On Friday evening, Andreas Seppi bid farewell to tennis at his home tournament in Val Gardena. His family came to celebrate him, including his daughter Liv, many teammates and friends, and of course his coach, who has coached him for 27 years: Massimo Sartori. Ellis Kasslatter, president of the organising committee of the Ortisei challenger, conducted the evening. In addition to Alex Vorhauser, the historical president of the TC Caldaro, who had paved the way for Seppi into the professional circus in the 1990s, the sports councillor of Caldaro, Werner Maier, also spoke. The highlight of the evening was a video showing highlights of the 38-year-old's illustrious career. Seppi received a painting by the artist Filip Moroder Doss, his wife Michela a bouquet of flowers. Then the cake was cut and a toast was raised to Seppi.