Andreas Seppi marries Michela Bernardi on 10 September in Ortisei, Italy. © Andreas Seppi
Saturday, 10 September was doubly special for ATP World Tour stars as two former Top 20 players walked down the aisle.
Three-time ATP World Tour titlist Andreas Seppi married Michela Bernardi in Oreisei, Italy. The Italian wrote on Instagram, “Every love story is beautiful, but ours is my favourite. Best friends for life… Husband and wife. Mr. & Mrs. Seppi”.
Fellow Italian Simone Bolelli was also in attendance at the memorable affair. View Photo
Paul-Henri Mathieu wed his longtime girlfriend, Quiterie Camus, in Bourron-Marlotte, France. The mother of the now Mrs. Mathieu performed the ceremony as Deputy Mayor of the city. The couple’s son Gabriel was also on hand for the beautiful day.
Beaucoup d'émotions ✨ Merci mon ange pour cette magnifique journée!
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Andreas Seppi is a professional tennis player from South Tyrol region in northern Italy, who turned pro in 2002. He started his career playing in the ATP Futures and ATP Challenger Series circuits.
Seppi is trained and coached by Massimo Sartori and loves to play on clay and hard courts. He accomplished a career high singles ranking of World No. 18.Early Life & Career
Seppi was born on 21 February 1984 in Bozen/Bolzano, Italy. Regarding nationality, he is Irish with the birth sign of Pisces.
Seppi started his professional career in 2001, where he played on ATP Futures and ATP Challenger Series for about three seasons. In 2003, he won his first future events, defeating Lars Ubel, in Munich Germany.
In 2004, Seppi participated and performed in Davis Cup against Georgia, losing to Irakli Labadze in five sets.
Seppi made his final at the Sunrise challenger series, defeating Gustavo Kuerten, Juan Martin del Porto, and Nicolas Massu. In the final, he was losing the championship against the Gael Monfils.
In 2008, Seppi played at German Open Tennis Championships. He defeated Richard Gasquet, Juan Monaco, and Nicolas Kiefer before losing to Roger Federer in the semifinals.
The year 2011-2012 brought good results for Seppi. He won the challenger title at Bergamo in 2011. That same year, he triumphed the first ATP title at Eastbourne.
Seppi won his second ATP title in 2012 at Belgrade, defeating Benoit Paire in the final.
In 2012, he reached the fourth round of French Open. The following year, he got knocked out in the fourth round of Wimbledon Championships.
In 2015 at the 2015 Australian Open, he became the headlines upon defeating Roger Federer third round in four sets.
The year 2016 disappointing for him. He had a satisfactory performance through years.Personal Life & Dating
Seppi and his longtime girlfriend Michela Bernardi are officially husband and wife now. They celebrated their wedding on Sep 10, 2016.
Their wedding took place in Ortisei on Saturday afternoon in front of their family and friends. They used social media like Twitter and Instagram to flourish their wedding news.
It is about several months of their marriage and still, they are looking happy in their relationship.
A post shared by Michela Bernardi Seppi (@michela_bernardi_seppi) on Oct 24, 2016 at 12:09pm PDT
Bernardi is the life partner who is always there in good times and bad times with her husband. She is very grateful for being a wife of Seppi.
Seppi is fluent in English, German, and Italian language. He supports A.C Milan team. He is a good friend of Karin Knapp who is a WTA player.
Seppi loves to travel along with his wife. Their favorite holiday destination is New Zealand. They both are the animal lover and have a dog at their home.Net Worth & Endorsements
Seppi is a popular face with advertisers. Over the past few years, he is endorsed by Pro Kennis tennis racquets and Fila Gear.
Over a past few years, he earned huge name and fame due to the remarkable performance.
Seppi has an annual income of $772,120. As a prize money, he accumulated around $7,558,621. As of 2015, he has an estimated net worth of $8,330,745.
Massive of his fans and followers following him on Instagram, Twitter, and on Facebook.Related Bio Related News/Gossip You may like
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Andreas Seppi (German pronunciation: [anˈdreːas ˈsɛpi] ;  Italian: [ˈsɛppi] ; born 21 February 1984) is an Italian professional tennis player from the South Tyrol region in northern Italy, who turned professional in 2002. He considers clay and hard courts his favourite surfaces and is coached by Massimo Sartori.  Seppi has reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 18.
Seppi turned pro in 2001, playing exclusively on the ATP Futures and ATP Challenger Series circuit for three seasons. He won his first Futures event in 2003, in 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.
In 2004, Seppi made his Davis Cup debut against Georgia, losing to Irakli Labadze in five sets. In Kitzbühel , Seppi failed to convert 10 match points against Rainer Schüttler in a second-round loss. A few weeks later, Seppi was able to gain revenge for this loss. In his Grand Slam debut as a qualifier, he defeated Schüttler, coming from two sets to love 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 quarterfinals. In the Davis Cup, Seppi came back from two sets to love down and defeated Juan Carlos Ferrero , before losing to Rafael Nadal in the reverse singles. After this performance, he reached his first ATP Tour semifinal in Palermo , where he defeated defending champion Tomáš Berdych , before falling to Igor Andreev .
In 2006, Seppi made semifinals on hard courts in Sydney and grass in Nottingham , showing that he was able to perform well on other surfaces besides clay. Seppi ended the streak of four consecutive Sydney titles for Lleyton Hewitt and, in the process, saved two match points. Seppi lost against Andre Agassi in his last appearance at Wimbledon .
At the 2007 Australian Open , Seppi defeated American Bobby Reynolds in five sets, after saving a match point. The match was scheduled for the afternoon, but was put back due to the heat.  This match finished at 3:34 am, which was at the time the latest time for a match to be completed until it was surpassed by the Lleyton Hewitt and Marcos Baghdatis match at the 2008 Australian Open which started at 11:47pm and finished at 4:33am because of a two-hour delay.
Seppi made the final of the Sunrise Challenger, defeating Gustavo Kuerten , Juan Martín del Potro , and Nicolás Massú , and then losing to Gaël Monfils . After Sunrise , Seppi struggled with his ranking outside the top 100. He surprisingly made his first ATP Tour final in Gstaad , where he defeated Stefan Koubek and Igor Andreev both in third-set tiebreakers. Seppi led 5–3 in the third set and had the opportunity to serve for the championship but failed to do so losing to Paul-Henri Mathieu . Seppi made his first semi final indoors in Vienna defeating two-time defending champion Ivan Ljubičić along the way to complete the feat of at least making the semi finals of events played on clay, hardcourt, grass and indoors, eventually finishing in the top 80 for the third consecutive year.
The 2008 season Seppi won his first Challenger title at Bergamo where he defeated Julien Benneteau in the final for the loss of 1 set in the tournament. He made the quarter-finals of the indoor event in Rotterdam where he defeated Lleyton Hewitt in the process saving a match point. Then he scored his biggest win over the then world number 2 Rafael Nadal before losing to Robin Söderling . Seppi qualified for the semi-finals of the Hamburg Masters , this was the first time he reached that stage of the Masters Series events, he defeated Richard Gasquet , Juan Mónaco and Nicolas Kiefer in a match where he led 6–3, 5–3 before winning which included Seppi winning the last 4 games and went for 3 hours and 13 minutes in duration,  before losing to Roger Federer in the semi-finals.
In 2009 Seppi made the semi finals in Belgrade and in Umag both on clay, while winning his second Challenger title in San Marino defeating countryman Potito Starace in the final. Seppi found success at the challenger level in 2010 where he won his third challenger title at Kitzbühel accounting for Victor Crivoi in the final.2011–2012: Breakthrough
For the second time Seppi won the Challenger title at Bergamo in 2011 and later in the year followed that victory with his first ATP title in 2011 at Eastbourne which came on grass defeating Janko Tipsarević in the final after the Serbian retired at 5–3 down in the 3rd set. Earlier in the day Seppi played Igor Kunitsyn in the semi final which he also won in 3 sets.
Seppi won his second ATP title in 2012 at Belgrade defeating David Nalbandian in the semi finals and Benoît Paire in the final. At the quarterfinals of the Rome Masters he defeated Stanislas Wawrinka , having saved six match points in the process.
Seppi reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career at the 2012 French Open , eventually being defeated by world #1 Novak Djokovic in five sets having won the first two sets.  He defeated former World No. 3 Nikolay Davydenko in the first round and former top ten player Fernando Verdasco along the way. He didn't fare well at the other Grand Slam tournaments, losing in the first round of the Australian and US Opens as well as Wimbledon .
2013: Entering the top 20
Seppi started his 2013 season at the Hopman Cup , partnering 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone . Seppi lost all three of his singles rubbers, to Novak Djokovic , Bernard Tomic and Tommy Haas , but combined with Schiavone to win all their doubles rubbers, against the Serbian pairing of Djokovic and Ana Ivanovic ,  the Australian pairing of Tomic and Ashleigh Barty  and the German pairing of Haas and Tatjana Malek .  The win over the Serbian pair of Djokovic and Ivanovic marked the first victory for Seppi and Schiavone over their respective opponents in any capacity, as Seppi has never defeated Djokovic  and Schiavone has never beaten Ivanovic  in professional singles matches.
At the Sydney International the following week, Seppi reached the semifinals as the third seed, losing to eventual champion Tomic. 
Seppi reached the fourth round of the 2013 Australian Open , a result which saw him enter the world's top 20 for the first time. 
Mixed results followed the Australian Open, with a quarterfinal loss in Dubai to eventual champion Djokovic (extending the Italian's winless record to 0–11)   and a fourth-round loss in Miami to Andy Murray , who went on to win the tournament. 
Seppi's 2014 season started poorly; losing every match at the Hopman Cup. In the Sydney International, Seppi was seeded 3rd. He was defeated by Marinko Matosevic in the second round (bye first round).  In the Australian Open, he beat Lleyton Hewitt in five sets but lost to Donald Young in the second round.
At the Rotterdam Open, he was defeated by Tomas Berdych in the first round. He then lost to Michael Llodra in Marseille. Seppi did manage to find some form in Dubai, reaching the second round by beating Florian Mayer coming from 3–0 down in the third set. The match ended 4–6, 6–1, 7–5. He was then defeated by Philipp Kohlschreiber . He reached the third of the Indian Wells and the Miami Masters losing to Stan Wawrinka and David Ferrer respectively. At the 2014 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters Seppi defeated no.13 seed Mikhail Youzhny and Pablo Andújar but lost to Rafael Nadal in the third round.
In January at the 2015 Australian Open , the unseeded Seppi caused a huge upset by beating second seed and four-time champion Roger Federer in the third round in four sets, after having lost to him in ten previous meetings.  Seppi was defeated in the next round by Nick Kyrgios in five sets, despite having a match point in the fourth set. 
Seppi's next tournament after the Australian Open was the 2015 PBZ Zagreb Indoors , where he was seeded fifth. There, he reached his first final since 2012 but lost to Spaniard Guillermo García-López in straight sets. 2016: Struggle with form & decline in rankings
He started off with a decent result in the 2016 Australian Open , as the 28th seed he managed to get to the third round before losing to eventual champion Novak Djokovic . He had two disappointing results in the 2016 Indian Wells Masters & the 2016 Miami Open , In the 2016 Indian Wells Masters he lost to 9th seed John Isner and in the 2016 Miami Open he lost to 27th seed Alexandr Dolgopolov . In the Italian Open he lost to Richard Gasquet in the second round. Seppi crashed out of the 2016 French Open in the first round to Ernest Gulbis . In 2016 Wimbledon Championships , Seppi smashed Guillermo García-López in straight sets before losing to eventual finalist Milos Raonic in the second round. In the US Open , Seppi beat Frenchman Stéphane Robert before falling to 4 seed Rafa Nadal .
Seppi's first ATP tournament of the year was the Australian Open . After beating Paul-Henri Mathieu in the first round, he upset No.14 Nick Kyrgios , despite losing the first 2 sets of the match. He then took down Steve Darcis in 4 sets before falling to Stan Wawrinka in a tight 3-set, 3-tiebreak match.  This matched Seppi's best result in singles at a Major. He then played the Sofia Open where he lost to Steve Darcis in the Round of 16. He lost in the first round of a challenger in Bergamo. He then lost in the first round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships to an in-form Fernando Verdasco.
Pundits divided over comments apparently caught on camera
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Kim Sears is reported to have directed abuse at Berdych Getty Images
Supporting your loved one is one thing, but Andy Murray’s fiancée appears to some to have verged on racially abusing his opponent during the semi-final of the Australian Open. Kim Sears’ mistake, it would seem, was not simply swearing at Tomas Berdych, but in mentioning the fact that he is Czech while doing so. The 27-year-old was clearly pumped up watching Murray take on Berdych, with tension over the match heightened by the fact that the Czech player happens to be coached by Murray’s friend and former coach Dani Vallverdu.
And towards the end of a close first set during Thursday’s match, which Murray would go on to lose, a scowling Ms Sears was seen by millions watching on TV clearly mouthing an expletive-filled tirade against Berdych. Murray had broken serve when Berdych served for the first set at 5-3. As Murray made his trademark clenched fist after winning the game, TV cameras switched to his fiancée’s reaction - seemingly shouting out, according to lip readers, “f***ing having that you Czech f***ing f***.”
To some, like anti-racism campaigner Weyman Bennett, of Unite Against Facism, her remarks represent “the thin end of a racist edge because the problem is, whether he is Czech or not, referring to him being Czech is irrelevant”. Speaking to The Independent, he added: “I think she should apologise because what happens is when people have these prejudicial feelings they come out at a point of tension or a point of conflict.”Australian Open 2015 in pictures Australian Open 2015 in pictures 1/54 Novak Djokovic DEF Andy Murray
Andy Murray looks on as Novak Djokovic holds the trophy2/54 Novak Djokovic DEF Andy Murray
Novak Djokovic lifts his trophy3/54 Novak Djokovic DEF Andy Murray
Andy Murray ponders what went wrong after the defeat4/54 Serena Williams DEF Maria Sharapova
Serena Williams wins the 2015 Australian Open5/54 Serena Williams DEF Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova was unable to cope with Serena Williams' power6/54 Serena Williams DEF Maria Sharapova
Serena Williams celebrates a point in her Australian Open victory over Maria Sharapova7/54 Novak Djokovic DEF Stan Wawrinka
Novak Djokovic consoles Stan Wawrinka after the match8/54 Andy Murray DEF Tomas Berdych
Andy Murray reaches the final of the Australian Open after beating Tomas Berdych in another impressive display, but the match was marred by ill feeling9/54 Andy Murray DEF Tomas Berdych
Tomas Berdych said something during the match which clearly angered Murray10/54 Andy Murray DEF Tomas Berdych
Andy Murray unleashes a forehand during his impressive victory over Tomas Berdych11/54 Novak Djokovic DEF Milos Raonic
Novak Djokovic (L) speaks with Canada's Milos Raonic after victory12/54 Andy Murray DEF Nick Kyrgios
Kim Sears watches on as her fiancé Andy Murray takes on Nick Kyrgios13/54 Andy Murray DEF Nick Kyrgios
Andy Murray celebrates a point against Nick Kyrgios14/54 Andy Murray DEF Nick Kyrgios
Andy Murray celebrates the victory over Nick Kyrgios in the Australian Open quarter-finals15/54 Andy Murray DEF Nick Kyrgios
Nick Kyrgios appeals a point during his quarter-final defeat to Andy Murray16/54 Maria Sharapova DEF Eugenie Bouchard
Eugenie Bouchard walks off the court holding back the tears after her Australian Open exit17/54 Maria Sharapova DEF Eugenie Bouchard
Maria Sharapova celebrates victory over Eugenie Bouchard in the Australian Open quarter-finals18/54 Maria Sharapova DEF Eugenie Bouchard
Maria Sharapova and Eugenie Bouchard shake hands after their Australian Open quarter-final clash19/54 Tomas Berdych DEF Rafael Nadal
Tomas Berdych shakes hands with Rafael Nadal after knocking the Spaniard out of the Australian Open20/54 Tomas Berdych DEF Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal suffered a straight-sets defeat to Tomas Berdych21/54 Tomas Berdych DEF Rafael Nadal
Tomas Berdych celebrates his victory over Rafael Nadal22/54 Stan Wawrinka DEF Guillermo Garcia Lopez
Stan Wawrinka signs autographs for fans after seeing off Guillermo Garcia-Lopez23/54 Stan Wawrinka DEF Guillermo Garcia Lopez
Stan Wawrinka came through his fourth round match against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez to reach the quarter-finals24/54 Stan Wawrinka DEF Guillermo Garcia Lopez
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez was unable to halt Wawrinka despite a third-set fightback25/54 Serena Williams DEF Garbine Muguruza
Serena Williams recovered from a set down to beat Garbine Muguruza26/54 Serena Williams DEF Garbine Muguruza
Serena Williams recovered from a set down to beat Garbine Muguruza27/54 Dominika Cibulkova DEF Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka was knocked out by Dominika Cibulkova28/54 Dominika Cibulkova DEF Victoria Azarenka
Dominika Cibulkova shocked Victoria Azarenka to reach the quarter-finals29/54 Andy Murray DEF Joao Sousa
Andy Murray celebrates his third round victory over Joao Sousa30/54 Andy Murray DEF Joao Sousa
Sousa was unable to trouble Murray as he lost in straight sets31/54 Andy Murray DEF Joao Sousa
Murray will face Grigor Dimitrov in the quarter-finals32/54 Andy Murray DEF Joao Sousa
Kim Sears can barely watch on as Murray battles Sousa33/54 Eugenie Bouchard DEF Caroline Garcia
Bouchard waves to the crowd following her victory over Caroline Garcia34/54 Eugenie Bouchard DEF Caroline Garcia
Eugenie Bouchard beat Caroline Garcia 7-5 6-0 to move into the fourth round35/54 Eugenie Bouchard DEF Caroline Garcia
Caroline Garcia was unable to stop Bouchard as she went down in straight sets36/54 Andreas Seppi DEF Roger Federer
Roger Federer shakes hands with Andreas Seppi after his third round elimination at the Australian Open37/54 Andreas Seppi DEF Roger Federer
Andreas Seppi celebrates his victory over Roger Federer38/54 Andreas Seppi DEF Roger Federer
Roger Federer reacts to defeat against Andreas Seppi39/54 Serena Williams DEF Vera Zvonareva
Serena Williams celebrates winning a point against Vera Zvonareva40/54 Eugenie Bouchard DEF Kiki Bertens
Eugenie Bouchard was asked to 'do a twirl' after her win over Kiki Bertens41/54 Stanislas Wawrinka DEF Marius Copil
Stan Wawrinka beat Marius Copil to progress to the third round42/54 Novak Djokovic DEF Andrey Kuznetsov
Novak Djokovic powered past the challenge of Andrey Kuznetsov43/54 Novak Djokovic DEF Andrey Kuznetsov
Novak Djokovic celebrates his straight-sets victory over Andrey Kuznetsov44/54 Novak Djokovic DEF Andrey Kuznetsov
Kuznetsov couldn't cope with Djokovic in the opening two sets as the Serbian asserted his dominance45/54 Day 1
Australian fans cheer on during the first round match between Nick Kyrgios of Australia and Federico Delbonis of Argentina46/54 Lucie Hradecka DEF Ana Ivanovic
Lucie Hradecka stunned Ana Ivanovic with a 6-1 3-6 2-6 victory47/54 Lucie Hradecka DEF Ana Ivanovic
Ivanovic screams out in anger after her defeat to Hradecka48/54 Lucie Hradecka DEF Ana Ivanovic
Ana Ivanovic slides on the Rod Lever Arena court surface during her surprise defeat to Hradecka49/54 Rafael Nadal DEF Mikhail Youzhny
Rafael Nadal shakes hands with Mikhail Youzhny after his first round victory50/54 Rafael Nadal DEF Mikhail Youzhny
Nadal celebrates after his first round victory51/54 Rafael Nadal DEF Mikhail Youzhny
Nadal needed just 1 hour and 49 minutes to defeat Youzhny and move into the second round52/54 Andy Murray DEF Yuri Bhambri
Andy Murray beat Yuri Bhambri in the first round 6-3, 6-4, 7-653/54 Andy Murray DEF Yuri Bhambri
Andy Murray and Yuri Bhambri shake hands after the former's first round victory54/54 Andy Murray DEF Yuri Bhambri
Murray's first round victory wasn't his most convincing victory of his career
And a spokesperson for Show Racism the Red Card described Ms Sears’ comments as “unnecessary and ill advised” and added: “When someone says something of this nature, all we can do is ask them to reflect on it and consider whether an apology is appropriate.”
Asked about his fiancee’s choice of language, during the post-match press conference, Murray muttered “in the heat of the moment you can say stuff that you regret”. Keen to change the subject, he added: “And, yeah, that’s it.”
Ms Sears’ outburst was initially welcomed, with German tennis player Andrea Petkovic tweeting “I love Kim Sears so much”, and former British number one Anne Keothavong describing it as “f***ing hilarious”. But others have failed to see a funny side, with Murray’s fiancée under attack from people who have taken offence at her behaviour.
Wladyslaw Mejka tweeted: “Just what did Tomas's ethnicity have to do with it ? #racism” Another posting their views online today was Chris Hagen, who said: “Kim Sears is an out and our racist. Can you imagine calling Serena an "African fuck" and getting away with it?” And one Twitter user, Teknofish, referring to a case in 2011 when a postman was convicted of racially aggravated criminal damage, including a poster on which he had dubbed Andy Murray a "jock", tweeted: “Postman who called Andy Murray 'useless jock' is convicted of racism - Now what about #KimSears?”
But Lord Dubs, one of the Czech children rescued from the Nazis in the Kinderstransport, commented: “If someone said stupid effing Brit would we see it as racism or would we see it as normal ordinary abuse? It’s a daft thing to do but it doesn’t sound to me as if it was meant as racism. I think it’s probably on the margin of whether it’s racist or not.”
And the incident is a storm in a teacup, according to Tereza Porybna, the director of the Czech Centre in London. She described the reaction as “a little bit over the top” and added: “I think personally it’s in bad taste but I don’t necessarily think it’s racist, I just think it’s bad taste.”
In a statement, a spokesperson for the Czech government said: “As a matter of principle the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic makes no comment on communication means and form a private individual decides to employ during sports events.”
Ms Sears has remained silent about the incident, and her publicist declined to comment. Whatever the truth of what Ms Sears really said, or thought, about Berdych, she will be under intense scrutiny for any signs of a repeat performance when Murray attempts to defeat Novak Djokovic on Sunday and win the Australian Open.
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