...so similar yet so different.It stunned to me how everybody was calling them the next US big champs at the late 70´s, and discovering how paralel their lifestyles, careers and personalities look. Similarities: -.Both won the AO -.Both had a xinx against one of the big three of their generation.Vitas beat Mac and Connors at majors but never Borg while Rosocoe beat Connors and Borg but he couldn´t beat Mac -.Both won a DC title -.Both had a superb 1979 yr, ranking 4th and 5th in the world -.Both came off rich families -.Both had flamboyant personalities...Roscoe was born in a noble southern (Tenesse) family and Vitas in flamboyant NY -.Both loved ( and Roscoe even lived off) women and were considered twoi great womanists -.thier US and W records are reversed.Vitas reached one US final plus two semis and also two W semis.while Rosocoe did the other way round, reaching a W final + 2 semis and also a couple of US semis -.Both had a sad end: Vitas died of monoxide inhalation and Roscoe has been prosecuted by world wide police because of fraud and bankrupcy ( women again..) -.Of course, both loved Jet Set kind of life -.Vitas beat Tanner at 79 US semi ( trailing two sets down) and the Wimbledon fourth round of 1982 -.They were ssomewhat menthally unconsistent.After playing a big match, next day they went down or played slippery NOT SIMILAR AT -.Style: Gerulaitis had a nice all round court, extremely quick but no major weapon and serve was definitely a liability.Roscoe was solid at the net and at the back but his best weapon by far was his first serve, one of the best ever, and he lacked mobility.Both had excellent stamina tough. -.Vitas did better indoors, with a WCT title - plus two semis- and two Masters finals.Tanner was very good indoors but, other than his Philadelphia title in 1981, his record is poorer. -.Clay courts: Vitas learned to play on clay and became a top class clay courter, with 2 IO wins, a FO final and a semi, a great clay record that Tanner was very far from achieving.Not to mention that Vitas also won the prestigious WCT invitational on Forest Hills clay court with a great final victory over Mc Enroe -.friends on tour: Vitas had a love-hate relationship with Borg,Mac,possibly close to Vilas and for a while, Connors.Roscoe had a love-hate relationship with Connors, hated Vilas and was closer to the Connors gang (Gottfried and Dibbs) of course, and that is something they had in common...both disliked Ivan Lendl. -.vitas had a pattented long hair.Tanner had short , curly hair that he cut before starting his great 1979 season ( he said that he was bothered by his hair) Any comments on those twin yet so different guys?