Andreas Seppi furious with Italian Tennis Federation!

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Andreas Seppi furious with Italian Tennis Federation!
Andreas Seppi furious with Italian Tennis Federation! (Provided by Sport World News)

In the last few days the expert Italian tennis player Andreas Seppi has announced his retirement from tennis. Three tournaments won, Eighth Slams achieved in various Grand Slam tournaments and a Best Ranking obtained in 2013 of number 18 in the world.

The tennis player from Bolzano will play his last tournament at the Challenger in Ortisei where he will greet all his fans. Seppi announced the withdrawal and declared: "Sooner or later the end comes for everyone and at 38 I don't think there is anything to be ashamed of.

The moment I decided it was going to be my last season was during the Us Open, where in the third game he hurt my shoulder again and I couldn't play. I had to accept this end."

Controversy surrounding the withdrawal

Andreas Seppi's retirement also had a controversial streak and created various criticisms also from the social world.

The tournaments in Florence and Naples refused the wildcard to the South Tyrolean tennis player and in the last few hours Seppi confirmed this disappointing rumors with a story on Instagram stating: "I would have loved to have played on the draw in Florence or Naples to say goodbye to tennis, Unfortunately, however, the Italian Tennis Federation did not allow me, telling me that giving the Wild card to someone who retires would be a waste." A tough outburst with Seppi who had great support from colleagues, starting with compatriot Fabio Fognini up to Australian tennis player John Millman, very tough on social media.

John said: "Andreas Seppi didn't get a wild card in an event in Italy where he could have ended his career. This is all a joke. Andreas had an excellent career, he defended the colors of Italy both in Davis and at the Olympic Games and doesn't the Italian tennis federation grant him a wildcard? This is all pathetic." A not beautiful figure on the part of the federation and many on social media, including fans, have defended the Italian tennis player.