Andreas Seppi is going through one of the most complicated times in his career. He has not been winning a match since February and his three-set loss to Roberto Bautista Agut in Rome doesn't help. In an exclusive interview with Tennis World USA, the Seppi's longtime coach Massimo Sartori commented on the tough moment the Italian is going through.
"It's a tough time but a normal one because he played well at the beginning of the year, then there was a long time where he trained less and won less", revealed Sartori. "Now that he is 35 years old he struggles even more to find time for those things.
We managed to find it between Miami and Budapest, using this time to train and now he struggles more to compete because he had a big workload. Now we may have to wait for the grass because in the next tournaments he will unlikely have high experience, but you never know.
So, on grass we will see if Seppi can showcase his qualities again, this is where he finds the most pleasure in playing tennis" Where does Seppi find motivations from? Can Fabio Fognini's success be a motivation? "Fognini's success is part of the history of tennis but it's something that at 35 years cannot give energy to Seppi.
At 27 or 28 years that may be useful, when they were always there playing. Now they are going through different stages of career, one is about to end his career and the other still has a lot of years to play. The problem is not so much here but in changing lifestyle, it means having other things in life that sometimes makes you lose energy.
He has a different life now because he needs to put together his family and the normal life. In the past it was just tennis, now it's different."