Claudio Panatta

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Claudio Panatta
Country (sports) Italy
Born (1960-02-02) 2 February 1960 (age 55)
Rome, Italy
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro 1979
Retired 1989
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $455,711
Singles
Career record 105–143
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 46 (18 June 1984)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 3R (1984, 1986)
Wimbledon 2R (1982, 1983, 1987)
US Open 2R (1982, 1985)
Doubles
Career record 115–135
Career titles 6
Highest ranking No. 45 (26 September 1988)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open 2R (1985, 1988)
Wimbledon 1R (1983, 1984, 1985)
US Open 2R (1982)

Claudio Panatta (born 2 February 1960 in Rome, Italy) is a former Italian tennis player and younger brother of 1976 French Open champion Adriano Panatta.

Panatta won 6 doubles titles and 1 singles title during his professional career. The right-hander reached his highest singles ATP ranking on June 18, 1984, when he became the number 46 in the world.

Panatta participated in eight Davis Cup ties for Italy from 1983–87, posting a 5-8 record in singles and a 2-4 record in doubles.

During his career he beat: Jimmy Arias, Josè Luis Clerc, Andrè Agassi, Johan Kriek, Josè Higueras, Kim Warwick, Victor Pecci, Guillermo Perez Roldan, Emilio Sanchez, Adriano Panatta, Corrado Barazzutti, Antonio Zugarelli, Francesco Cancellotti, and Paolo Canè.

Career ATP titles[edit]

Singles titles (1)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1982 Cairo, Egypt Clay Australia Brad Drewett 3–6, 3–6
Winner 1. 1985 Bari, Italy Clay United States Lawson Duncan 6–2, 1–6, 7–6
Runner-up 2. 1985 Bologna, Italy Clay France Thierry Tulasne 2–6, 0–6
Runner-up 3. 1988 Florence, Italy Clay Italy Massimiliano Narducci 6–3, 1–6, 1–6

Doubles titles (6)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1985 Nice, France Clay Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil France Loïc Courteau
France Guy Forget
3–6, 6–3, 8–6
Winner 2. 1985 Bari, Italy Clay Argentina Alejandro Ganzábal United States Marcel Freeman
Australia Laurie Warder
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 1985 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Italy Paolo Canè Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
3–6, 6–3, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 1986 Bologna, Italy Clay United States Blaine Willenborg Italy Paolo Canè
Italy Simone Colombo
1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 1986 Athens, Greece Clay Peru Carlos di Laura Czechoslovakia Libor Pimek
United States Blaine Willenborg
7–5, 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 1986 Barcelona, Spain Clay Peru Carlos di Laura Sweden Jan Gunnarsson
Sweden Joakim Nyström
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 1987 Bologna, Italy Clay United States Blaine Willenborg Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
3–6, 2–6
Winner 3. 1987 Palermo, Italy Clay Mexico Leonardo Lavalle Czechoslovakia Petr Korda
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
3–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 4. 1988 Bordeaux, France Clay Sweden Joakim Nyström Argentina Christian Miniussi
Italy Diego Nargiso
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 1988 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Sweden Joakim Nyström Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
4–6, 6–7
Winner 5. 1988 Bari, Italy Clay Austria Thomas Muster Italy Francesco Cancellotti
Italy Simone Colombo
6–3, 6–1
Winner 6. 1989 Athens, Greece Clay Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd Argentina Gustavo Giussani
Argentina Gerardo Mirad
6–3, 6–2

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