Italian tennis player who's career spanned 1970-1983. Panatta was born in Rome. His father was the caretaker of the Tennis Club Parioli, and as a youngster he learned to play the game on the club's clay courts. He became a successful European junior player before turning professional. Panatta is the only player to have defeated Björn Borg at the French Open. He reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. in 1976.

Adriano Panatta