Corrado Barazzutti

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Corrado Barazzutti
Tennis Melkhuisje, halve finales Barazzutti in actie tegen Carter, Bestanddeelnr 929-8372.jpg
Barazzutti playing Australian David Carter in the third round of the 1978 Dutch Open in Hilversum.
Country (sports) Italy
ResidenceRome, Italy
Born (1953-02-19) 19 February 1953 (age 68)
Udine, Italy
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro1971
Retired1984
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$775,783
Singles
Career record307–222
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 7 (21 August 1978)
Grand Slam Singles results
French OpenSF (1978)
Wimbledon2R (1980)
US OpenSF (1977)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsRR (1978)
WCT FinalsSF (1978)
Doubles
Career record57–111
Career titles1
Team competitions
Davis CupW (1976)
Barazzutti at the Rome Masters in 2011.

Corrado Barazzutti (born 19 February 1953, in Udine) is a former tennis player from Italy.[1] His career-high singles ranking was World No. 7, achieved in August 1978.[2]

After his player career Barazzutti was non-playing captain of the Italy Davis Cup team and the Italy Fed Cup team.[1] Since he has been captain, the Italian Fed Cup team have won the Fed Cup (now known as Billie Jean King Cup) four times: 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2013.[3]

Career[edit]

As player[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 been called to the Italy Davis Cup team the previous year, an event which he played a total of 44 matches. In 1976, Barazzutti played for the only victorious Italian Davis Cup team.[4]

In Grand Slam tournaments, his best results are the semifinals in 1977 at the US Open and in 1978 at the French Open; he was beaten in straight sets by Jimmy Connors and Björn Borg respectively. Barazzutti won five career ATP tournaments.[5]

Singles finals (5 titles, 8 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0–0)
Grand Prix Masters (0–0)
Grand Prix (5–8)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Nov 1975 Philippine International, Manila Hard Australia Ross Case 2–6, 1–6
Win 1. Apr 1976 ATP Nice, Nice Clay Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš 6–2, 2–6, 5–7, 7–6, 8–6
Loss 2. Jul 1976 Swedish Open, Båstad Clay Italy Tonino Zugarelli 6–4, 5–7, 2–6[6]
Loss 3. Nov 1976 Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo Hard United States Roscoe Tanner 3–6, 2–6
Loss 4. Apr 1977 Monte Carlo Open, Monte-Carlo Clay Sweden Björn Borg 3–6, 5–7, 0–6
Win 2. Apr 1977 Charlotte WCT, Charlotte Clay United States Eddie Dibbs 7–6, 6–0
Win 3. Jul 1977 Swedish Open, Båstad Clay Hungary Balázs Taróczy 7–6, 6–7, 6–2
Win 4. Nov 1977 Paris Open, Paris Hard (i) United States Brian Gottfried 7–6, 7–6, 6–7, 3–6, 6–4
Loss 5. Apr 1978 Alan King Tennis Classic, Las Vegas Hard United States Harold Solomon 1–6, 0–3, ret.
Loss 6. Jul 1978 Swedish Open, Båstad Clay Sweden Björn Borg 1–6, 2–6
Loss 7. Sep 1979 Campionati Internazionali di Sicilia, Palermo Clay Sweden Björn Borg 4–6, 0–6, 4–6
Loss 8. Nov 1979 Paris Open, Paris Hard (i) United States Harold Solomon 3–6, 6–2, 3–6, 4–6
Win 5. Mar 1980 Cairo Open, Cairo Clay Italy Paolo Bertolucci 6–4, 6–0[6]

As coach[edit]

Barazzutti was for 20 years, from 2001 to 2020 federal coach, until 2017 non-player captain of the Fed Cup women's team, winning the competition for four times (2006, 2009, 2010, 2013) and in parallel until 2020 also of the men's Davis Cup. Also in 2020 he followed the tennis player Fabio Fognini as coach.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Chi è stato il miglior capitano di Davis?" (in Italian). spaziotennis.com. 6 March 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "QUANTI ITALIANI SONO ENTRATI NEI TOP 50? RISPONDE L'ESPERTO" (in Italian). supertennis.tv. Retrieved 18 March 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Volandri succeeds Barazzutti as Italy's Davis Cup captain". billiejeankingcup.com. 24 January 2021. Retrieved 7 February 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "L'ITALIA E LE SEMIFINALI DI DAVIS. UNA LUNGA STORIA" (in Italian). tennis.it. 12 April 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Marco Cecchinato è l'ottavo giocatore nella storia del tennis italiano ad approdare in una semifinale Slam" (in Italian). superlivetennis.it. Retrieved 6 June 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ a b "ATP: SINNER-TRAVAGLIA, SETTIMO DERBY AZZURRO IN FINALE. I PRECEDENTI" (in Italian). federtennis.it. 6 February 2021. Retrieved 7 February 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Tennis, Barazzutti: "Chiudo 20 anni meravigliosi da capitano di Coppa Davis. Ora aspetto la Federazione"" (in Italian). repubblica.it. 27 January 2021. Retrieved 8 February 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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