ROSCOE TANNER

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

10/15/1951

Birthplace:

Chattanooga, USA

Residence:

N/A

Height:

6'0'' / 183 cm

Weight:

170 lbs / 77 kg

Last Update:

September 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

481

Roscoe Tanner's Strengths

Serve

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 2.5 times more Aces/Service Winners than his Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Percentage (46%)
    * First Serve Won Points (86%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (49%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (63%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (7%)

Return

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Very high Ratio of Points with the Backhand Return
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (52%)

Weaknesses:

    * 15% fewer Points & 80% more Errors with the Return than his Rivals on Average
    * Very High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return

Forehand

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * 40% fewer Errors with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Forehand Attack on a short ball
    * Forehand Pass

Weaknesses:

    * 40% fewer Points with the Forehand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand in any Directions
    * Won 28% of the Poitns after playing a Forehands Down the Line
    * Forehand Drop Shot (not really played)

Backhand

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * None
    * 40% fewer Points for the Same Ratio of Errors than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Won 33% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Won 31% of the Points after playing a Backhans Slice
    * Backhand Drop Shot (not really played)

Volley

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 60% more Points with the Volley than his Rivals on Average
    * Total of Points won at the Net (71%)
    * Serve & Volley (63% of his total points won)
    * Baseline Approach (6% of his total points won)

Weaknesses:

    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (62%)

Rosco Tanner's Game Style

Server

Very high

In the history of tennis, Roscoe Tanner was probably the first dominant Server. Among all the players of his era, his first serve was the most effective. He made 2.5 more aces/service winners than his rivals on average and when his first serve was in, 63% of the time it was unreturned. However, the price he had to pay to get such an effective first serve was a very low first serve percentage (46%) and also a low second serve won points (49%).

Puncher

Very high

When he had to play from the back of the court, Roscoe Tanner was much a Puncher than a Retriever or a Tempo player. It means that he could take risks with his forehand.

Tempo Player

Very low

Roscoe Tanner cannot be regarded as a Tempo player at all. Tempo players are baseline players who hit strong on both sides close to their baseline and this was not his case.

Offensive Player

Very high

Most of the time Roscoe Tanner was a serve & volleyer (Offensive). 63% of his total points were won playing that game style. It was a common game style when he played and the best one to optimize his serve and net game. On his return games, he also came in as soon as he had a chance but he only won a low ratio of points (38%).

Retriever

Very low

Winning only 28% of his points by the errors of his rivals, Roscoe Tanner was nothing but a Retriever. His Serve & Offensive game style were far too big to count on his opponents' mistakes to win a match.

Australian Open 1977

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