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Andreas Seppi (born 21 February 1984 in Bolzano, Italy) is a professional tennis player from South Tyrol, northern Italy, who turned professional in 2000. He considers clay and hardcourts his favourite surfaces and is coached by Massimo Sartori. His career high was #27, achieved on 7 July 2008.

Seppi turned pro in 2000 playing exclusively on the ATP Futures and ATP Challenger Series circuit for three season. He won his first Futures event in 2003, 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.

2004 Seppi made his Davis Cup debut against Georgia losing to Irakli Labadze in 5 sets. In Kitzbühel Seppi failed to convert 10 match points against Rainer Schüttler in a second round loss, then a few weeks later Seppi was able to gain revenge for this loss. In his Grand Slam debut as a qualifer he defeated Schüttler from 2 sets to 0 down. 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 quarter finals. In Davis Cup Seppi came back from 2 sets to 0 down and defeated Juan Carlos Ferrero 5–7, 3–6, 6–0, 6–3, 6–2, before losing to Rafael Nadal in the reverse singles. After this performance, he reached his first ATP Tour semi final in Palermo where he defeated defending champion Tomáš Berdych, before falling to Igor Andreev.

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