Andreas Seppi is a professional tennis player from northern Italy, who turned professional in 2000. Clay and hard courts are his favourite surfaces. 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 Germany after defeating Lars Ubel. In 2006, Seppi lost against Andre Agassi in his last appearance at Wimbledon. Seppi won his first Challenger title in 2008 season at Bergamo where he defeated Julien Benneteau. In 2009, he made his second Challenger title in San Marino defeating countryman Potito Starace in the final. He topped it off with another challenger title at Kitzbühel in 2010. 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. Seppi won his second ATP title in 2012 at Belgrade defeating Benoit Paire.