Seppi flies to the quarters of Mouilleron-le-Capti – Sport

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BOLZANO. Andreas Seppi bought the ticket for the quarter-finals of the ATP Challenger in Mouilleron-le-Captif, a tournament with a prize pool of € 66,640.

The 37-year-old from Caldaro established himself in the second round against the Czech Tomas Machac, world number 141, in three very tight sets for 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-4. In the quarterfinals the South Tyrolean star will face off on Friday against the Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis, who got the better of local favorite Quentin Halys (ATP 158).

Seppi has already played four times in his career against the number 106 in the world and boasts a positive balance of 3-1 victories. The last direct clash dates back five years ago, in the qualifiers of the Masters 1000 in Paris-Bercy, with Seppi who won in two sets. The Oltradige tennis player also beat Berankis the previous year in Zagreb, as well as in 2011 against Mons.The 31-year-old Lithuanian won the only time in January 2016 in Doha.

The South Tyrolean, number 93 in the world ranking, had just returned from a beautiful debut victory against the Spaniard Fernando Verdasco (7-5, 6-1). In the round of 16, Seppi faced Czech Machac for the first time ever, 17 years younger than him. Tonight the pupil of Max Sartori celebrated his 132nd victory in the 201th match in the Challenger circuit, impressive numbers.

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