- Category : Tennis Player
- Type : PE
- Profile : 1/4 - Investigating / Opportunist
- Definition : Split - Small (45)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Maya 3
Roscoe Tanner (born October 15, 1951) is a former professional American male tennis player and World No. 4 in 1979.
He was born in Chattanooga and with Sandy Mayer helped to lead Stanford University's rise to the number 1 spot in collegiate tennis in 1973. Tanner played number one singles, with Mayer playing number two.
The team also featured Rick Fisher, Stanley Pasarell, Jim Delaney, James "Chico" Hagey, Gery Groslimond, Pat DuPre, and Paul Sidone. Tanner is best remembered for his devastating left-handed serve, his victory at the 1977 Australian Open (January) and 5-set loss to BjÃ¶rn Borg in the 1979 Wimbledon finals.
Of the winning 1973 Stanford tennis team, Tanner, Mayer and DuPre were all brothers in the Zeta Psi fraternity.
In 2005 he co-wrote his autobiography, "Double Fault: My Rise And Fall, And My Road Back".