Andreas Seppi, born 21 February 1984 (age 38) in Bolzano, Italy is an Italian professional tennis player. He started playing at the age of 7. He has reached a career-high singles ranking of world No. 18.
He competed in his 66th consecutive Grand Slam at the 2022 Australian Open. His streak of 66 straight Grand Slam appearances is the second longest active and third longest of all time which covers the men’s singles from 1877 to present.
Seppi’s wife wanted to earn a Master’s degree at the University of Colorado. So the couple went to Boulder and by December, they bought a house.
His first futures win was in Germany in 2003 when he was 18.
His career highlights were the win against (Roger) Federer at the Australian Open 2015 and one of his first Davis Cups when he beat Juan Carlos Ferrero on clay in Italy at the age of 22.
He was skiing until he was 14 as in South Tyrol is a region more famous for winter sports, hiking and where the majority of its citizens speak German as a first language which Seppi does along with Italian and English. He also played football and tennis. His father played ice hockey and the tennis courts were close by and that’s how his interest in tennis developed.
The ATP veteran once noted that the tour used many different types of tennis balls throughout the year. Not all balls are created equal. Some are light and zip through the air, while others are heavy and fluff up, which slows everything down.
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Personal Information and Relationships
Andreas Seppi’s parents are Hugo Seppi (father) and Maria Louise Seppi ( mother).
He and his wife, Michela Bernardi Seppi, married in 2016, welcomed their first child, Liv Bernardi Seppi, on 20 February in Colorado, where they own a residence.
Seppi turned pro in 2001, he won his first Futures event in 2003, in Munich, Germany. In addition, he qualified for his first two ATP events at the 2003 Generali Open in Kitzbühel and in Bucharest.
In the 2004 Generali Open in Kitzbühel, Seppi entered as a wildcard into the main draw. Seppi finished the 2005 season in the top 100 for the first time.
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.
In the 2008 season Seppi scored his biggest win over the then world number 2 Rafael Nadal.
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.
Seppi won his second ATP title in 2012 at Belgrade.
Seppi reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career at the 2012 French Open, and finished the year 2012 ranked World No. 23 in singles.
Seppi reached the fourth round of the 2013 Australian Open which saw him enter the top 20 in singles for the first time at a career-high of World No. 18.
In January at the 2015 Australian Open, the unseeded Seppi caused a huge upset by beating second seed and four-time champion Roger Federer.
At the 2021 US Open he reached the second round and he then went on to reach the third round for the fourth time in his career in a stunning victory.
Prize Money Earnings
- Seppi has earned prize money amounting to US$11,650,845.
- His net worth is approximately USD$6 million.
Endorsements and Sponsors
- Seppi currently uses Pro Kennex tennis racquets and wears Fila gear.
- He resides in Caldaro sulla Strada del Vino, South Tyrol, Italy.
- He loves to play on clay and hard courts.
- Seppi is fluent in English, German, and Italian language. He supports the A.C Milan team. He is a good friend of Karin Knapp who is a WTA player.
- Seppi lost against Andre Agassi in his last appearance at Wimbledon.
- His idol growing up was Yevgeny Kafelnikov, especially because of his backhand.