48 Facts About Andreas Seppi

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Andreas Seppi was born on 21 February 1984 and is an Italian professional tennis player.

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Andreas Seppi has reached a career-high singles ranking of world No 18 on 28 January 2013.

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Andreas Seppi became the first Italian to win a title on all three surfaces.

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Andreas Seppi won his first Futures event in 2003, in Munich, Germany, defeating Lars Ubel.

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5.

In 2004, Andreas Seppi made his Davis Cup debut against Georgia, losing to Irakli Labadze in five sets.

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6.

Andreas Seppi failed to convert 10 match points against Rainer Schuttler in a second-round loss.

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Andreas Seppi finished the 2005 season in the top 100 for the first time.

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8.

In 2006, Andreas Seppi made semifinals on hard courts in Sydney and grass in Nottingham, showing that he was able to perform well on other surfaces besides clay.

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9.

Andreas Seppi ended the streak of four consecutive Sydney titles for Lleyton Hewitt and, in the process, saved two match points.

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10.

Andreas Seppi lost against Andre Agassi in his last appearance at Wimbledon.

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11.

At the 2007 Australian Open, Andreas Seppi defeated American Bobby Reynolds in five sets, after saving a match point.

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12.

Andreas Seppi made the final of the Sunrise Challenger, defeating Gustavo Kuerten, Juan Martin del Potro, and Nicolas Massu, and then losing to Gael Monfils.

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13.

Andreas Seppi surprisingly made his first ATP Tour final in Gstaad, where he defeated Stefan Koubek and Igor Andreev both in third-set tiebreakers.

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14.

Andreas Seppi made his first semi final indoors in Vienna defeating two-time defending champion Ivan Ljubicic along the way to complete the feat of at least making the semi finals of events played on clay, hardcourt, grass and indoors, eventually finishing in the top 80 for the third consecutive year.

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15.

Andreas Seppi made the quarterfinals of the indoor event in Rotterdam where he defeated Lleyton Hewitt in the process saving a match point.

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16.

In 2009 Andreas Seppi made the semifinals in Belgrade and in Umag both on clay, while winning his second Challenger title in San Marino defeating countryman Potito Starace in the final.

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17.

Andreas Seppi found success at the challenger level in 2010 where he won his third challenger title at Kitzbuhel accounting for Victor Crivoi in the final.

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18.

Andreas Seppi won his second ATP title in 2012 at Belgrade defeating David Nalbandian in the semi finals and Benoit Paire in the final.

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19.

Andreas Seppi defeated former World No 3 Nikolay Davydenko in the first round and former top ten player Fernando Verdasco along the way.

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20.

Andreas Seppi did not fare as well at the other Grand Slam tournaments, losing in the first round of the Australian and US Opens as well as Wimbledon.

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21.

Andreas Seppi won his third title at the 2012 Kremlin Cup defeating Thomaz Bellucci.

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22.

Andreas Seppi finished the year 2012 ranked World No 23 in singles, his best year-end ranking in his career.

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23.

Andreas Seppi started his 2013 season at the Hopman Cup, partnering 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone.

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24.

Andreas Seppi lost all three of his singles rubbers, to Novak Djokovic, Bernard Tomic and Tommy Haas, but combined with Schiavone to win all their doubles rubbers, against the Serbian pairing of Djokovic and Ana Ivanovic, the Australian pairing of Tomic and Ashleigh Barty and the German pairing of Haas and Tatjana Malek.

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25.

At the Sydney International the following week, Andreas Seppi reached the semifinals as the third seed, losing to eventual champion Tomic.

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26.

Andreas Seppi reached the fourth round of the 2013 Australian Open for the first time at this Major, a result which saw him enter the top 20 in singles for the first time at a career-high of World No 18 on 28 January 2013.

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27.

Andreas Seppi was defeated by Marinko Matosevic in the second round.

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28.

Andreas Seppi reached the third rounds of the Indian Wells and the Miami Masters losing to Stan Wawrinka and David Ferrer respectively.

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29.

In January at the 2015 Australian Open, the unseeded Andreas Seppi caused a huge upset by beating second seed and four-time champion Roger Federer in the third round in four sets, after having lost to him in ten previous meetings.

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30.

Andreas Seppi was defeated in the next round by Nick Kyrgios in five sets, despite having a match point in the fourth set.

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31.

Andreas Seppi started off with a decent result in the 2016 Australian Open, as the 28th seed he managed to get to the third round before losing to eventual champion Novak Djokovic.

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32.

Andreas Seppi crashed out of the 2016 French Open in the first round to Ernest Gulbis.

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33.

In 2016 Wimbledon Championships, Andreas Seppi smashed Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in straight sets before losing to eventual finalist Milos Raonic in the second round.

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34.

Andreas Seppi then took down Steve Darcis in 4 sets before falling to Stan Wawrinka in a tight 3-set, 3-tiebreak match.

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35.

Andreas Seppi then played the Sofia Open where he lost to Steve Darcis in the Round of 16.

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36.

Andreas Seppi lost in the first round of a challenger in Bergamo.

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37.

Andreas Seppi then lost in the first round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships to an in-form Fernando Verdasco.

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38.

Andreas Seppi then gained a spot in the main draw as lucky loser, where he defeated Joao Sousa in three sets at first round.

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39.

Andreas Seppi reached final in 2019 in Sydney, where he lost to Alex de Minaur.

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40.

Andreas Seppi reached the final of the 2020 New York Open where he was defeated by Kyle Edmund.

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41.

Andreas Seppi won his tenth title at the 2021 Biella Challenger Indoor III becoming at the age of 37, the oldest champion from Italy in the history of the circuit.

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42.

Andreas Seppi competed in his 66th consecutive major at the 2022 Australian Open.

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43.

Andreas Seppi failed to qualify for the 2022 French Open ending his consecutive appearances streak at this Major and overall in Majors.

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44.

Andreas Seppi failed to qualify for the 2022 Wimbledon Championships.

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45.

Andreas Seppi announced his retirement after the Challenger in Ortisei, his hometown.

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46.

Andreas Seppi is from the South Tyrol autonomous province in northern Italy.

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47.

Andreas Seppi considers grass and indoor hard courts his favourite surfaces and is coached by Massimo Sartori.

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48.

Andreas Seppi currently uses Pro Kennex tennis racquets and wears Fila gear.

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