Former world No 18 Andreas Seppi has announced that he is retiring from tennis after this season. Seppi, 38, turned professional in 2002. After two decades on the ATP Tour, Seppi is set to say goodbye to professional tennis.
This season, Seppi is just 2-5 on the main level. Seppi’s game has clearly been on a decline in recent months and he feels it’s time for him to say goodbye to professional tennis. During his career, Seppi has won three ATP titles.
In 2013, Seppi achieved his career-high of No 18 in the world. Now, Seppi is ranked just outside the top-250 in the world.
The time when Seppi stunned Roger Federer
At the 2015 Australian Open, Seppi stunned Federer 6-4 7-6 (5) 4-6 7-6 (5).
That was one of the biggest wins of Seppi’s career and also his first and lone victory over Federer. After stunning Federer, Seppi simply said he tried to play his best tennis. “I just tried my best and it was one of my best matches for sure.
I just tried to enjoy playing on centre court (Rod Laver Arena) because it’s not often I get the chance. I was focusing on my service games as I was not getting many chances on his. The tie-break was great, especially the last point.
I did not think I would get the ball. I thought it was a winner so I don’t know how I hit a winner,” Seppi said after beating Federer. Interestingly, both Seppi and Federer announced their retirements in the last month.
Federer, a former 20-time Grand Slam champion, retired from professional tennis in late September at the Laver Cup. Seppi is still active but his professional tennis career will also be coming to an end in the upcoming weeks.
Seppi never managed to win a big title, but throughout his career he was an ATP level player who was capable of making solid results.