Jannik Sinner, touching message for Andreas Seppi

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Sinner and the touching message for the 38-year-old South Tyrolean man

Jannik Sinner wanted to comment on the news of Andreas Seppi’s retirement, another South Tyrolean like the 2001 class. The 21-year-old expressed himself in a post via his Instagram profile and took it upon himself to thank the 38-year-old Italian.

“Congratulations on your beautiful career my friend, you are a great example for everyone and we will miss you,” Sinner wrote, also posting two photos together with Seppi.

Over the course of his career, the 1984-year-old was Italy’s number one ranked Atp for 215 weeks.

Despite having achieved excellent results in skiing since childhood, at the age of 13 Jannik decided to devote himself exclusively to tennis, moving to Bordighera, at the court of Riccardo Piatti. It was a choice that would prove successful, as Sinner is the youngest Italian tennis player ever to enter the top 100 (October 2019) and to win an Atp title in the Open era (Sofia 2020). In addition, along with Matteo Berrettini, Jannik is the only Italian tennis player to have reached at least the round of 16 in all four Slams. For him, 2022 was the breakthrough year: he left Piatti to rely on Vagnozzi.

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