Claudio Panatta (born 2 February 1960) is an Italian former tennis player and younger brother of 1976 French Open champion Adriano Panatta.

Claudio Panatta
Country (sports) Italy
Born (1960-02-02) 2 February 1960 (age 60)
Rome, Italy
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro1979
Retired1989
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$455,711
Singles
Career record105–143
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 46 (18 June 1984)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open3R (1984, 1986)
Wimbledon2R (1982, 1983, 1987)
US Open2R (1982, 1985)
Doubles
Career record115–135
Career titles6
Highest rankingNo. 45 (26 September 1988)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open2R (1985, 1988)
Wimbledon1R (1983, 1984, 1985)
US Open2R (1982)

Panatta won 6 doubles titles and 1 singles title during his professional career. The right-hander reached his highest singles ATP ranking on 18 June 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, José Luis Clerc, Andre Agassi, Johan Kriek, José Higueras, Kim Warwick, Victor Pecci, Guillermo Perez Roldan, Emilio Sanchez, Adriano Panatta, Corrado Barazzutti, Antonio Zugarelli, Francesco Cancellotti, and Paolo Canè.

Career ATP finalsEdit

Singles (1 titles, 3 runner-ups)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. 1982 Cairo, Egypt Clay   Brad Drewett 3–6, 3–6
Win 1. 1985 Bari, Italy Clay   Lawson Duncan 6–2, 1–6, 7–6
Loss 2. 1985 Bologna, Italy Clay   Thierry Tulasne 2–6, 0–6
Loss 3. 1988 Florence, Italy Clay   Massimiliano Narducci 6–3, 1–6, 1–6

Doubles (6 titles, 6 runner-ups)Edit

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

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