Roscoe Tanner

Tennis Player and Australian Open Roscoe Tanner Full Name: Roscoe Tanner

United States of America

Profession: Tennis Player and Australian Open
Why Famous: Famous for his big left-handed serve and for winning the men's singles title at the first of two Australian Open tournaments held in 1977.

Born: October 15, 1951 (67 years old)
Birthplace: Kiawah Island, South Carolina, USA

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra

Historical Events in the Life of Roscoe Tanner

  • 1977-01-09 65th Men's Australian Open: Roscoe Tanner beats Guillermo Vilas (6-3, 6-3, 6-3)
  • 1979-07-07 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Björn Borg beats American Roscoe Tanner 6-7, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 for his 4th consecutive Wimbledon title
  • 1979-09-05 Roscoe Tanner fires 11 aces, breaks the net with his bullet serve & upsets top-seeded Björn Borg in US Open Tennis quarterfinals

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