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Former tennis star jailed

NYCtennisfan
10-18-2005, 05:13 PM
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.

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2005/10/18/sports/s084258D49.DTL&type=sports

DhammaTiger
10-18-2005, 06:53 PM
very, very sad indeed. I remember watching his match against Borg on BBC.

NYCtennisfan
10-18-2005, 07:14 PM
The guy had a great serve even with those old wooden racquets. He wound up beating Borg at the USO later that year.

DhammaTiger
10-18-2005, 07:32 PM
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.