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Why does Seppi speak such good German ?

Is his mom or dad German ? I was kinda shocked when I watched the interview. He's really cute btw
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Re: Why does Seppi speak such good German ?

IMHO i think he looks like pimpim? anyone agree?

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IMHO i think he looks like pimpim? anyone agree?
Somewhat, certainly.
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He does look a bit like Joachim, the hair is darker though. But I do see the resemblance.

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Is his mom or dad German ? I was kinda shocked when I watched the interview. He's really cute btw
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Re: Why does Seppi speak such good German ?

He's from South Tyrol where German is the native language.
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Re: Why does Seppi speak such good German ?

Seppi's father is Italian and mother is Austrian descent. In the region where he is from they learn both Italian and German plus he speaks English as well.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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He's from South Tyrol where German is the native language.
Oh, I see...
Beautiful region, I've happened to do some serious hiking there
It's funny how the people there switch from German to Italian midway through the conversation, every town and village have both italian and german name and the signs are all writen in both languages.
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Oh, I see...
Beautiful region, I've happened to do some serious hiking there
It's funny how the people there switch from German to Italian midway through the conversation, every town and village have both italian and german name and the signs are all writen in both languages.
That depends on which part of the region you are in. I met these guys who refused to speak Italian, the further north and closer to Austria, it's more likely they'll speak German and the further south it's Italian, though the above example is common.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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That depends on which part of the region you are in. I met these guys who refused to speak Italian, the further north and closer to Austria, it's more likely they'll speak German and the further south it's Italian, though the above example is common.
I think Mussolini forced them to adopt italian, so it makes sense some of them are reluctant to.
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I think Mussolini forced them to adopt italian, so it makes sense some of them are reluctant to.
It just depends on which part of SüdTirol it is actually, but that is the reason why Seppi speaks such good German. It's better for me to readnews about Seppi in German than in Italian.

He and Volandri both are AC Milan fans.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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He and Volandri both are AC Milan fans.
That's already a reason to dislike them
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That's already a reason to dislike them
He is a baseliner with no flair I thought that would be reason enough for you.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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