Paolo Canè (born 9 April 1965; Italian pronunciation: [ˈpaːolo kaˈnɛ]) is a former tennis player from Italy.

Paolo Canè
Country (sports) Italy
ResidenceBologna, Italy
Born (1965-04-09) 9 April 1965 (age 54)
Bologna, Italy
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1983
Retired1997 (brief comeback in 2001)
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$903,958
Singles
Career record136–131
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 26 (14 August 1989)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1988, 1992)
French Open2R (1989)
Wimbledon2R (1987)
US Open1R (1987)
Other tournaments
Olympic GamesSF (1984, demonstration)
Doubles
Career record83–91
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 43 (21 October 1985)

Canè turned professional in 1983. During his career, he won three top-level singles titles (Bordeaux in 1986, Båstad in 1989, and Bologna in 1991) and achieved much success at the Olympics, reaching the semi-finals in 1984 (when it was a demonstration event) and the quarter-finals in 1988. He also won three tour doubles titles (Bologna in 1985, and Bologna and Palermo in 1986).

Canè's career-high rankings were World No. 26 in singles (in 1989) and World No. 43 in doubles (in 1985). He retired from the professional ATP Tour in 1995.

ATP career titlesEdit

Singles (3 titles, 2 runner-ups)Edit

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 1986 Bologna, Italy Clay   Martín Jaite 2–6, 6–4, 4–6
Win 1–1 1986 Bordeaux, France Clay   Kent Carlsson 6–4, 1–6, 7–5
Win 2–1 1989 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Bruno Orešar 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–5)
Loss 2–2 1989 Palermo, Italy Clay   Guillermo Pérez Roldán 1–6, 4–6
Win 3–2 1991 Bologna, Italy Clay   Jan Gunnarsson 5–7, 6–3, 7–5

Doubles (3 titles, 5 runner-ups)Edit

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 1985 Bologna, Italy Clay   Simone Colombo   Jordi Arrese
  Alberto Tous
7–5, 6–4
Loss 1–1 1985 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Claudio Panatta   Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
3–6, 6–3, 2–6
Win 2–1 1986 Bologna, Italy Clay   Simone Colombo   Claudio Panatta
  Blaine Willenborg
6–1, 6–2
Win 3–1 1986 Palermo, Italy Clay   Simone Colombo   Claudio Mezzadri
  Gianni Ocleppo
7–5, 6–3
Loss 3–2 1987 Florence, Italy Clay   Gianni Ocleppo   Wolfgang Popp
  Udo Riglewski
4–6, 3–6
Loss 3–3 1988 St. Vincent, Italy Clay   Balázs Taróczy   Alberto Mancini
  Christian Miniussi
4–6, 7–5, 3–6
Loss 3–4 1989 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay   Diego Nargiso   Tomáš Šmíd
  Mark Woodforde
6–1, 4–6, 2–6
Loss 3–5 1990 Estoril, Portugal Clay   Omar Camporese   Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
5–7, 6–4, 5–7

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