Paolo Bertolucci

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Paolo Bertolucci
Country  Italy
Residence Forte dei Marmi, Italy
Born (1951-08-03) 3 August 1951 (age 63)
Forte dei Marmi, Italy
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Retired 1983
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record 192–145
Career titles 6
Highest ranking No. 12 (23 August 1973)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open QF (1973)
Wimbledon 1R (1972)
US Open 1R (1973, 1976)
Doubles
Career record 187–120
Career titles 12
Highest ranking No. 27 (24 March 1980)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (1976)

Paolo Bertolucci (born 3 August 1951) is a former Italian tennis player, currently working as sport commentator for Italian Sky TV.

Born at Forte dei Marmi, Bertolucci won the Davis Cup with Italy in 1976. His greatest success on tour was the victory at the 1977 Hamburg Masters, where he beat Manuel Orantes in the final in four sets. In 1976 Bertolucci also won the Grand Prix tournaments of Florence and Barcelona. His career-high singles ranking was World No. 12, achieved in August 1973.

Paolo was non-playing-captain of Italy's Davis Cup team from 1997 to 2001.

Career finals[edit]

Singles: 12 (6–6)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 12 May 1974 Florence, Italy Clay Italy Adriano Panatta 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 26 May 1974 Bournemouth, England Clay Romania Ilie Năstase 1–6, 3–6, 0–6
Winner 1. 10 May 1975 Florence, Italy Clay France Georges Goven
Winner 2. 4 April 1976 Barcelona, Spain Clay Japan Jun Kuki 6–1, 3–6, 6–1, 7–6
Winner 3. 3 May 1976 Florence, Italy Clay France Patrick Proisy 6–7, 2–6, 6–3, 6–2, 10–8
Winner 4. 18 April 1977 Florence, Italy Clay United Kingdom John Feaver 6–4, 6–1, 7–5
Winner 5. 9 May 1977 Hamburg, Germany Clay Spain Manuel Orantes 6–3, 4–6, 6–2, 6–3
Winner 6. 13 June 1977 Berlin, Germany Clay Czech Republic Jiří Hřebec 6–4, 5–7, 4–6, 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 24 September 1978 Bournemouth, England Clay Spain José Higueras 2–6, 1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 3 March 1980 Cairo, Egypt Clay Italy Corrado Barazzutti 4–6, 0–6
Runner-up 5. 17 November 1980 Bologna, Italy Carpet (i) Czech Republic Tomáš Šmíd 5–7, 2–6
Runner-up 6. 13 Jun 1981 Venice, Italy Clay Bolivia Mario Martínez 4–6, 4–6

Doubles: 19 (12–7)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 30 Apr 1973 Florence, Italy Clay Italy Adriano Panatta Spain Juan Gisbert
Romania Ilie Năstase
6–3, 6–4
Winner 2. 12 May 1974 Florence, Italy Clay Italy Adriano Panatta Hungary Róbert Machán
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 26 May 1974 Bournemouth, England Clay Italy Corrado Barazzutti Spain Juan Gisbert
Romania Ilie Năstase
4–6, 2–6, 0–6
Winner 3. 8 July 1974 Bastad, Sweden Clay Italy Adriano Panatta Sweden Ove Nils Bengtson
Sweden Björn Borg
3–6, 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 27 January 1975 Richmond, Virginia Carpet (o) Italy Adriano Panatta Austria Hans Kary
United States Fred McNair
6–76, 7–5, 6–76
Winner 4. 6 February 1975 Bologna, Italy Carpet (i) Italy Adriano Panatta United States Arthur Ashe
Netherlands Tom Okker
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 17 February 1975 Barcelona, Spain Carpet (i) Italy Adriano Panatta United States Arthur Ashe
Netherlands Tom Okker
5–7, 1–6
Winner 5. 4 March 1975 London, England Carpet (i) Italy Adriano Panatta West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
West Germany Jürgen Pohmann
6–3, 6–4
Winner 6. 3 July 1975 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Italy Adriano Panatta France Patrice Dominguez
France François Jauffret
6–2, 6–2, 7–6
Winner 7. 10 November 1975 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Italy Adriano Panatta West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
West Germany Jürgen Pohmann
7–6, 6–7, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 4 July 1976 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Italy Adriano Panatta West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
West Germany Jürgen Pohmann
4–6, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 8. 14 May 1979 Florence, Italy Clay Italy Adriano Panatta United States Ivan Lendl
Czech Republic Pavel Složil
6–4, 6–3
Winner 9. 8 October 1979 Barcelona, Spain Clay Italy Adriano Panatta Brazil Carlos Kirmayr
Brazil Cassio Motta
6–4, 6–3
Winner 10. 31 March 1980 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Italy Adriano Panatta United States Vitas Gerulaitis
United States John McEnroe
6–2, 5–7, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 12 May 1980 Florence, Italy Clay Italy Adriano Panatta United States Gene Mayer
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
1–6, 4–6
Winner 11. 27 October 1980 Paris, France Carpet (i) Italy Adriano Panatta United States Brian Gottfried
South Africa Raymond Moore
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 9 March 1981 Florence, Italy Clay Italy Gianni Ocleppo Egypt Ismail El Shafei
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
7–6, 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 7. 11 May 1981 Florence, Italy Clay Italy Adriano Panatta Mexico Raúl Ramírez
Czech Republic Pavel Složil
3–6, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 12. 10 May 1982 Florence, Italy Clay Italy Adriano Panatta United States Sammy Giammalva
United States Tony Giammalva
7–6, 6–1

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