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Paolo Bertolucci (born 3 August 1951) is a former Italian tennis player, currently working as sport commentator for Italian Sky TV.

Paolo Bertolucci
Country (sports) Italy
ResidenceForte dei Marmi, Italy
Born (1951-08-03) 3 August 1951 (age 68)
Forte dei Marmi, Italy
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Retired1983
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record192–145
Career titles6
Highest rankingNo. 12 (23 August 1973)
Grand Slam Singles results
French OpenQF (1973)
Wimbledon1R (1972)
US Open1R (1973, 1976)
Doubles
Career record187–120
Career titles12
Highest rankingNo. 27 (24 March 1980)
Team competitions
Davis CupW (1976)

Born at Forte dei Marmi, Bertolucci won the Davis Cup with Italy in 1976. His greatest success on tour was the victory at the 1977 Hamburg Masters, where he beat Manuel Orantes in the final in four sets. In 1976 Bertolucci also won the Grand Prix tournaments of Florence and Barcelona. His career-high singles ranking was World No. 12, achieved in August 1973.

Paolo was non-playing-captain of Italy's Davis Cup team from 1985 to 2001.

Career finalsEdit

Singles: 12 (6–6)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. May 1974 Florence, Italy Clay   Adriano Panatta 3–6, 1–6
Loss 2. May 1974 Bournemouth, England Clay   Ilie Năstase 1–6, 3–6, 0–6
Win 1. May 1975 Florence, Italy Clay   Georges Goven 6–3, 6–4
Win 2. Apr 1976 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Jun Kuki 6–1, 3–6, 6–1, 7–6
Win 3. May 1976 Florence, Italy Clay   Patrick Proisy 6–7, 2–6, 6–3, 6–2, 10–8
Win 4. Apr 1977 Florence, Italy Clay   John Feaver 6–4, 6–1, 7–5
Win 5. May 1977 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Manuel Orantes 6–3, 4–6, 6–2, 6–3
Win 6. Jun 1977 Berlin, Germany Clay   Jiří Hřebec 6–4, 5–7, 4–6, 6–2, 6–4
Loss 3. Sep 1978 Bournemouth, England Clay   José Higueras 2–6, 1–6, 3–6
Loss 4. Mar 1980 Cairo, Egypt Clay   Corrado Barazzutti 4–6, 0–6
Loss 5. Nov 1980 Bologna, Italy Carpet (i)   Tomáš Šmíd 5–7, 2–6
Loss 6. Jun 1981 Venice, Italy Clay   Mario Martínez 4–6, 4–6

Doubles: 19 (12–7)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. Apr 1973 Florence, Italy Clay   Adriano Panatta   Juan Gisbert
  Ilie Năstase
6–3, 6–4
Win 2. May 1974 Florence, Italy Clay   Adriano Panatta   Róbert Machán
  Balázs Taróczy
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Loss 1. May 1974 Bournemouth, England Clay   Corrado Barazzutti   Juan Gisbert
  Ilie Năstase
4–6, 2–6, 0–6
Win 3. Jul 1974 Bastad, Sweden Clay   Adriano Panatta   Ove Nils Bengtson
  Björn Borg
3–6, 6–2, 6–4
Loss 2. Jan 1975 Richmond, Virginia Carpet (o)   Adriano Panatta   Hans Kary
  Fred McNair
6–7(6–8), 7–5, 6–7(6–8)
Win 4. Feb 1975 Bologna, Italy Carpet (i)   Adriano Panatta   Arthur Ashe
  Tom Okker
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Loss 3. Feb 1975 Barcelona, Spain Carpet (i)   Adriano Panatta   Arthur Ashe
  Tom Okker
5–7, 1–6
Win 5. Mar 1975 London, England Carpet (i)   Adriano Panatta   Jürgen Fassbender
  Jürgen Pohmann
6–3, 6–4
Win 6. Jul 1975 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Adriano Panatta   Patrice Dominguez
  François Jauffret
6–2, 6–2, 7–6
Win 7. Nov 1975 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Adriano Panatta   Jürgen Fassbender
  Jürgen Pohmann
7–6, 6–7, 6–4
Loss 4. Jul 1976 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Adriano Panatta   Jürgen Fassbender
  Jürgen Pohmann
4–6, 3–6, 3–6
Win 8. May 1979 Florence, Italy Clay   Adriano Panatta   Ivan Lendl
  Pavel Složil
6–4, 6–3
Win 9. Oct 1979 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Adriano Panatta   Carlos Kirmayr
  Cássio Motta
6–4, 6–3
Win 10. Mar 1980 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay   Adriano Panatta   Vitas Gerulaitis
  John McEnroe
6–2, 5–7, 6–3
Loss 5. May 1980 Florence, Italy Clay   Adriano Panatta   Gene Mayer
  Raúl Ramírez
1–6, 4–6
Win 11. Oct 1980 Paris, France Carpet (i)   Adriano Panatta   Brian Gottfried
  Raymond Moore
6–4, 6–4
Loss 6. Mar 1981 Florence, Italy Clay   Gianni Ocleppo   Ismail El Shafei
  Balázs Taróczy
7–6, 3–6, 1–6
Loss 7. May 1981 Florence, Italy Clay   Adriano Panatta   Raúl Ramírez
  Pavel Složil
3–6, 6–3, 3–6
Win 12. May 1982 Florence, Italy Clay   Adriano Panatta   Sammy Giammalva
  Tony Giammalva
7–6, 6–1

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