Double Fault: My Rise and Fall, and My Road Back

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Triumph Books, Sep 1, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
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A confessional story that reads like fiction, this is the true story of a famed tennis star who went from being ranked fourth in the world, dueling the sport s greatest players to lying to police in several countries to avoid jail. Roscoe Tanner s life is a complicated story that include years of one-night stands with groupies, a private fortune amassed and then lost, multiple failed marriages and relationships, business plans that fizzled, fleeing to Europe for a last chance, the pounding on the door by two German detectives that led to an involuntary stay in the Karlsruhe jail, and, ultimately, finding redemption. Double Fault is Tanner's story-arrests, cons, lies, and all in an attempt to share it with others to prove that when you hit bottom you can still pick yourself up, dust yourself off and keep moving forward."
 

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Contents

Foreword by Stan Smith
Acknowledgments
In Hot Water
Cell 155
My FirstServe 4 Down on the Farm
PlayingforPay 6 Taking to the Tour
Breakfast at Wimbledon
Transition Game
Break Point
All Hotand Bothered 11 CampingOut with David
Tampa Time
In Limbo
A New Start 15 Life ontheOutside

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Roscoe Tanner was one of professional tennis's strongest left-handed players during his years on the men's professional circuit from 1972 to 1984. He won a Grand Slam singles championship at the Australian Open in 1977. After his professional career ended, he played briefly on the senior tour before becoming a tennis instructor. Mike Yorkey has authored, coauthored, or collaborated on 50 books, including Holding Serve by Michael Chang; In His Court by Betsy Nagelsen McCormack; and Up, Up, and Away with Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. He lives in the San Diego area. Stan Smith is a former professional tennis player and a two-time Grand Slam singles champion. Roscoe Tanner was one of professional tennis's strongest left-handed players during his years on the men's professional circuit from 1972 to 1984. He won a Grand Slam singles championship at the Australian Open in 1977. After his professional career ended, he played briefly on the senior tour before becoming a tennis instructor. Mike Yorkey has authored, coauthored, or collaborated on 50 books, including Holding Serve by Michael Chang; In His Court by Betsy Nagelsen McCormack; and Up, Up, and Away with Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. He lives in the San Diego area. Stan Smith is a former professional tennis player and a two-time Grand Slam singles champion. Roscoe Tanner was one of professional tennis's strongest left-handed players during his years on the men's professional circuit from 1972 to 1984. He won a Grand Slam singles championship at the Australian Open in 1977. After his professional career ended, he played briefly on the senior tour before becoming a tennis instructor. Mike Yorkey has authored, coauthored, or collaborated on 50 books, including Holding Serve by Michael Chang; In His Court by Betsy Nagelsen McCormack; and Up, Up, and Away with Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. He lives in the San Diego area. Stan Smith is a former professional tennis player and a two-time Grand Slam singles champion.

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