Adriano Panatta rewrites history: ‘I was No. 1 in the world’

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Adriano Panatta rewrites history

“I don’t want to sound cynical however no, I don’t give a damn that I was never the absolute number 1 in the world.” Adriano Panatta speaks clearly to Corriere della Sera.

“The thing I’m proud of, I tell the truth, is that in ’76 according to me I was number 1 in the world on clay, which is the surface where I grew up. To have demonstrated that for me is more than enough. I’ve always been accused that I didn’t train enough, but that’s not true. In fact, it’s not that it’s not true, it’s just wrongly posed, because if one is something, one cannot also be something else. I am that thing there, the one that was seen, me winning and also me losing,” adds the former Roman tennis player.

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