Corrado Barazzutti

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Corrado Barazzutti
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Barazzutti playing Australian David Carter in the third round of the 1978 Dutch Open in Hilversum.
Country (sports)Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Residence Rome, Italy
Born (1953-02-19) 19 February 1953 (age 67)
Udine, Italy
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro1971
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $775,783
Career record307–222
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 7 (21 August 1978)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open SF (1978)
Wimbledon 2R (1980)
US Open SF (1977)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals RR (1978)
WCT Finals SF (1978)
Career record57–111
Career titles1
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (1976)
Barazzutti at the Rome Masters in 2011. Corrado Barazzutti.jpg
Barazzutti at the Rome Masters in 2011.

Corrado Barazzutti (born 19 February 1953, in Udine) is a former tennis player from Italy. [1] His career-high singles ranking was World No. 7, achieved in August 1978. [2]


After his player career Barazzutti was non-playing captain of the Italy Davis Cup team and the Italy Fed Cup team. [1] Since he has been captain, the Italian Fed Cup team have won the Fed Cup (now known as Billie Jean King Cup) four times: 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2013. [3]


As player

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. [4]

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. [5]

Singles finals (5 titles, 8 runners-up)

Grand Slam (0–0)
Grand Prix Masters (0–0)
Grand Prix (5–8)
Loss1.Nov 1975 Philippine International, Manila Hard Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ross Case 2–6, 1–6
Win1.Apr 1976 ATP Nice, Nice Clay Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jan Kodeš 6–2, 2–6, 5–7, 7–6, 8–6
Loss2.Jul 1976 Swedish Open, Båstad Clay Flag of Italy.svg Tonino Zugarelli 6–4, 5–7, 2–6 [6]
Loss3.Nov 1976 Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo Hard Flag of the United States.svg Roscoe Tanner 3–6, 2–6
Loss4.Apr 1977 Monte Carlo Open, Monte-Carlo Clay Flag of Sweden.svg Björn Borg 3–6, 5–7, 0–6
Win2.Apr 1977 Charlotte WCT, Charlotte Clay Flag of the United States.svg Eddie Dibbs 7–6, 6–0
Win3.Jul 1977 Swedish Open, Båstad Clay Flag of Hungary.svg Balázs Taróczy 7–6, 6–7, 6–2
Win4.Nov 1977 Paris Open, Paris Hard (i) Flag of the United States.svg Brian Gottfried 7–6, 7–6, 6–7, 3–6, 6–4
Loss5.Apr 1978 Alan King Tennis Classic, Las Vegas Hard Flag of the United States.svg Harold Solomon 1–6, 0–3, ret.
Loss6.Jul 1978 Swedish Open, Båstad Clay Flag of Sweden.svg Björn Borg 1–6, 2–6
Loss7.Sep 1979 Campionati Internazionali di Sicilia, Palermo Clay Flag of Sweden.svg Björn Borg 4–6, 0–6, 4–6
Loss8.Nov 1979 Paris Open, Paris Hard (i) Flag of the United States.svg Harold Solomon 3–6, 6–2, 3–6, 4–6
Win5.Mar 1980 Cairo Open, Cairo Clay Flag of Italy.svg Paolo Bertolucci 6–4, 6–0 [6]

As coach

Barazzutti was for 20 years, from 2001 to 2020 federal coach, until 2017 non-player captain of the Fed Cup women's team, winning the competition for four times (2006, 2009, 2010, 2013) and in parallel until 2020 also of the men's Davis Cup. Also in 2020 he followed the tennis player Fabio Fognini as coach. [7]

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