Corrado Barazzutti

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Corrado Barazzutti
Corrado Barazzutti (Dutch Open).jpg
Barazzutti playing Australian David Carter in the third round of the 1978 Dutch Open in Hilversum.
Country  Italy
Residence Rome, Italy
Born (1953-02-19) February 19, 1953 (age 61)
Udine, Italy
Height 5'10" (178 cm)
Turned pro 1971
Retired 1984
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $775,783
Singles
Career record 307–222
Career titles 5
Highest ranking No. 7 (21 August 1978)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open SF (1978)
Wimbledon 2R (1980)
US Open SF (1977)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals RR (1978)
WCT Finals SF (1978)
Doubles
Career record 57–111
Career titles 1
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (1976)
Barazzutti at the Rome Masters in 2011.

Corrado Barazzutti (born 19 February 1953, in Udine) is a former Italian tennis player.

Tennis career[edit]

Barazzutti gained fame in 1971 by winning the Orange Bowl and the French Open Boys' Singles, and he turned professional in the same year. He had already been called to the Italy Davis Cup team the previous year, an event for which he would play a total of 44 matches. In 1976, Barazzutti played for the only victorious Italian Davis Cup team.

His career-high singles ranking was World No. 7, achieved in August 1978.

In Grand Slam tournaments, his best results are the semi-finals he reached in 1977 at the US Open and in 1978 at the French Open; in both occasions he was beaten in straight sets, by Jimmy Connors and Björn Borg respectively. Barazzutti won five career ATP tournaments.

Barazzutti is currently non-playing captain of the Italy Davis Cup team and the Italy Fed Cup team. Since he has been captain, the Italian Fed Cup team have won four times: 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2013.

ATP finals[edit]

Singles[edit]

Titles (5)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in final Score
1. 11 April 1976 ATP Nice, Nice Clay Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš 6–2, 2–6, 5–7, 7–6, 8–6
2. 25 April 1977 Charlotte WCT, Charlotte Carpet United States Eddie Dibbs 7–6, 6–0
3. 9 July 1977 Swedish Open, Båstad Clay Hungary Balázs Taróczy 7–6, 6–7, 6–2
4. 6 November 1977 Paris Open, Paris Hard indoor United States Brian Gottfried 7–6, 7–6, 6–7, 3–6, 6–4
5. 9 March 1980 Cairo Open, Cairo Clay Italy Paolo Bertolucci 6–4, 6–0

Runner-ups (8)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in final Score
1. 2 November 1975 Philippine International, Manila Hard Australia Ross Case 3–6, 1–6
2. 10 July 1976 Swedish Open, Båstad Clay Italy Antonio Zugarelli 6–4, 5–7, 2–6
3. 7 November 1976 Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo Hard United States Roscoe Tanner 3–6, 2–6
4. 10 April 1977 Monte Carlo Open, Monte-Carlo Clay Sweden Björn Borg 3–6, 5–7, 0–6
5. 30 April 1978 Alan King Tennis Classic, Las Vegas Hard United States Harold Solomon 1–6, 0–3, ret.
6. 23 July 1978 Swedish Open, Båstad Clay Sweden Björn Borg 1–6, 2–6
7. 23 September 1979 Campionati Internazionali di Sicilia, Palermo Clay Sweden Björn Borg 4–6, 0–6, 4–6
8. 4 November 1979 Paris Open, Paris Hard indoor United States Harold Solomon 3–6, 6–2, 3–6, 4–6

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