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Andreas Seppi

Andreas Seppi
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Seppi in 2014
Country (sports)  Italy
Residence Kaltern an der Weinstraße, South Tyrol, Italy
Born (1984-02-21) 21 February 1984 (age 34)
Bozen/Bolzano, Italy
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro 2002
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$ 9,256,146
Official website andreasseppi.com
Singles
Career record 342-361 (48.65% in Grand Slam and ATP World Tour main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 18 (28 January 2013)
Current ranking No. 50 (18 June 2018)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (2013, 2015, 2017, 2018)
French Open 4R (2012)
Wimbledon 4R (2013)
US Open 3R (2008, 2013, 2015)
Doubles
Career record 107-207 (34.08%)
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 50 (14 April 2014)
Current ranking No. 266 (14 May 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2009)
French Open 3R (2018)
Wimbledon 3R (2012)
US Open QF (2011)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games QF (2016)
Team competitions
Davis Cup SF (2014)
Last updated on: 25 May 2018.

Andreas Seppi (German pronunciation: [an'dre:as 's?pi];[2]Italian: ['s?ppi]; born 21 February 1984) is an Italian professional tennis player from the South Tyrol region in northern Italy, who turned professional in 2002. He considers clay and hard courts his favourite surfaces and is coached by Massimo Sartori.[3] Seppi has reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 18.

Tennis career

Early career

Seppi turned pro in 2001, playing exclusively on the ATP Futures and ATP Challenger Series circuit for three seasons. He won his first Futures event in 2003, in Munich, Germany, defeating Lars Übel. In addition, he qualified for his first two ATP events in Kitzbühel and Bucharest, where he was defeated by Olivier Mutis and José Acasuso, respectively.

In 2004, Seppi made his Davis Cup debut against Georgia, losing to Irakli Labadze in five sets. In Kitzbühel, Seppi failed to convert 10 match points against Rainer Schüttler in a second-round loss. A few weeks later, Seppi was able to gain revenge for this loss. In his Grand Slam debut as a qualifier, he defeated Schüttler, coming from two sets to love down.[4] Seppi finished the 2005 season in the top 100 for the first time. He qualified for four ATP Masters Series events, with his best performance in Hamburg, where he reached the quarterfinals. In the Davis Cup, Seppi came back from two sets to love down and defeated Juan Carlos Ferrero, before losing to Rafael Nadal in the reverse singles. After this performance, he reached his first ATP Tour semifinal in Palermo, where he defeated defending champion Tomá? Berdych, before falling to Igor Andreev.

2006–2007

In 2006, 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. Seppi ended the streak of four consecutive Sydney titles for Lleyton Hewitt and, in the process, saved two match points. Seppi lost against Andre Agassi in his last appearance at Wimbledon.

At the 2007 Australian Open, Seppi defeated American Bobby Reynolds in five sets, after saving a match point. The match was scheduled for the afternoon, but was put back due to the heat.[5] This match finished at 3:34 am, which was at the time the latest time for a match to be completed until it was surpassed by the Lleyton Hewitt and Marcos Baghdatis match at the 2008 Australian Open which started at 11:47pm and finished at 4:33am because of a two-hour delay.

Seppi made the final of the Sunrise Challenger, defeating Gustavo Kuerten, Juan Martín del Potro, and Nicolás Massú, and then losing to Gaël Monfils. After Sunrise, Seppi struggled with his ranking outside the top 100. He surprisingly made his first ATP Tour final in Gstaad, where he defeated Stefan Koubek and Igor Andreev both in third-set tiebreakers. Seppi led 5-3 in the third set and had the opportunity to serve for the championship but failed to do so losing to Paul-Henri Mathieu. Seppi made his first semi final indoors in Vienna defeating two-time defending champion Ivan Ljubi?i? 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.

2008–2010

Andreas Seppi at 2008 US Open

The 2008 season Seppi won his first Challenger title at Bergamo where he defeated Julien Benneteau in the final for the loss of 1 set in the tournament. He made the quarter-finals of the indoor event in Rotterdam where he defeated Lleyton Hewitt in the process saving a match point. Then he scored his biggest win over the then world number 2 Rafael Nadal before losing to Robin Söderling. Seppi qualified for the semi-finals of the Hamburg Masters, this was the first time he reached that stage of the Masters Series events, he defeated Richard Gasquet, Juan Mónaco and Nicolas Kiefer in a match where he led 6-3, 5-3 before winning which included Seppi winning the last 4 games and went for 3 hours and 13 minutes in duration,[6] before losing to Roger Federer in the semi-finals.

In 2009 Seppi made the semi finals in Belgrade and in Umag both on clay, while winning his second Challenger title in San Marino defeating countryman Potito Starace in the final. Seppi found success at the challenger level in 2010 where he won his third challenger title at Kitzbühel accounting for Victor Crivoi in the final.

2011–2012: Breakthrough

For the second time Seppi won the Challenger title at Bergamo in 2011 and later in the year followed that victory with his first ATP title in 2011 at Eastbourne which came on grass defeating Janko Tipsarevi? in the final after the Serbian retired at 5-3 down in the 3rd set. Earlier in the day Seppi played Igor Kunitsyn in the semi final which he also won in 3 sets.

Seppi won his second ATP title in 2012 at Belgrade defeating David Nalbandian in the semi finals and Benoît Paire in the final. At the quarterfinals of the Rome Masters he defeated Stanislas Wawrinka, having saved six match points in the process.

Seppi reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career at the 2012 French Open, eventually being defeated by world #1 Novak Djokovic in five sets having won the first two sets.[7] He defeated former World No. 3 Nikolay Davydenko in the first round and former top ten player Fernando Verdasco along the way. He didn't fare well at the other Grand Slam tournaments, losing in the first round of the Australian and US Opens as well as Wimbledon.

Seppi at the 2014 Madrid Open

2013: Entering the top 20

Seppi started his 2013 season at the Hopman Cup, partnering 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone. 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,[8] the Australian pairing of Tomic and Ashleigh Barty[9] and the German pairing of Haas and Tatjana Malek.[10] The win over the Serbian pair of Djokovic and Ivanovic marked the first victory for Seppi and Schiavone over their respective opponents in any capacity, as Seppi has never defeated Djokovic[11] and Schiavone has never beaten Ivanovic[12] in professional singles matches.

At the Sydney International the following week, Seppi reached the semifinals as the third seed, losing to eventual champion Tomic.[13]

Seppi reached the fourth round of the 2013 Australian Open, a result which saw him enter the world's top 20 for the first time.[14]

Mixed results followed the Australian Open, with a quarterfinal loss in Dubai to eventual champion Djokovic (extending the Italian's winless record to 0–11)[11][15] and a fourth-round loss in Miami to Andy Murray, who went on to win the tournament.[16]

2014

Seppi's 2014 season started poorly; losing every match at the Hopman Cup. In the Sydney International, Seppi was seeded 3rd. He was defeated by Marinko Matosevic in the second round (bye first round).[17] In the Australian Open, he beat Lleyton Hewitt in five sets but lost to Donald Young in the second round.

At the Rotterdam Open, he was defeated by Tomas Berdych in the first round. He then lost to Michael Llodra in Marseille. Seppi did manage to find some form in Dubai, reaching the second round by beating Florian Mayer coming from 3-0 down in the third set. The match ended 4-6, 6-1, 7-5. He was then defeated by Philipp Kohlschreiber. He reached the third of the Indian Wells and the Miami Masters losing to Stan Wawrinka and David Ferrer respectively. At the 2014 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters Seppi defeated no.13 seed Mikhail Youzhny and Pablo Andújar but lost to Rafael Nadal in the third round.

2015

In January at the 2015 Australian Open, the unseeded 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.[18] Seppi was defeated in the next round by Nick Kyrgios in five sets, despite having a match point in the fourth set.[19]

Seppi's next tournament after the Australian Open was the 2015 PBZ Zagreb Indoors, where he was seeded fifth. There, he reached his first final since 2012 but lost to Spaniard Guillermo García-López in straight sets.[20]

2016: Struggle with form & decline in rankings

He 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. He had two disappointing results in the 2016 Indian Wells Masters & the 2016 Miami Open, In the 2016 Indian Wells Masters he lost to 9th seed John Isner and in the 2016 Miami Open he lost to 27th seed Alexandr Dolgopolov. In the Italian Open he lost to Richard Gasquet in the second round. Seppi crashed out of the 2016 French Open in the first round to Ernest Gulbis. In 2016 Wimbledon Championships, Seppi smashed Guillermo García-López in straight sets before losing to eventual finalist Milos Raonic in the second round. In the US Open, Seppi beat Frenchman Stéphane Robert before falling to 4 seed Rafa Nadal.

2017

Seppi's first ATP tournament of the year was the Australian Open. After beating Paul-Henri Mathieu in the first round, he upset No.14 Nick Kyrgios, despite losing the first 2 sets of the match. He then took down Steve Darcis in 4 sets before falling to Stan Wawrinka in a tight 3-set, 3-tiebreak match.[21] This matched Seppi's best result in singles at a Major. He then played the Sofia Open where he lost to Steve Darcis in the Round of 16. He lost in the first round of a challenger in Bergamo. He then lost in the first round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships to an in-form Fernando Verdasco.

2018: Semifinal Rotterdam Open

At the Australian Open 2018 He again reached the L16 before losing to Kyle Edmund in 4 sets. At the Rotterdam Open, he entered in the qualifying draw, but lost in qualifying competition to Martin Kli?an. Seppi, then, gained a spot in the main draw as lucky loser, where he defeated João Sousa in three sets at first round. At second round, he upset a No.4, Alexander Zverev Jr. in straights sets. In the quarterfinals, he defeated Daniil Medvedev to reach the semifinal, but lost to a newly returning to the No.1 position in the ATP Rankings, Roger Federer in straight sets, failing, then, to get a spot in the 2018 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament final.

Personal life

Seppi is bilingual in both German and Italian. He also speaks English. He supports A.C. Milan and his nicknames are Andy and also Seppio, given to him by his coach.[3]

Equipment and sponsoring

Seppi currently uses Pro Kennex tennis racqets and wears Fila gear.[22]

ATP career finals

Singles: 8 (3 titles, 5 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0-0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0-1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (3-4)
Titles by surface
Hard (1-2)
Clay (1-1)
Grass (1-2)
Carpet (0-0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (2-3)
Indoor (1-2)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Jul 2007 Swiss Open, Switzerland International Clay France Paul-Henri Mathieu 7-6(7-1), 4-6, 5-7
Win 1-1 Jun 2011 Eastbourne International, UK 250 Series Grass Serbia Janko Tipsarevi? 7-6(7-5), 3-6, 5-3 ret.
Win 2-1 May 2012 Serbia Open, Serbia 250 Series Clay France Benoît Paire 6-3, 6-2
Loss 2-2 Jun 2012 Eastbourne International, UK 250 Series Grass United States Andy Roddick 3-6, 2-6
Loss 2-3 Sep 2012 Moselle Open, France 250 Series Hard (i) France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 1-6, 2-6
Win 3-3 Oct 2012 Kremlin Cup, Russia 250 Series Hard (i) Brazil Thomaz Bellucci 3-6, 7-6(7-3), 6-3
Loss 3-4 Feb 2015 Zagreb Indoors, Croatia 250 Series Hard (i) Spain Guillermo García-López 6-7(5-7), 3-6
Loss 3-5 Jun 2015 Halle Open, Germany 500 Series Grass Switzerland Roger Federer 6-7(1-7), 4-6

Doubles: 7 (1 title, 6 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0-0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (1-2)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0-4)
Titles by surface
Hard (1-3)
Clay (0-1)
Grass (0-1)
Carpet (0-1)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (1-5)
Indoor (0-1)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Feb 2006 Zagreb Indoors, Croatia International Carpet (i) Italy Davide Sanguinetti Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinský
Slovakia Michal Merti?ák
6-7(7-9), 1-6
Loss 0-2 Jul 2010 Swedish Open, Sweden 250 Series Clay Italy Simone Vagnozzi Sweden Robert Lindstedt
Romania Horia Tec?u
4-6, 5-7
Loss 0-3 Oct 2010 Japan Open, Japan 500 Series Hard Russia Dmitry Tursunov United States Eric Butorac
Netherlands Antilles Jean-Julien Rojer
3-6, 2-6
Loss 0-3 Jan 2011 Qatar Open, Qatar 250 Series Hard Italy Daniele Bracciali Spain Marc López
Spain Rafael Nadal
3-6, 6-7(4-7)
Loss 0-4 Jun 2011 Eastbourne International, UK 250 Series Grass Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram
3-6, 3-6
Loss 0-5 Oct 2013 China Open, China 500 Series Hard Italy Fabio Fognini Belarus Max Mirnyi
Romania Horia Tec?u
4-6, 2-6
Win 1-5 Feb 2016 Dubai Tennis Championships, UAE 500 Series Hard Italy Simone Bolelli Spain Feliciano López
Spain Marc López
6-2, 3-6, [14-12]

Challengers and Futures

Challengers (8)
Futures (1)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 20 January 2003 Munich Carpet Germany Lars Übel 6-4, 7-5
2. 4 February 2008 Bergamo Hard (i) France Julien Benneteau 2-6, 6-2, 7-5
3. 3 August 2009 San Marino Clay Italy Potito Starace 7-6(7-4), 2-6, 6-4
4. 2 August 2010 Kitzbühel Clay Romania Victor Crivoi 6-2, 6-1
5. 7 February 2011 Bergamo Hard (i) Luxembourg Gilles Müller 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
6. 9 October 2011 Mons Hard (i) France Julien Benneteau 2-6, 6-3, 7-6(7-4)
7. 4 November 2013 Urtijëi Hard (i) Germany Simon Greul 7-6 (4) 6-2
8. 9 November 2014 Urtijëi Hard (i) Germany Matthias Bachinger 6-4 6-3
9. 13 January 2018 Canberra Hard Hungary Marton Fucsovics 5-7 6-4 6-3

Performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Singles

Current through the 2018 French Open.

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 W-L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q3 Q2 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 4R 2R 4R 3R 4R 4R 18-13
French Open Q3 Q2 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R 4R 3R 3R 1R 1R 2R 1R 11-13
Wimbledon Q2 1R 2R 2R 3R 3R 2R 2R 1R 4R 1R 3R 2R 2R 15-13
US Open 2R 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 2R 3R 2R 1R 9-14
Win-Loss 1-1 0-2 1-4 2-4 5-4 3-4 2-4 3-4 3-4 10-4 4-4 7-4 4-4 5-4 3-2 53-53
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A LQ 1R 2R 2R 2R 2R 1R 2R 3R 3R 3R 2R A A 10-11
Miami Open A 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 2R 1R 4R 3R A 2R 2R A 8-12
Monte-Carlo Masters A 2R 2R 2R 2R 2R 2R A 2R 1R 3R 1R A 1R 3R 11-12
Italian Open 1R 2R 1R LQ 2R 2R 2R 1R QF 1R 1R A 2R 1R 1R 8-13
Madrid Open LQ LQ LQ A 1R 3R 1R A 2R 1R 1R A A Q2 3-6
Canadian Open A LQ LQ A 1R A A 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R A A 2-6
Cincinnati Masters A LQ 1R LQ 3R 2R A 1R 2R 1R 2R 2R A A 6-8
Shanghai Masters Not Masters Series A 3R A 2R 2R A 1R Q1 A 3-3
Paris Masters A 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R LQ 3R 2R 1R Q1 2R 1R Q1 6-10
German Open 1R QF 2R LQ SF Not Masters Series 8-4
Win-Loss 0-2 5-5 2-7 3-4 10-9 8-7 5-6 3-6 9-9 5-9 6-7 3-6 3-4 1-3 2-2 65-86
Career statistics
Titles-Finals 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 2-4 0-0 0-0 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-8
Year End Ranking 146 68 74 50 35 49 52 38 23 25 45 29 87 86

Doubles performance timeline

Current through the 2015 US Open.

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 W-L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A 1R QF 3R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 7-8
French Open A 1R A 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2-9
Wimbledon A 1R A 1R 1R 2R 1R 3R 2R 1R 1R 4-9
US Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R QF 1R 1R 2R 2R 7-11
Win-Loss 0-1 0-3 0-1 0-4 6-4 3-4 3-4 2-4 3-4 2-4 1-4 20-37

Top 10 wins

  • He has a 9-81 (.100) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.
Season 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Wins 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 9
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2005
1. Argentina Guillermo Cañas 10 Hamburg, Germany Clay 2R 7-6(11-9), 6-2
2006
2. Australia Lleyton Hewitt 4 Sydney, Australia Hard QF 4-6, 7-5, 7-5
2007
3. Croatia Mario An?i? 9 Marseille, France Hard (i) 1R 4-0, ret.
2008
4. Spain Rafael Nadal 2 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) 2R 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
5. France Richard Gasquet 9 Hamburg, Germany Clay 2R 6-3, 6-2
2012
6. United States John Isner 10 Rome, Italy Clay 2R 2-6, 7-6(7-5), 7-5
2015
7. Switzerland Roger Federer 2 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard 3R 6-4, 7-6(7-5), 4-6, 7-6(7-5)
8. Japan Kei Nishikori 5 Halle, Germany Grass SF 4-1, ret.
2018
9. Germany Alexander Zverev 4 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) 2R 6-4, 6-3

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  22. ^ http://polyfilatex.com/athlete/andreas-seppi

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