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Roscoe Tanner

Tennis Player and Australian Open Roscoe Tanner

Profession: Tennis Player and Australian Open

Nationality:
United States of America
American

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
Birthplace: Kiawah Island, South Carolina, USA
Age: 68 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra

Events in the Life of Roscoe Tanner

  • 1977-01-09 Australian Open Men's Tennis: American Roscoe Tanner wins his first and only Grand Slam event; beats Guillermo Vilas of Argentina 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 American Roscoe Tanner fires 11 aces, breaks the net with his bullet serve and upsets top-seed Björn Borg 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 in the US Open Tennis quarterfinals

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