Andreas Seppi has decided to hang up his racquets. Seppi, the first Italian man to win a title on three surfaces called time on his career after the Challenger in Ortisei in his hometown.
Seppi reached a career-high ranking of world number 18. He reached the fourth round in singles at grand slams multiple times. He won three singles titles and one doubles title in his career.
It’s been a difficult season, especially in terms of my physical condition. Many ailments and little continuity. I realized that my body can no longer bear certain efforts and I have decided that the tournament in Ortisei will be my last one as a professional.
This is an insult to Seppi, who has represented Italy in the Olympics and the Davis Cup for many years. But the Italian Tennis Federation can’t take away Seppi’s excellent career. John Millman captured tennis fans’ sentiments perfectly with his tweet.