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The Official Andreas Seppi Cheering Thread

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Champion number 1
03-20-2007, 09:49 PM

Well I dont think he has one, and even if he does it is probably lost somewhere. Reached the final last week in the Sunrise challenger beating some good opponents on the way before losing to Monfils.

Today he just beat Dorstch to qualify for his 2nd master series in a row and hopefully his improving form can continue within the tournament with a good draw.

Action Jackson
03-21-2007, 02:11 PM
Since Andy is from South Tyrol I decided to use both German and Italian in the original title.

It's been a difficult year for Seppi so far, he has lost a lot of matches that he shouldn't have or played poorly, but he made the final of the Sunrise Challenger losing in 3 sets to Monfils.

He qualified for Indian Wells and for Miami where he plays Tipsarevic in the 1st round and will play Chela if he wins.

Action Jackson
03-21-2007, 02:12 PM
Here are some pics from Sunrise.

Action Jackson
03-21-2007, 02:13 PM

Action Jackson
03-21-2007, 02:24 PM
From his semi final win over Massu.

Monfils plays another young gun in Sunday's final - Italian Andreas Seppi, who pulled out a three set win over a determined Nicolas Massu.

Ranked 102 to Massu's No. 50, Seppi took on the tournament's No. 6 seed with consistency and style. The match started with the court in half-sun, half-shade, which Seppi said made the first few games difficult. He lost that set 3-6, but the second game of the second set, which went to a half-dozen deuces, marked a momentum shift - as Seppi broke the Chilean's serve for the first time.

“It was one of the important games in the match,” Seppi said, “...because I was a break down, and then to come back immediately was good for me for confidence. Otherwise a set down and break down, it's always tough so it was pretty good to [win] this long game.”

In the third set, Seppi was an excellent retriever, getting lots of balls back while Massu seemed to melt down - going for winners and missing. “Third set I started really good,” Seppi said. “I don't know maybe he was thinking a little bit about the second, because he made some double faults in the second game, and third game, so I had a good start in the third. When I'm confident I can play pretty good. When I had the chance I went for the winner. It works pretty good and then in the long rallies it's tough against [Massu] because he's running a lot, so you have to keep the points short and maybe sometimes that was the key of the game. I'm pretty patient, but when I have the chance I try to go for the winner so I think both a little bit patient and a little bit risk.”

Seppi also produced winners with crafty drop shots, which Massu wasn't often able to track down. “In the long rallies he's staying pretty far from the baseline, so to make sometimes a drop shot it's good to change the position of the player,” Seppi said. “After winning the second set I was more confident, I knew that maybe if I go up like 3-zero he's going to go a little bit crazy or something - so I tried to be focused the first games and it worked out good.” In fact, Seppi went up 5-0 in the third, before Massu rallied to hold serve.

Looking to tomorrow's final against Gael Monfils, Seppi said “It will be a tough match, it's always a touch match. I played him once in the beginning of this year and I lost, so I hope to play better tomorrow. It's important to be focused on my own game, to serve well, to keep him moving and when I have a shot try to go for a winner, but try to stay focused on my game and not think too much about what he's doing.”

The two played earlier this year in Doha - a match Seppi lost 6-3, 6-4. “It's a good rematch for me,” he said, “and I'm playing better than in the beginning so I hope to stay focused tomorrow, get ready a little bit and for sure it will be a nice final.”

Action Jackson
03-21-2007, 02:26 PM
After losing to Monfils and Seppi has some very good words to say.


(Sunrise, FL) - Record crowds showed up Sunday to see French sensation Gael Monfils win the singles championship in his first showing at the BMW Tennis Championship at Sunrise Tennis Center, facing off with one of Italy's young stars, Andreas Seppi.

Monfils never faced a tournament seed all week, taking out wild card Jesse Levine, qualifier Dusan Vemic, wild card Nenad Zimonjic (who had defeated the tournament's No. 1 seed, Dmitry Tursunov), and Ivo Karlovic, who retired in the second set in the semis. Seppi had defeated wild card and 3-time French Open champ Gustavo “Guga” Kuerten in the first round, Juan Martin Del Potro (who had beaten No. 7 seed and fellow Argentinean Juan Monaco), Oliver Marach and No. 6 seed Nicolas Massu in the semis.

In the first set, Seppi held his own at the baseline, producing silky smooth groundstrokes, especially from the backhand side. But a lot of the long rallies went Monfils' way. Seppi's drop shots, which mightily frustrated Massu on Saturday night, were not as effective against the speedy Monfils, one of the few players who slides easily on hard courts, despite his 6' 4” height. At two games all, Monfils served his way back from love-40 to 30-40, then double faulted the game away. But in the last game of the set, Seppi gave up his service at love.

“I think I didn't serve really well the first set,” Seppi said. “We have always long rallies and he broke me two times. If you don't serve well it's easy to break.” “In the first set I was focused only on the power,” Monfils said, “And one powerful first serve. That's why I think I hit the ball harder.”

But in the second set, Seppi stepped up his game, looking more comfortable going for winners; while Monfils seemed to dial back his intensity.
Second set yeah for sure I played the more aggressive,” Seppi said. “In the first games I tried to play faster more on the net and I hit for sure more winners. It was a good start, I am a break up and then I get the intermediary break - and then I was up again a break.

The Italian broke Monfils twice; and the young Frenchman took on an almost bored attitude, as if resigned to start fresh in the third. Seppi broke Monfils once more to finish off the set 6-1.

“In the second, I play very short on the court instead of very long so I think he take his chances and he did great,” Monfils said. “But when he broke me again I decide to tank the last game because I knew it would be new balls and I would serve first with the wind for me.”

In the third set, the tables abruptly turned. Monfils sprang to life again, and the characteristic defiant fist-pumps were back. Meanwhile Seppi's efficient ground strokes started sailing long, and his drop shots, no matter how well disguised, bounced within reach of the fast-moving Frenchman.

“In the third set, especially in the beginning I slowed a little bit down and lost the first two, three games,” Seppi said. “And it's always tough to come back. He's a little bit more confident and so it was tough in the end to come back. He didn't miss a lot today. He was running a lot, played pretty not too much risk and so I always tried the risk. He served pretty good in third set, it was tough to return and when I was serving, there were always long rallies. I always have to risk, and it's not easy, when you play every day so you get a little bit tired in the end.”

Monfils broke Seppi's first service, then consolidated the break for 3-love. Seppi's next serve went to deuce but he held. Monfils followed with an easy hold, broke Seppi once more - and served it out for the win - 6-3, 1-6, 6-1.
Looking forward to Miami's Sony Ericsson Open, which starts on March 21, Monfils said, “I have good preparation, now I win here so during three days I am relax, I have to stay focused, keep practice hard and see what happens at the Ericsson.

My first experience was very good here because I won the tournament, but I think it's good preparation here for Miami. It's a good tournament, you have a lot of courts to practice and the weather is very nice and I really enjoy, and I think it's a very important event before Miami.”

“Maybe it s a little bit lower tournament but anyway if you win, you win a lot of points,” Monfils said, “And I think sometimes players forget if you win the tournament its like winning third round in Indian Wells. I think it's a good idea to come here, because there's a lot of good players here so it's not really a similar challenger - I think it's very strong. I feel good but I think now my goal is to win the Sony Ericsson, so I'm feeling confident. I know before I come here it was preparation, now I win this tournament so I feel more confident, I know I can win five match in a row. My goal now is to win the Sony Ericsson, so I have to keep going.”

Last year's BMWTC winner, Dmitry Tursunov, followed up that trophy with his best-ever Masters Series showing at the Ericsson, reaching the fourth round - where he lost to eventual winner Roger Federer.

Monfils is into the main draw at Miami, but Seppi (currently ranked 102), will have to qualify. “This was a good tournament for me,” he said, “And I hope to play good next week.”

Results for Sunday, March 18, 2007:
Gael Monfils (FRA) d. Andreas Seppi (ITA) 6-3, 1-6, 6-1

Konstantinos Economidis (GRE)/Kristof Vliegen (BEL) d. Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)/Sebastian Prieto (ARG) 6-3, 6-4

Action Jackson
03-21-2007, 02:35 PM
Some more pics from his final against Monfils.

03-21-2007, 02:36 PM
Auf geht's Andi vs Tipsi!

Action Jackson
03-21-2007, 02:41 PM
Here is a pic of Andy and his long time coach Massimo.

Action Jackson
03-21-2007, 04:22 PM

Müdigkeit kennt Seppi gar nicht

Siebtes Spiel in sieben Tagen:

Kalterer auch bei ATP-Masters in Miami im Hauptfeld
Key Biscayne/Bozen (sp) - Erfolgreiche Qualifikation und zweite Runde in Indian Wells, Finale beim Challenger in Sunrise und gestern Nachmittag (Ortszeit) Qualifikation für das zweite ATP-Masters-Trunier des Jahres in Miami: die USA- Reise hat sich für Andreas Seppi immer mehr gelohnt. Seppi besiegte in der entscheidenden Qualifikationsrunde den Deutschen Benedikt Dorsch (ATP- Nummer 189) mit 3:6, 6:2, 6:1.

Seit Montag ist der Kalterer wieder ein Top-100-Spieler (Platz 93). Und der 23-Jährige entwickelt sich zum "Marathonmann" auf dem Tennisplatz. Gestern musste Seppi das siebte Spiel an sieben aufeinanderfolgenden Tagen bestreiten, aber von Müdigkeit war keine Spur.

Nur zu Beginn hatte der Kalterer bei erneut starkem Wind Probleme. Er gab gleich sein erstes Aufschlagspiel zum 0:2 ab, geriet 0:3 in Rückstand und wehrte zwei Bälle zum möglichen 0:4 ab.

Von da an spielte aber nur mehr Seppi. Er gestattete seinem Gegner in der Folge keinen einzigen Breakball mehr. Den ersten Satz gab er noch ab, seine ersten zwei Breakmöglichkeiten zum 2:0 im zweiten Durchgang ließ er noch aus, aber nach dem 2:2 machte der Kalterer neun Games in Folge und zog auf 3:6, 6:2, 5:0 davon.

Vor allem im letzten Satz war Seppi unnahbar und ließ dem 26-jährigen aus Bayern keine Chance. Dorsch ist in Südtirol kein Unbekannter, hat er doch 2001 das Futures-Turnier in Rungg gegen den Nordtiroler Patrik Mayr gewonnen, der damals im Halbfinale einen gewissen Andreas Seppi bezwungen hat. "Andi war auch heute körperlich ungemein stark. Trotz des starken Windes hat er drei Sätze lang die Initiative ergriffen und ist aggressiv geblieben", freut sich Trainer Massimo Sartori.

Morgen gegen Tipsarevic
Heute hat Andreas Seppi endlich einen Ruhetag. Er trifft in Miami erst morgen in der ersten Runde auf den Serben Janko Tipsarevic, die Nummer 98 der Welt. Die Bilanz lautet 1:1. Im Viertelfinale beim Junioren-Turnier in Paris 2002 siegte Seppi in drei Sätzen. Im Vorjahr in Melbourne gewann Tipsarevic in fünf. Der Sieger trifft in Runde zwei auf Juan Ignacio Chela.


Seepi doesn't know what tiredness is

The Kalterer ( from Kaltern) played his 7th match in 7 days to qualify for the main draw of the the ATP-Masters in Miami.

Key Biscayne/Bozen (sp) A successful qualification into the 2nd round at Indian wells, finals at the Sunrise Challenger and yesterday afternoon (Florida time) qualification for the 2nd ATP-Masters tournament of the year in Miami: The journey to USA was definitely worth it for Seppi. Seppi won in the final round of qualifying.

Since Monday the Kalterer is a top 100 player again (ranked 93), and the 23 year old develops into a marathon man on court. Yesterday Seppi had to play the 7th match in 7 days but there was no sign of tiredness.

Only at the beginning he had problems again with strong wind. He gave away his first serve to 0:2, went back 0:3 and defended 2 break points to stop a 0-4 lead.

Since then it was all Seppi. He didn't allow his opponent any break point chancess. He gave away the first set, didn't take his first 2 break chances for the 2:0 in the 2nd ser but after the 2:2, the Kalterer won 9 games in a row and went up to 3:6, 6:2, 5:0.

Seppi was too good especially in the final set and didn't give the 26 year old from Bavaria any chance. Dorsch is not unknown in South Tyrol because he won the Futures tournament in Rungg against the Tirolean Patrik Mayr in 2001, who back then beat Seppi.

'Andi was also today physically very strong Although there was strong wind, he took the initiative and stayed aggressive during all 3 sets", says Trainer Massimo Sartori happy.

Today Seppi has finally a relaxing day. He has a match tomorrow again in Miami in the 1st round against Janko Tipsarevic, #98 of the world. The H2h is 1-1. In the quarterfinals at the Junior tournament in Paris 2002, Seppi won in 3 sets. the year before in melbourne Tipsarevic won in 5 sets. the winner is playing Chela in the 2nd round.

Champion number 1
03-22-2007, 09:05 AM
Once again the thread I opened before should be groupd with this...

Today he is up against Tipsarevic... difficult, but also a match we know he can win.

Action Jackson
03-23-2007, 04:17 AM
Due to the rain the Seppi match has been rescheduled and he won't know what to do with the extra time off, though this is a big chance for him.

Champion number 1
03-23-2007, 03:00 PM
Seppi has lost 1st set to Tipsarevic 7-5 :( hopefully Andreas can fight back.

Champion number 1
03-23-2007, 03:30 PM
Seppi has broke back. Its 3-4 with Seppi serving in the 2nd set :)

Champion number 1
03-23-2007, 03:40 PM
Seppi serving at 4-5 now in the 2nd. He needs to hold. :bolt:

Champion number 1
03-23-2007, 03:43 PM
Seppi held 5-5 :dance:

Champion number 1
03-23-2007, 03:47 PM
Seppi missed break point and is now 5-6

03-23-2007, 03:48 PM
lost a good lead in the first but came back well in the 2nd

let's hope he takes it to a decider

Champion number 1
03-23-2007, 03:51 PM
Seppi now 0-30 oh dear!

Champion number 1
03-23-2007, 03:51 PM
0-40 :( 3 match points Janko

Champion number 1
03-23-2007, 03:53 PM
Seppi has saved 2 of them 30-40

but lost the third.

He lost 5-7 5-7 which sucks really, but well better luck in the next tournaments.

03-23-2007, 03:54 PM
identical to the first set, being breaked at 6-5 after going 0-40 and saving 2 MPs

ah well, clay courts here we come :(

Champion number 1
03-23-2007, 03:56 PM
Yes not a great start to the season for Seppi, but the last 3 weeks have been encouraging. He qualified for Indian Wells and got 2nd round then got to Sunrise Challenger final and now qualified for Miami. So now he can go into clay season with some spirit and back in the top 100.

03-23-2007, 04:04 PM
He should be something in the 80s after Miami in the Ranking.

03-23-2007, 09:38 PM
He should be something in the 80s after Miami in the Ranking.


Action Jackson
03-25-2007, 07:17 AM
I wonder if Andy will play Davis Cup or he hasn't been selected for the squad.

Action Jackson
04-09-2007, 10:45 AM
It was disappointing that Andy couldn't defeat a cramping Dudi Sela in DC, but he is still making too many mistakes and is lacking confidence, just has to fight through it.

He is playing in Valencia.

(1)David Ferrer (ESP) vs Daniele Bracciali (ITA)
(WC)James Ward (GBR) vs (q)
Sergio Roitman (ARG) vs Jan Hernych (CZE)
(8)Guillermo Garcia Lopez (ESP) vs Evgueni Korolev (RUS)

(4)Fernando Verdasco (ESP) vs Potito Starace (ITA)
Simon Greul (GER) vs (q)
Kristian Pless (DAN) vs (q)

(5)Gilles Simon (FRA) vs Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS)
(7)Filippo Volandri (ITA) vs Igor Andreev (RUS)
Oscar Hernandez (ESP) vs Stefan Koubek (AUT)
Alessio di Mauro (ITA) vs (q)
(3)Nicolas Almagro (ESP) vs Jan Hajek (CZE)

(6)Florian Mayer (ESP) vs (WC)Santiago Ventura (ESP)
Alejandro Falla (ECU) vs Andreas Seppi (ITA)
Alberto Martin (ESP) vs Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
(2)Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) vs Ernests Gulbis (LAT)

04-09-2007, 09:37 PM
Hopefully Falla wont show the US hardcourt form

Action Jackson
04-10-2007, 07:10 AM
It won't be easy for Seppi and he has the Monte Carlo qualies coming up as well, hope he can get a couple of wins here.

Champion number 1
04-10-2007, 08:18 AM
Seppi was horrible for the Davis Cup team when he lost in the 5th set at a break up to then lose 5 games in a row.

It will be difficult for him to come back from that. He has talent, but he is one of the major mentally weak players out there.

Action Jackson
04-10-2007, 12:55 PM
It's easy to support a guy when they are playing well and as for the Davis Cup, well Seppi would feel a lot worse about it than any of us will. He has to learn from the experience and then push forward from there.

Champion number 1
04-10-2007, 03:29 PM
I am still awaiting for Seppi to make a breakthrough year... I hope he doesnt just become a top 100 player, because his talent says so more than that. He might be one who gets better with age though, probably peaking in his later 20's.

Action Jackson
04-11-2007, 10:51 AM
Seppi lost 6-3 6-4 to Falla and I didn't watch this match, but his break point conversion was poor.

First service game of the 1st set he was up 40-0 and lost, he broke back straight away and then dropped serve later.

Down a break at 4-3, broke back to make it 4 all and then he lost his serve again and got to deuce on Falla's last service game, but couldn't come through. Sure it's not easy to adjust from fast hardcourt to clay, but plenty of chances blown.

He is playing doubles with Volandri, so it's good match practice for him.

Champion number 1
04-11-2007, 09:57 PM
As I said Seppi seems to crumble too often from good positions in games and sets. I just hope one day he can survive this.

Action Jackson
04-13-2007, 07:35 AM
Well Andy should be happy Milan won in the Champs League and now he has to qualify for Monte Carlo.

04-13-2007, 07:43 AM
Seppi will have a lot of support in MC. Forza :bounce:

Action Jackson
04-14-2007, 08:54 AM
(2) Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) - George Bastl (SUI)
Gorka Fraile (ESP) - (9) Andreas Seppi (ITA)

That's not too bad as qualie draws go, but just hope he is ready to go.

Action Jackson
04-14-2007, 01:26 PM
Seppi fumbled his way to victory 7-5 1-6 6-4. In the 1st set he was down 3-5 and then won 4 games in a row.

In the last set there were 7 breaks of serve, but Andy was able to serve it out and now plays Garcia-Lopez for a place in the main draw.

Action Jackson
04-15-2007, 10:36 AM
Andy has done it again, qualified for his 3rd TMS event of the season with an excellent 6-3 6-3 win over GGL.

Hope he can win a match in the main draw.

Action Jackson
04-15-2007, 06:49 PM
Andy plays Gabashvili in the 1st round, it's one that he can win for sure and if he wins then he will play Federer.

Champion number 1
04-15-2007, 08:38 PM
Seppi has done well to qualify here... a way to get over the last couple of weeks.

Champion number 1
04-16-2007, 10:34 AM
Great victory against Gabahsvili. Just lost 4 games and Seppi seems to be hitting back to some kind of decent form. Next up Federer so almost a certain loss, but hes done well to reach round 2.

Action Jackson
04-17-2007, 05:18 AM
Seppi played well from the last set that I saw and Gabashvili was going crazy as he does on court sometimes.

Seppi was getting good work on his forehand and he has nothing to lose against Federer, so just hope he can put on a good show.

The handshake was hilarious in that Gabash was so pissed off he just stuck his hand out and didn't even look at Seppi in the face.

Action Jackson
04-18-2007, 07:19 AM
I am very proud of the effort that Seppi put up against Federer. This is the perfect time to play him early in an event and while he was never going to win this match, he had some very good moments and too bad about the easy volley he failed to put away in that 2nd set tiebreak.

He wasn't being passive and it wasn't just brainless aggression either, hope he can build on that for the rest of the season.

Champion number 1
04-18-2007, 08:34 AM
Yes hopefully it gives him some confidence. I am actually more impressed with how he has gotten over the bad Davis Cup match because he has done well to win 3 matches and get to the 2nd round before giving Fed a good match. Federer just knows how to win, he has more weapons to win, but Seppi showed that his ground strokes can hold up in any company in the world, he just needs to improve his all court game a little more and become a little more decisive in key moments.

Action Jackson
04-19-2007, 04:11 AM
Seppi has good variations and his backhand was solid against Fed and the forehand needs a bit more stick, but from what I saw against Gabashvili and Federer as well, these are good signs. I mean if a guy like Serra can win 2 titles, then Andy is more than capable of winning one.

He is onto Barcelona now and hope he can do some damage there.

04-21-2007, 01:04 AM
I have seen a couple of shirtless pics of Andreas. Here is the link:



Action Jackson
04-21-2007, 12:08 PM
Seppi plays big Ivo in the 1st round.

(1) NADAL, Rafael ESP v BYE
LEE, Hyung-Taik KOR v JOHANSSON, Thomas SWE
GAUDIO, Gaston ARG v (13) SODERLING, Robin SWE

(11) SAFIN, Marat RUS v BOLELLI, Simone ITA
BYE v (8) CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG

MARTIN, Alberto ESP v FALLA, Alejandro COL

(10) STEPANEK, Radek CZE v PAVEL, Andrei ROU
BYE v (5) FERRER, David ESP

(6) NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN v BYE

(15) CALLERI, Agustin ARG v (WC) LOPEZ, Marc ESP
GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo ESP v LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP
BYE v (3) ROBREDO, Tommy ESP

(7) FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP v BYE
MIRNYI, Max BLR v (12) CANAS, Guillermo ESP

BYE v (2) DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS

04-21-2007, 01:44 PM
not a great draw, but he can win...Forza Andreas!

Champion number 1
04-22-2007, 07:54 AM
On clay Andreas can win if he concentrates... second round is difficult but also not impossible. Forza Andreas!

Action Jackson
04-23-2007, 11:04 AM
Andreas wins 6-7 7-5 6-3 over the serving machine Karlovic. Not good that he dropped his serve so early in the first set, but the good thing was that he was able to break in each of the sets.

He will have a tricky match against Nieminen and both are similar kinds of players and I'd love to be able to watch this.

Champion number 1
04-23-2007, 04:42 PM
Another good win for Seppi and I feel we are beginning to see the Andreas of end of 2005 and beginning of 2006 again. Maybe that lost in Davis Cup woke him up. A very good win against Karlovic even if I did expect it. Now he has Nieminen... A defeat is likely, but if he wins then I think he truly is back in form.

Action Jackson
04-25-2007, 05:48 PM
Not the best day for Andy, he was leading 2 breaks in the 1st set against Nieminen and lost 6-4 and then at 5-6, he lost the serve and the match. Nieminen is a tough opponent and I think Andy is still a fair way from his best form.

He and King Oscar lost their doubles as well after winning a round, well I hope he gets a WC to Roma.

Champion number 1
04-25-2007, 08:54 PM
As I said Seppi just seems to have that knack of losing even when in great positions. Mentally he really needs to mature, Im sure in time he will, but he seems a nervous player. His talent is unquestioned, one of the top 50 easily in terms of talent, even better, but his mentality is questionable.

Action Jackson
05-03-2007, 12:36 PM
Seppi should have got a WC to the main draw, but he got a WC to qualies instead. Just has to make it 4 qualifications to TMS events.

Action Jackson
05-05-2007, 09:04 AM
After the shit with not getting a WC, he plays Spadea in the 1st round of qualies. This will be the best time to get to Spadea, as he came from slow Estoril to the fast courts of Rome and will have less time to adjust.

(1)Guillermo Canas (ARG) vs Alessio Di Mauro (ITA)
(11)Florent Serra (FRA) vs Thomas Fabbiano (ITA)

(2)Max Mirnyi (BLR) vs Igor Kunitsyn (RUS)
(13)Oscar Hernandez (ESP) vs Alberto Martin (ESP)

(3)Kristof Vliegen (BEL) vs Federico Luzzi (ITA)
(10)Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) vs Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)

(4)Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP) vs Davide Sanguinetti (ITA)
(8)Michael Russell (USA) vs Michael Llodra (FRA)

(5)Albert Montanes (ESP) vs Victor Hanescu (ROU)
(12)Vincent Spadea (USA) vs Andreas Seppi (ITA)

(6)Nicolas Massu (CHI) vs Alejandro Falla (COL)
(14)Ivo Karlovic (CRO) vs Stefano Galvani (ITA)

(7)Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) vs Fabio Fognini (ITA)
(9)Amer Delic (USA) vs Luis Horna (PER)

Action Jackson
05-05-2007, 07:47 PM
Good stuff there from Andy winning 1-6 6-4 6-2. Slow start and didn't hold serve at all for the 1st set, then he got to 3-0 in the second and was able to hold it from there.

It will be tough against Montanes, but he can make it through to the MD again.

Champion number 1
05-05-2007, 08:10 PM
Yes difficult but still a good chance. I also feel he should have got a WC but maybe they were still p!ssed after he lost the davis cup opening rubber ;) Anyway lets just hope he is in the MD, Montanes is difficult.

Action Jackson
05-05-2007, 08:20 PM
Yes difficult but still a good chance. I also feel he should have got a WC but maybe they were still p!ssed after he lost the davis cup opening rubber ;) Anyway lets just hope he is in the MD, Montanes is difficult.

Yes, I am a bit biased when it comes to Andy :) , he should have got the 4th one, but the Davis Cup could be a factor.

Andy knows how to play qualifying matches and Montanes won't be easy, but Seppi is in his home country and if he gets his backhand down the line working well then he can have some success in this match.

I was saying to Genci before, his serve worries me and could hold him back, he doesn't serve high enough 1st serve percentages and doesn't use his height well.

Action Jackson
05-06-2007, 06:30 PM
Andy failed to qualify for Rome losing to Montanes 7-6 6-4, he actually started well and then dropped serve twice and Montanes served for the 1st set at 5-4, but Andy played another poor tiebreaker.

Lost the serve at 5-4 while trading breaks and now he's out and off to Hamburg where he is 4th alternate from the qualies.

Champion number 1
05-06-2007, 09:20 PM
Hopefully this loss doesnt out Andy down a bit as he was beginning to get on a bit of a decent run.

Action Jackson
05-12-2007, 06:05 AM
Andy is playing Vliegen in the 1st round of qualies in Hamburg and he has a 4-0 H2H over hi, hope he makes it 5.

Then he will play the King or Berlocq.

Champion number 1
05-12-2007, 08:02 AM
Very difficult match still... Vliegen is a much improved player, but on the red stuff Seppi has every chance.

Champion number 1
05-12-2007, 07:01 PM
Seppi won as Vliegen retired. Into quali round, but against the difficult Hernandez.

Action Jackson
05-13-2007, 04:54 AM
The doubles partners from Barcelona and this will be a very tough match and as much as I like the King, Seppi needs it more.

Champion number 1
05-13-2007, 05:48 PM
Hernanded won quite comfortbaly. Disappointing fr Seppi to not qualify for either Hamburg or Rome.

Champion number 1
05-19-2007, 06:53 PM
Seppi beat a young Austrian named Reissig today in the quali 1st round. Hopefully he can qualify this week. Dolgopolov stands in his way, winnable.

Action Jackson
05-20-2007, 07:37 AM
Good to see Andy playing in Pörtschach, this is just to get some match practice for RG and he really should not have many problems in qualifying for the main draw.

Champion number 1
05-20-2007, 06:12 PM
Didnt Andy lost in the qualifying round to Dogopolov or whatever his name is :(

Action Jackson
05-21-2007, 05:44 AM
I think Andy has his flight booked to Athens for an important match and he will be back in Paris on Thursday.

Action Jackson
05-25-2007, 10:34 AM
Andy must have been happy with the football result and now back to tennis, well he got a tough match first up, but anything can happen as he is playing Moya in the 1st round.

Champion number 1
05-25-2007, 07:30 PM
Very difficult first round.

05-29-2007, 07:43 PM
Andreas is playing one of his usual matches and the score shows it

1/6 6/3 3/6 4/0 (to resume tomorrow)

shjame they had to stop as the momentum seemed with him
let's hope for tomorrow

Champion number 1
05-29-2007, 10:12 PM
Yes I think he would have won if the match continued. Moya is very lucky and Seppi showing himself to be good, but inconsistent again. Tomorrow I think Seppi will take the set, but lose the decider as the rest will help Moya alot more.

Action Jackson
05-30-2007, 03:57 AM
Seppi can still win this match and just hope that they get it completed today.

05-30-2007, 08:00 AM
Let's hope it doesn't rain as expected. :unsure:

Action Jackson
05-30-2007, 08:02 AM
Here are a couple of pics from the match.

Action Jackson
05-30-2007, 01:37 PM
Moya won 6-1 3-6 6-3 2-6 6-0

The coming back today stopped Andy's momentum when he had it in the 4th, but this is a tough draw for him and just hope he can fight and do well in Prostejov.

Action Jackson
06-04-2007, 05:16 AM
Andy is playing the 150K Challenger in Prostejov and there are some very good points on offer here.

Dominik Hrbaty SVK [1] vs. Jan Mertl CZE
Dick Norman BEL vs. Qualifier
Ivo Klec SVK vs. Ivo Minar CZE
Dusan Lojda CZE [WC] vs. Jan Hajek CZE [?]

Martin Vassallo Arguello ARG [?] vs. Jiri Novak CZE [WC]
Diego Junqueira ARG vs. Juan Pablo Guzman ARG
Qualifier vs. Qualifier
Ivan Navarro Pastor ESP vs. Sergio Roitman ARG [?]

Andreas Seppi ITA [?] vs. Ramón Delgado PAR
Qualifier vs. Andre Sa BRA
Jiri Vanek CZE vs. Jan Vacek CZE [SE]
Bohdan Ulihrach CZE vs. Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo ESP [?]

Gaston Gaudío ARG [?, WC] vs. Roko Karanusic CRO
Flavio Saretta BRA vs. Ricardo Mello BRA
Pablo Andujar ESP vs. Danai Udomchoke THA
Tomas Zib CZE vs. Florian Mayer GER [2]

Champion number 1
06-04-2007, 08:44 AM
There are also some very good players. Seppi can at least reach the QF before a difficult opponent would surely await there, but first match is also not easy.

Champion number 1
06-04-2007, 12:10 PM
Good win for Seppi. He def. Delgado 64 63

Action Jackson
06-05-2007, 11:33 AM
Seppi plays Jan Minar and just hope he can get the victory in this one as well.

Champion number 1
06-06-2007, 02:52 PM
Seppi is into the QF. He beat Minar 63 36 64, difficult match, but more points in the rankings.

06-06-2007, 08:42 PM
yeah, good result in the biggest Challenger
Ulihrach should be very though considering his recent form and his good record in Czech Challengers

Action Jackson
06-07-2007, 02:35 AM
Bohdan won't be easy at all, but if Andy can hold his ground at the baseline and bring the big Czech forward, then he has good chances of making the semis.

Action Jackson
06-07-2007, 11:30 AM
Seppi lost to big Bohdan 3-6 6-2 7-6(4)

Tough one for sure leading 4-2 in the 3rd set and then having a match point at 5-6, these are the matches he has to win.

Champion number 1
06-07-2007, 11:31 AM
These are the matches he always seems to lose too. He is not 19/20 anymore and so now its not a coincedence of being young. He just hasnt got the mentally to be a top player on the ATP tour. He shows signs of being a top player even against the best but then loses in the end as always.

Champion number 1
06-09-2007, 05:17 PM
Guccione first up for Seppi at Queens. A quite difficult match up on grass. Guccione was a winner of the juniors title at Wimbledon once I think, or at least runner-up. Anyway its difficult, but not impossible. Seppi got to the SF of Nottingham before so he has some good abilties on the surface. His ground strokes go through the surface more as he is very good on both wings (but not very damaging either). Hopefully he can get a couple of wins here for confidence although Im not expecting much.

06-09-2007, 09:29 PM
not much chance IMO, especially considering he's coming from clay and Gooch already played in grass this week. But if he serves well, who knows :shrug:

Action Jackson
06-10-2007, 07:36 AM
I don't expect too much from this event, it will take some time to get adjusted to the surface.

Champion number 1
06-13-2007, 11:43 AM
Seppi is in a bit of trouble. He has an SF from Nottingham to defend and at the moment he is not even in the MD there or at Holland due to his low ranking, so he may need to qualify. However good news is that for the rest of the year he has very little points to defend. Hopefully he can have some decent draws in the rest of the year and also may need to play some challengers.

Action Jackson
06-17-2007, 08:34 AM
Seppi is in Rosmalen and he is playing Peya in the 1st round.

Champion number 1
06-17-2007, 08:38 AM
He should win that, but then Ljubo or Monfils the next round is tough.

06-18-2007, 11:49 AM
good win

beating Peya 6-4 6-4

Action Jackson
06-18-2007, 11:50 AM
Seppi now plays big Ivan Ljubo in the next round.

Champion number 1
06-18-2007, 07:42 PM
Decent result. He can beat Ljubo IMO if he just feels confident. Seppi plays quite well against the big guns, he actually plays well most of the time, but he just lacks the belief he can win the matches. Federer in Monte Carlo is a great example.

Action Jackson
06-20-2007, 05:10 PM
Ljubo won in straight sets just served too well.

Champion number 1
06-20-2007, 07:45 PM
Well Seppi is now down to 110-115 in the rankings. he needs at least 2nd round of Wimbledon to defend last years points. Then the rest of the year he has fewer points to defend so he can start again in some ways.

Action Jackson
06-24-2007, 03:26 PM
SEPPI, Andreas ITA vs HRBATY, Dominik SVK [31]

Seppi got one of the better seeds to play, but just hope he can make the 2nd round this time around.

Champion number 1
06-24-2007, 04:54 PM
If Seppi is on his game he can reach the 3rd round (Verdasco not in great form, Reynolds is good, but beatable of course)... however for sure Seppi shoukd beat Hrbaty in round 1 and if he doesnt it would be disappointing.

Action Jackson
06-26-2007, 12:43 PM
After a tough set Seppi winning 10-8 in the TB, then the last 2 sets were easy 6-1 6-2.

Seppi 7-6 6-1 6-2 and now will more than likely play Verdasco.

Champion number 1
06-26-2007, 04:44 PM
Impressive R1 result. Verdasco will be tough. If Seppi believes he can win although if he loses its no disgrace.

Action Jackson
06-28-2007, 05:41 AM
Seppi lost in straight sets to Verdasco, though this wasn't a surprise as Verdasco is very talented when his head is screwed on correctly.

Now Andy can come back to Torino and get some matches for the summer clay events.

Action Jackson
07-01-2007, 05:49 PM
Here is his section of the draw in Turin.

(3)Carlos Berlocq (ARG) vs Alessio di Mauro (ITA)
Flavio Saretta (BRA) vs (q)
(WC)Simone Vagnozzi (ITA) vs (q)
(5)Andreas Seppi (ITA) vs Michel Kratochvil (SUI)

07-02-2007, 02:44 PM
Goog draw for him..

Action Jackson
07-03-2007, 05:32 AM
I have to thank Princess Adam for taking these Seppi pics at Wimbledon. ( ( ( ( (

Action Jackson
07-05-2007, 02:12 AM
Andy won 4-6 6-2 6-1 and will now play Munoz-de la Nava in the next round, not sure where he will play next week, but I think he will get into one of the events directly.

Action Jackson
07-06-2007, 01:27 PM
Andy lost to Munoz-de la Nava in 3 sets, good tank it was. He wasn't sure which event he might have to had play qualies in, but he will be playing Båstad.

Champion number 1
07-06-2007, 01:50 PM
Well another bad loss, but if he tanked its not so bad. Hopefully Seppi does well in Bastad (love that name) next week.

Action Jackson
07-07-2007, 08:29 AM
Well another bad loss, but if he tanked its not so bad. Hopefully Seppi does well in Bastad (love that name) next week.

Now he is in Gstaad, he was in Båstad, but you know Andy is a mountain boy and he is playing in Gstaad now.

Champion number 1
07-07-2007, 09:30 AM
OK few other Italins are in Switzerland too so he will have company. maybe thats why he chose it. Either way I hope he plays a couple good matches. He will probably get the top seed in round 1 though.

Action Jackson
07-08-2007, 01:58 AM
Andy got a qualifier in the 1st round, then he would play either Koubek or Youzhny.

LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP v (WC) KRATOCHVIL, Michel SUI
ROITMAN, Sergio ARG v (5) MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA


(8) STARACE, Potito ITA v HAJEK, Jan CZE

KOUBEK, Stefan AUT v (2) YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS

Champion number 1
07-08-2007, 08:19 AM
Youznhy would be very difficult, but lets hope he gets to round 2.

Action Jackson
07-09-2007, 04:58 AM
Andy got Salva-Vidal, one of Nadal's friends and a leftie, hopefully he can get the job done here.

Champion number 1
07-09-2007, 08:46 AM
He beat Fognini too :( However Seppi needs a win here big time.

Champion number 1
07-09-2007, 06:17 PM
Hardly any points to defend from now to the US so he should get back to top 100 if he can find some form and win a few matches.

Action Jackson
07-11-2007, 02:22 PM
Seppi wins 6-4 6-0, always good to see a bagel.

Now he plays "El Fashionista" Koubek in the next round, whoever wins, well I can't lose.

Champion number 1
07-11-2007, 02:55 PM
Seppi has chances to win the next one and actually have a decent run into a tournament. However he does need to win first. Good performance today.

07-12-2007, 08:33 AM
Hello. :wavey:

I've been a fan of Andreas for a couple of years (since that win over Hewitt in Sydney to be precise) and I only just discovered that he had a thread. :lol:

I wish him the best of luck in his career. :D

Action Jackson
07-12-2007, 08:35 AM
Seppi has chances to win the next one and actually have a decent run into a tournament. However he does need to win first. Good performance today.

We'll see what happens, just hope if it gets close, that he wins it, because he has lost most of the 50-50 matches this season.

Action Jackson
07-12-2007, 11:34 AM
Great win there for Andy in a tough match, which was fun to watch, but a bit nervewracking as well.

After the 1st set where Seppi was giving away more presents than Santa on LSD at Xmas, this was quite a good match.

Koubek was solid at the start, then Seppi cut down on the errors and played some good aggressive tennis and hitting some excellent backhand volleys.

Of course Seppi served it for at 5-4 and played an awful game, but he held out in the end. He was struggling there in the TB, but he got the W.

It was good to see that Seppi finally win a close match and make a QF, these two played another close one in Gstaad previously.

Bad luck Stef as I like him as well.

07-12-2007, 11:49 AM
Weird scoreline, good win. :p

Champion number 1
07-12-2007, 05:42 PM
Nice for Seppi to win such a tough match like this. He nromally bottles it at the end, but at least he won this. Also some good points for the rankings which are very much needed.

Action Jackson
07-13-2007, 06:55 AM
Seppi is first one on today, auf gehts Andy.

Action Jackson
07-13-2007, 10:31 AM
Great performance from the Seppi winning 10 games in a row over Vassallo Arguello 6-4 6-0.

He was big tight and wasn't moving that well, but once he got the break back, he stayed positive and was able to control the rallies and cut out the errors and first semi final since Nottingham last year.

07-13-2007, 05:03 PM
looks like he needs the slow start to win matches nowadays

Action Jackson
07-14-2007, 11:29 AM
He has done it.

Andy makes his 1st final on the ATP level defeating Andreev 6-4 4-6 7-6 (5).

Good tactics from Andy and when he was down in the service games, he didn't panic and played some intelligent tennis, good use of the dropshot and played a solid match.

He turned around a 0-4 in the H2H with Andreev as well and Igor was returning poorly and he might have underestimated the South Tyrolean sex machine after taking Gasquet.

Igor was hitting some good backhands down the line and Seppi fighting hard and varying the pace and that match with Koubek where he finally won 2 tiebreakers, helped him for sure.

07-14-2007, 11:57 AM
Well done Seppi! :yeah:

Action Jackson
07-14-2007, 07:16 PM
Great week for Andy no matter what happens and he will be ranked around 89, which is a good thing.

He plays Mathieu, who is the huge favourite, but anything can happen.

07-14-2007, 07:17 PM
is that a beard? :scared:

Action Jackson
07-14-2007, 07:21 PM
Ötzi was from South Tyrol, maybe he had a beard.

07-14-2007, 10:58 PM

Action Jackson
07-15-2007, 12:09 PM
What an experience that was and not a good one.

Andy lost 6-7 91) 6-4 7-5. Well what can I say except when he was leading 5-3 in the 3rd, he just totally froze and Paulo took advantage of it and was able to win.

Paulo had his chances in 1st set up 5-3 40-15 on serve the 1st set, but couldn't close the deal and Seppi was able to win another tiebreaker.

In the 2nd set Paulo's serve kept him in the match and he was able to break Seppi and close it out.

Tough last set going down to the wire and Seppi choking away a 5-3 lead, he was playing such good tennis and then he forgot how to play and missed serves everywhere and Paulo was smart enough to get the ball in and make Seppi win it and he couldn't.

Great week for Seppi apart from the last 4 games.

07-15-2007, 01:47 PM

Andreas played a great match. Shame someone had to lose.

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Action Jackson
07-15-2007, 03:17 PM
Good week for Andy and hope he can build from this and he has DC to prepare for and then off to Kitzi and Sopot.

Action Jackson
07-15-2007, 04:14 PM
Some pics from the final.

07-16-2007, 09:41 AM
I'm gutted for Andy. :sad:

It's always tough to lose a match when you serve for it, especially in your first ever ATP final. :(

Nevertheless, congrats to Andy for a great week. :) :yeah:

Action Jackson
07-20-2007, 06:10 PM
Excellent performance from Andy in his DC match against Gilles Muller he won 6-1 6-1 6-4 and if he and Starace can add the doubles, then he can fly out for Kitzi on Sunday.

Action Jackson
07-22-2007, 10:35 AM
Italy won their DC tie and now it's onto Kitzi.

Just hope Andy can get used to the clay and read LaLo's serve.

(1) ROBREDO, Tommy ESP vs.BYE
LUCZAK, Peter AUS vs. GUZMAN, Juan-Pablo ARG
PATIENCE, Olivs.ier FRA vs. HAJEK, Jan CZE
(14) ANDREEV Igor RUS vs.BYE

LUZZI, Federico ITA vs. ZABALETA, Mariano ARG
(5) MONACO, Juan ARG vs.BYE

(4) CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG vs.BYE
(13) MASSU, Nicolas CHI vs.BYE

(11) VERDASCO, Fernando ESP vs.BYE
(7) ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP vs.BYE

(8) MAYER, Florian vs.BYE
(10) STARACE, Potito vs.BYE

(16) ESCHAUER, Werner vs.BYE
SEPPI, Andreas vs. LOPEZ, Feliciano
(3) FERRERO, Juan Carlos vs.BYE

(6) CALLERI, Agustin vs.BYE
(WC) FISCHER, Martin vs. HARTFIELD, Diego
(12) HERNANDEZ, Oscar vs.BYE

(15) LAPENTTI, Nicolas vs.BYE
(WC) MARACH, vs. PEYA, Alexander
(2) YOUZHNY, Mikhail vs.BYE

Action Jackson
07-24-2007, 04:34 PM
Seppi now plays his occasional practice partner Ferrero.

Funny match with LaLo winning 5-7 6-0 7-6 (3). Seppi started off very well and hardly made any errors and took a 5-1 lead, then they go off for rain and then loses the 6 next games.

Seppi refocuses and plays some tennis and wins the 2nd set 6-0 and then in the 3rd both were hardly troubled on serve until the breaker and then from 1-3 he wins the next 6 points.

Tougher than it should have been.

07-24-2007, 08:52 PM
Some photos from Alghero

Action Jackson
07-25-2007, 02:43 PM
Excellent win for Seppi over Ferrero.

Tight 1st set where they swapped breaks and then Seppi continued his great streak in tiebreakers and then he had a lapse and Ferrero was too solid and took the 2nd.

The start of the 3rd was the key where Ferrero had break points and Andy saved them and then converted his on the next game and had the match from there.

Now he plays Fognini in the next round.

Action Jackson
07-26-2007, 11:10 AM
Good to say another win for Andy he defeated Fognini 7-6 7-5, it was a solid performance and didn't really look like he was going to lose and that is a rare feeling these days.

Got the late break and served it out comfortably as well, now he either plays the geek Mayer or his friend Starace.

07-27-2007, 12:09 PM
Well, he lost to Starace 1-6 7-5 7-6(7) in the QF. :(

Andy served for the match at 6-1 *5-3. :tape:

But he came back from a break down in the deciding set which was good to see. :yeah:

07-27-2007, 12:21 PM
Das ist aber Schade. With one more win he would have had an SE spot for Sopot. Will he still try to play the qualifiers? I guess he'll have to arrive tomorrow already.

Action Jackson
07-28-2007, 06:57 AM
Andy isn't playing the qualies in Sopot, he will have to wait and see if he gets into MD or not.

07-28-2007, 01:41 PM
This week he will play the challenger of Trani or will train for the hard court season

Champion number 1
07-28-2007, 05:29 PM
Well he has had a very good couple of weeks so maybe a rest and training for hard court season is not a bad thing. Finally Andy is back to the player we knew he could be.

Action Jackson
07-28-2007, 08:49 PM
Some on courts pics at Kitz.

Action Jackson
07-28-2007, 08:52 PM
Some off court ones.

08-01-2007, 12:17 AM
Tyvm for pics. ;)

Action Jackson
08-11-2007, 01:25 PM
Seppi is in the Cincy qualies and he has a good chance to make it through.

(ALT) FALLA, Alejandro COL v DLOUHY, Lukas CZE
CILIC, Marin CRO v (10) SEPPI, Andreas ITA

Action Jackson
08-11-2007, 06:16 PM
Andy defeats Cilic 6-7 6-3 6-2. He was up a break in the 1st and lost it in a TB, but showed good mental strength to bounce back and win it in the end, though he had to save 2 bps in the last game.

Time to take revenge on Falla.

Champion number 1
08-12-2007, 08:57 PM
Lost badly 63 61...

Action Jackson
08-18-2007, 12:23 PM
Andy is playing qualies at New Haven and he didn't get an easy section, though I hope I am able to get someone I like through this section.

(3) SEPPI, Andreas ITA v WOLMARANS, Fritz RSA
LUCZAK, Peter AUS v (6) HORNA, Luis PER

Action Jackson
08-18-2007, 03:58 PM
Andy won 7-6 6-1 and will now play Gabashvili who saved 6 match points in his match against Gulbis and he beat him already this year in Monte Carlo qualies.

Action Jackson
08-19-2007, 07:45 AM
Andy lost to Gabashvili 7-6(13) 4-6 7-5 in just under 3 hours, and this was a tough 2nd round qualie match for sure and he only converted 1/11 break points, whereas Gabash was 1/8 and sadly that 1 was in the 3rd set.

Any thing can happen at the US Open, it depends on the draw.

08-21-2007, 03:13 PM
Other pics from Kitzbuhel. Photos made by Rudolf Meraner for

08-23-2007, 12:20 AM
Here is Andy's section in the US Open draw...

Lleyton Hewitt AUS (16)
Amer Delic USA

Andreas Seppi ITA
Agustin Calleri ARG

Nicolas Lapentti ECU

Edouard Roger-Vasselin FRA
Juan Monaco ARG (23)

Jurgen Melzer AUT (31)
Diego Hartfield ARG

Juan Martin Del Potro ARG
Nicolas Mahut FRA

Carlos Berlocq ARG
Radek Stepanek CZE

Mario Ancic CRO
Novak Djokovic SRB (3)

Champion number 1
08-23-2007, 06:32 PM
Tough but winnable first round. Will not even get past round 2 even if he wins R1.

Action Jackson
08-25-2007, 09:26 AM
Winnable 1st rounder for Seppi, but we'll see.

08-29-2007, 11:36 PM
4-6 4-6 6-3 5-7 :sad:

Action Jackson
08-31-2007, 02:50 PM
Andy and Verdasco lost in the doubles and now he can go play a challenger and then to Bucharest.

09-03-2007, 07:38 PM
My Pics of Andy from the US Open ( ( (

He played a very poor match against Calleri, his shots were often landing in the net, he had no feelings for the shots it seems. His serve was the only thing that was working... he played better as the match went on, but it wasnt enough. :mad:

Action Jackson
09-09-2007, 02:54 PM
Andy is playing Melzer tomorrow.

(1)Almagro, Nicolas ESP vs Bolelli, Simone ITA
Q vs Hartfield, Diego ARG
Guccione, Chris AUS vs Navarro Pastor, Ivan ESP
Berlocq, Carlos ARG vs Santoro, Fabrice FRA (7-WC)

(4)Melzer, Jurgen AUT vs Seppi, Andreas ITA
Roitman, Sergio ARG vs Q
Korolev, Evgeny RUS vs Serra, Florent FRA
Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo ESP vs Simon, Gilles FRA(6)

(8)Montanes, Albert ESP vs Devilder, Nicolas FRA
Mayer, Florian GER vs Hanescu, Victor ROU (WC)
Pavel, Andrei ROU (WC) vs Hernandez, Oscar ESP
Vliegen, Kristof BEL vs Starace, Potito ITA(3)

(5)Andreev, Igor RUS vs Luczak, Peter AUS
Q vs Gicquel, Marc FRA
Vassallo Arguello, Martin ARG vs Eschauer, Werner AUT
Q vs Volandri, Filippo ITA(2)

Champion number 1
09-09-2007, 06:49 PM
Difficult draw for Andy!

Champion number 1
09-10-2007, 03:39 PM
Seppi beat Melzer in 3.

Action Jackson
09-10-2007, 03:39 PM
This match was hilarious, but good our man won 4-6 7-5 6-4

The first set there were around 6 consecutive breaks of serve, uintil Melzer decided to hold in the 10th game.

The second set, something happened and they held serve all the way to the last game and then Seppi broke to love.

Seppi gets the break then at 4-2, Melzer restarts the breakathon and it continued all the way through to the end, where Seppi breaks serve for the match after failing to serve it out.

09-10-2007, 04:56 PM
BCR Open ( ( ( ( ( (

Action Jackson
09-10-2007, 04:59 PM
Thanks very much joyk, this is appreciated for sure.

Action Jackson
09-11-2007, 01:27 PM
Big opportunity in the 2nd round for Andy against Armando, this match is winnable, can't let this chance go.

09-11-2007, 01:28 PM
what happened to Roitman?

Action Jackson
09-11-2007, 01:38 PM
He got smashed, maybe Mara flashed him.

09-11-2007, 01:39 PM

hopefully it was just a bad day and not Hugo playing brilliantly
he beat Fognini already in qualies

Champion number 1
09-11-2007, 08:43 PM
Seppi should win anyway. He seems in better shape.

Action Jackson
09-12-2007, 11:26 AM
Andy lost 6-0 6-3, that is just wrong on so many levels.

Losing isn't the thing, just losing like that to Armando, that is just so funny in a wrong kind of way.

Action Jackson
09-12-2007, 12:08 PM
This loss was almost as good as the 82 unforced errors against Flo Mayer this year, but Armando must be smoking something and it's working.

Champion number 1
09-12-2007, 01:37 PM
I agree what is Armando on right now? For Seppi, a hugely disappointing loss.. as you say, to lose is one thing, to lose with just 3 games against Armando is just absolutely horrible.

Action Jackson
09-12-2007, 01:40 PM
Armando is garbage, and only winning 3 games makes it worse, but I can only laugh at something like this.

He and Bolelli are playing doubles now.

Mr Brightside
09-12-2007, 08:48 PM
Andy :rolls: pathetic loss :lol:
just 3 pts won in 1st set :spit:

Action Jackson
09-16-2007, 05:27 PM
Andy is playing in Szczecin and hopefully no more rubbish like in Bucharest.

(1/WC) Volandri - Ventura
Sabau - Ulihrach
Guzman - Q
Beto Martin (WC) - Vanek (8)

(4) Seppi - Hernych
(SE) Kamke - Ramirez Hidalgo
Q - Ascione
Devilder - Roitman (6)

(5) Berlocq - Koellerer
Gaudio - Zib
Dolgopolov jr - Silva
Brzezicki - Vassallo (3)

(7) Bolelli - Gawron (WC)
Q - Q
(SE) Ungur - Andujar
Mertl - Monfils (2/WC)

Champion number 1
09-16-2007, 09:21 PM
Quite a tough draw too... this is a challenger aswell? Wow, great field.

Action Jackson
09-18-2007, 04:02 PM
Andy lost 6-4 6-3 an improvement from last match.

At least he is still in the doubles.

09-18-2007, 09:52 PM
what is wrong with Andy these days :confused: :lol: Hugo Armando and now Hernych. you're rite tho George, it is an improvement :lol:

Champion number 1
09-19-2007, 03:31 PM
Seppi will never be a top 50 guy until he gains consistency. Every year he is like this. Plays 3 good tournaments then 4 bad ones.

Action Jackson
09-19-2007, 03:33 PM
what is wrong with Andy these days :confused: :lol: Hugo Armando and now Hernych. you're rite tho George, it is an improvement :lol:

At least Hernych can play.

Mr Brightside
09-19-2007, 07:29 PM
Andy plays good only a month in 1 year :confused:

Action Jackson
09-29-2007, 04:31 PM
Andy is back at Metz and he got a tough 1st rounder with Clement.

[1] ROBREDO, Tommy ESP v MAYER, Florian GER
CLEMENT, Arnaud FRA v SEPPI, Andreas ITA
KOUBEK, Stefan AUT v [6] SIMON, Gilles FRA

[4] MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA v BENNETEAU, Julien FRA
[WC] MONTCOURT, Mathieu FRA v MAHUT, Nicolas FRA
MASSU, Nicolas CHI v LAPENTTI, Nicolas ECU
SANTORO, Fabrice FRA v [8] ANDREEV, Igor RUS

WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI v TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried FRA

MONFILS, Gael FRA v [2] CANAS, Guillermo ARG

Mr Brightside
09-29-2007, 05:42 PM
i doubt he will win a match here :rolleyes:

10-02-2007, 11:00 PM
good win today for him 6-2 6-4 against Clement
didnt face a BP the whole match and hopefully this was because of his abilities and not a bad match from Clement

faces Boredo tomorrow and hopefully he wont get bored to death and play a solid match

Action Jackson
10-03-2007, 07:03 AM
Seppi can handle Boredo.

Mr Brightside
10-03-2007, 10:43 AM
good win but Clement is not unbeatable :p
he MUST beat Boredo :rolleyes:

Action Jackson
10-03-2007, 10:48 AM
good win but Clement is not unbeatable :p
he MUST beat Boredo :rolleyes:

Make up your mind man. You say you doubt that he would win a match here. Then he does that and it's not good enough.

Mr Brightside
10-03-2007, 08:28 PM
Make up your mind man. You say you doubt that he would win a match here. Then he does that and it's not good enough.

because he can lose against everyone :rolleyes:
looks in that polish challenger :rolleyes:
Robredo def Seppi 64 62

Action Jackson
10-04-2007, 05:08 AM
because he can lose against everyone :rolleyes:
looks in that polish challenger :rolleyes:
Robredo def Seppi 64 62

You think I don't know that he can lose to anyone. I'd support Federer or Nadal if I wanted someone to support someone that is easy. Except what Seppi is and what he isn't.

Action Jackson
10-05-2007, 07:56 AM
Andy will play in Vienna as we know he likes to play in German-speaking countries.

Action Jackson
10-07-2007, 07:07 AM
Andy drew Baghdatis in the 1st round and this is the best time to catch him.

[1] Djokovic v Ginepri
Q v Mayer
Melzer v Peya
[7] Chela v Garcia-Lopez

[3] Ljubicic v Q
Fish v Almagro
Calleri v Haase
[8] Baghdatis v Seppi

[6] Moya v Koubek
Lopez v Eschauer
Wawrinka v Gicquel
[4] Gasquet v Nalbandian

[5] Canas v Ferrero
Q v Benneteau
Q v Vanek
[2] Gonzalez v Volandri

10-08-2007, 04:55 PM
great win with an incredible scoreline 6-2 6-2

and now he has a winnable 2nd round against Haase

dont screw it Andy

Action Jackson
10-09-2007, 02:16 AM
I am not surprised by this win, because I know Baghdatis doesn't play well after a break and Andy could take advantage of that.

Yes, Haase is a different kind of match up, Seppi has to keep him off balance and make him go for more shots.

10-09-2007, 08:40 AM

10-10-2007, 05:32 PM
great win and on to the quarters we go

probably against Mr. Vienna, Ljuba Truba

tough one

Mr Brightside
10-10-2007, 07:55 PM
Andy will beat also Ljubo :p
finally a good week on a surface different from clay ;)

10-10-2007, 10:58 PM
nicely done, Andy ;) :D
now against Ljubicic who won in a three set TB against Fish

come on, Andy :devil:
make that H2H 2-1

El Legenda
10-10-2007, 11:46 PM
good luck, Ljubicic is 12-0 in Vienna, broken 1 time in 136 serve games :eek:
26-1 in sets

Action Jackson
10-10-2007, 11:55 PM
Andy will beat also Ljubo :p
finally a good week on a surface different from clay ;)

Funny you changed your tune as expected as soon as Andy wins 2 matches.

Action Jackson
10-11-2007, 12:08 AM
It won't be easy for Andy as Ljubo loves Vienna and the surface really suits him. Andy has return well and able to pressure Ljubo on the forehand side, then he chances.

We'll see what happens.

10-11-2007, 06:32 AM
They're not best quality but those pics have been taken during his match against Robredo in Metz last week.

Action Jackson
10-11-2007, 06:55 AM
Thanks for the photos, too bad about the result.

Action Jackson
10-12-2007, 12:55 PM
Great win for Andy and now he has made semi finals on every surface at least once in his career.

Champion number 1
10-12-2007, 02:58 PM
Wow I am pleasantly surprised by Andy's week... he should rise up the rankings at least now.

Action Jackson
10-12-2007, 03:05 PM
It's simple if he plays well and wins then he'll rise up the rankings.

10-12-2007, 03:53 PM
let's see how he plays against top player like Djokovic
hopefully another solid performance like against Federer in Monte Carlo

10-12-2007, 04:45 PM

10-12-2007, 05:09 PM
awesome, Andy :woohoo: :)

10-12-2007, 05:11 PM
Come on Andy, you can beat the Djoke.

10-13-2007, 06:23 PM
Andy lost 64 63. :sad:
but it was a great tournament.

Action Jackson
10-16-2007, 05:02 AM
Excellent week for Andy and now he is ranked 55th, he could reach his goal of top 50 very shortly.

Action Jackson
10-19-2007, 05:36 PM
Andy is playing in Lyon and plays a qualifer in the 1st round and then the winner of Haas or Andreev.

10-23-2007, 03:57 PM
very bad loss against LL Marach 7-6 7-6

Champion number 1
10-27-2007, 09:25 AM
As soon as Andy gets anywhere near top 50 he loses.

Anyway this week he is trying to qualify for the masters event. I hope he wins. Mirnyi first round Qualies.

Action Jackson
10-28-2007, 04:21 AM
Andy beat big Max 6-2 7-6(6) and now plays Lapentti for a place in the MD.

No need to obsess about rankings.

Action Jackson
10-28-2007, 01:00 PM
Andy has qualified for Bercy defeating Lapentti 6-4 6-2, he lead 5-2 in the 1st set, but he got the job done.

Is it possible to limit the ranking talk, just see what happens in this event from now.

Mr Brightside
10-28-2007, 08:19 PM
Seppi will play tomorrow against Querrey.

Mr Brightside
10-29-2007, 02:53 PM
Andy won 57 61 63 and in R2 will face Canas :)
New best ranking for him now :)

10-29-2007, 03:27 PM

10-29-2007, 07:25 PM
very important win this one, thought it was vanished when he was 3-1 down in the 3d

no high hopes against canas, just hope he plays his best

Action Jackson
10-30-2007, 01:26 AM
Good tournament to finish the season, but what happens will happen.

10-30-2007, 01:29 AM
Viel Spass gegen Canas, Andy.

Champion number 1
10-30-2007, 01:42 PM
Done well this week. IF he beats Canas maybe he has outside chance of reaching top 50?

Action Jackson
10-31-2007, 03:56 AM
Andy lost 6-3 7-6, but his season is over for now and had some good parts and some comical parts as well.

10-31-2007, 08:04 AM
Andy lost 6-3 7-6, but his season is over for now and had some good parts and some comical parts as well.

maybe time to change the sig?

the guy behaved in the last part of the season

Champion number 1
11-01-2007, 06:20 PM
Yep Seppi really played well in the last part of the season. He moves up to 49 currently in the rankings, but the week is not finished. Its a possibility he will be a top 50 player for the first time at the end of the week which coincides with the end of the season. I really hope :)

Considering his poor parts of the season... Seppi could really move up the rankings by midway through next year.

11-07-2007, 09:29 AM

Interview to Andreas in his country, Caldaro(in italian)

Action Jackson
11-07-2007, 09:39 AM
maybe time to change the sig?

the guy behaved in the last part of the season

Yes, I think it's time to change the signature for now and if you could translate this interview with the man I'd love it.

Mr Brightside
11-07-2007, 01:12 PM

Interview to Andreas in his country, Caldaro(in italian)

it's nice to see that Andy and Karin are really friends :)

11-17-2007, 10:14 AM
Forza.....I really like Seppi and I hope he can have a lot of success in 2008. Do you guys think he can win an ATP title next year?

Champion number 1
11-17-2007, 11:57 AM
Seppi improves alot, but then he plays some mind boggling crap tennis all of a sudden... so first he must try to remain consistent and with this it is possible he can win an ATP tournament.

Action Jackson
11-22-2007, 02:25 AM
Andy will be starting 2008 in Doha and in Sydney as usual.

Action Jackson
12-03-2007, 12:24 PM
This from the kids day in Kaltern the hometown of Andy. Knapp, Schiavone and Starace are there as well.

12-10-2007, 09:32 AM

Interview to Andreas in his country, Caldaro(in italian)

Yes, I think it's time to change the signature for now and if you could translate this interview with the man I'd love it.

Would it be possible to post the translation of the interview here?

12-23-2007, 05:18 PM

Andreas Seppi is charged: `I'm ready to win an ATP title' After 6 weeks of intense preparations in Caldaro, Seppi has moved to Monte Carlo, where in the hard courts of the Principality will spend the last days of the preparations for the coming season. 'We are trying to recreate match situarions. Here there's also Volandri and Ljubicic and after much gym we're trying to take care of the tennis part. I play some matches before the Christmas holidays and the departure.`

Seppi can be satisfied of 2007 ' the last part of the season was the best of my career. In a certain point I could play the best tennis and this allowed me to move a lot up the ranking. I achieved my best ranking, so I can judge this season positively, shame about the so so start of the season in the clay courts. I didnt feel well on the court, many up and downs. Then came the final in Gstaad surprisingly and from there I maintained an aggressive tennis that made me go up. Before the new season Seppi is trying to improve ' I hope to start better. Even though in the first tournaments is never easy, it would be a big boost of esteem. I hope to adapt quickly and to maintain a high and continuous level' . The dream remains the same 'To do well in the slams and Master Series, especially in Rome. And then I want to win an ATP. I feel ready and after all I was very close to that already'

12-23-2007, 05:38 PM
Auf geht's Andy :yeah: :)

Champion number 1
12-27-2007, 02:53 PM
Good luck Seppi this year... make the major breakthrough :)

Action Jackson
12-29-2007, 03:29 PM
Seppi got the tricky Santoro, and then if he wins that. Davydenko more than likely.

SEPPI, Andreas ITA vs SANTORO, Fabrice FRA

[3]MURRAY, Andy GBR vs ROCHUS, Olivier BEL
HAJI, Abdulla QAT vs BERRER, Michael GER


MIRNYI, Max BLR vs LEE, Hyung-Taik KOR
CALLERI, Agustin ARG vs [2]ROBREDO, Tommy ESP

12-29-2007, 03:39 PM
playing Fabrice for the first time must be a nightmare

12-31-2007, 02:31 PM
many chances to win but in the end he lost 4 BPs in the final set which could have given him the match. Lost opportunity but he played very well at some games and playing Fabrice is never easy

12-31-2007, 05:17 PM
F Santoro (FRA) d A Seppi (ITA) 64 16 62 :( :(

12-31-2007, 05:26 PM

01-05-2008, 10:53 AM
Seppi vs. Tsonga in 1st round Sydney

tough but not impossible

01-06-2008, 10:48 AM
Few of Seppi training on Sunday.