Corrado Barazzutti

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

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 67)
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.

Tennis careerEdit

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.

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

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.

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.

Career finalsEdit

Singles (5 titles, 8 runners-up)Edit

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

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