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Former tennis star jailed

Sad really. Roscoe Tanner's 5 set defeat to Borg in the 1979 Wimby final was the first time NBC started showing the Wimbledon final live here in the states.

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Re: Former tennis star Roscoe Tanner Jailed

very, very sad indeed. I remember watching his match against Borg on BBC.

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Re: Former tennis star Roscoe Tanner Jailed

The guy had a great serve even with those old wooden racquets. He wound up beating Borg at the USO later that year.
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i remember he had the fastest serve in the world in that era. It's just goes to prove that players are humans and liable to have ups and downs in their lives. I am sad for him.

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