fisher, Jim Delaney, Gery Groslimond, Chip Fisher, Paul Sidone and Tim Noonan.

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