Claudio Panatta

Claudio Panatta ( born February 2, 1960 in Rome ) is an Italian former tennis player.

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Panatta is the younger brother of the French Open champion from 1976, Adriano Panatta. He was 1978 Italian junior champion and three times between 1980 and 1982 Italian national tennis champion. In 1982, he was also in his first singles final on the ATP World Tour, but he was defeated in Cairo Brad Drewett. In the following years were his best results quarterfinals, only in 1985 was followed again tournament successes. This year he won his first and only in Bari individual title by one final victory over Lawson Duncan and the double title of Bari and Nice. In total he won during his career six doubles titles, he stood six more times in a double finals. Its highest listing in the tennis world ranking he reached in 1984 with position 46 in the singles and 1988 with position 45 in doubles.

His best individual performance in a Grand Slam tournaments were two third- round appearances at the French Open. In doubles, he reached two times the third round of the French Open, and once the third round of the U.S. Open.

Panatta denied 1983-1987 13 singles and six doubles matches for the Italian Davis Cup team. Twice he was with the team in the quarterfinals of the World Group, both matches against Australia in 1984 and went 0-5 lost against Sweden in 1986; Panatta ever lost his two singles matches and the doubles match.