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

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 66)
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.

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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 already been called to the Italy Davis Cup team the previous year, an event for which he would play 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 semi-finals he reached in 1977 at the US Open and in 1978 at the French Open; in both occasions 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)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 2 November 1975 Philippine International, Manila Hard   Ross Case 3–6, 1–6
Winner 1. 11 April 1976 ATP Nice, Nice Clay   Jan Kodeš 6–2, 2–6, 5–7, 7–6, 8–6
Runner-up 2. 10 July 1976 Swedish Open, Båstad Clay   Antonio Zugarelli 6–4, 5–7, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 7 November 1976 Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo Hard   Roscoe Tanner 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 10 April 1977 Monte Carlo Open, Monte-Carlo Clay   Björn Borg 3–6, 5–7, 0–6
Winner 2. 25 April 1977 Charlotte WCT, Charlotte Carpet   Eddie Dibbs 7–6, 6–0
Winner 3. 9 July 1977 Swedish Open, Båstad Clay   Balázs Taróczy 7–6, 6–7, 6–2
Winner 4. 6 November 1977 Paris Open, Paris Hard (i)   Brian Gottfried 7–6, 7–6, 6–7, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 30 April 1978 Alan King Tennis Classic, Las Vegas Hard   Harold Solomon 1–6, 0–3, ret.
Runner-up 6. 23 July 1978 Swedish Open, Båstad Clay   Björn Borg 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 7. 23 September 1979 Campionati Internazionali di Sicilia, Palermo Clay   Björn Borg 4–6, 0–6, 4–6
Runner-up 8. 4 November 1979 Paris Open, Paris Hard (i)   Harold Solomon 3–6, 6–2, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 5. 9 March 1980 Cairo Open, Cairo Clay   Paolo Bertolucci 6–4, 6–0

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