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Tennis: Comeback kings Swiss, Italy, France in Davis Cup semis

Switzerland, Italy and France all staged thrilling comebacks on Sunday to reach the Davis Cup semi-finals. Roger Federer, the 17-time Grand Slam title winner, and Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka won their reverse singles as Switzerland beat Kazakhstan 3-2 in Geneva. In their first semi-final since 2003 they will face Italy who defeated Great Britain 3-2 in Naples. France came back from 2-0 down to see off underdogs Germany 3-2 in Nancy and will face two-time defending champions Czech Republic who crushed Japan 5-0.

Tennis: Italy stun Britain to seal Davis Cup last four berth

Italy foiled Great Britain's dream of a first Davis Cup semi-final appearance in 33 years with a battling 3-2 quarter-final win in Naples on Sunday. The British were in control, leading 2-1 going into Sunday's closing two reverse singles. But Italy's world number 13 Fabio Fognini stunned Andy Murray 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 to level the tie at 2-2, with Andreas Seppi securing the decisive last point with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 victory over James Ward.

Tennis: Davis Cup result - Italy 3 Great Britain 2

Collated results from the Davis Cup World Group quarter-final tie between Italy and Britain in Naples on Sunday: Italy 3 Great Britain 2 Fabio Fognini (ITA) bt Andy Murray (GBR) 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 Andreas Seppi (ITA) bt James Ward (GBR) 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 Saturday Andy Murray (GBR) bt Andreas Seppi (ITA) 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 Colin Fleming/Andy Murray (GBR) bt Simone Bolelli/Fabio Fognini (ITA) 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 Friday Fabio Fognini (ITA) bt James Ward (GBR) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 afp

Tennis: Italy stun Britain to seal Davis Cup last four berth

Italy foiled Great Britain's dream of a first Davis Cup semi-final appearance in 33 years with a battling 3-2 quarter-final win in Naples on Sunday. The British were in control, leading 2-1 going into Sunday's closing two reverse singles. But Italy's world number 13 Fabio Fognini stunned Andy Murray 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 to level the tie at 2-2, with Andreas Seppi securing the decisive last point with with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 victory over James Ward.

Tennis: Italy stun Britain to seal Davis Cup last four berth

Italy foiled Great Britain's dream of a first Davis Cup semi-final appearance in 33 years with a battling 3-2 quarter-final win in Naples on Sunday. The British were in control, leading 2-1 going into Sunday's closing two reverse singles. But Italy's world number 13 Fabio Fognini stunned Andy Murray 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 to level the tie at 2-2, with Andreas Seppi securing the decisive last point with with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 victory over James Ward.

Tennis: Rain halts play in final Italy v Britain rubber

Rain forced the postponement of play in the final Davis Cup quarter-final singles rubber between Andreas Seppi and James Ward on Sunday. The tie is level at 2-2 after Italian number one Fabio Fognini earlier stunned Britain's two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray 6-3, 6-3, 6-4. It means Ward has to beat Seppi if Britain are to reach the Davis Cup semi-finals in the World Group for the first time in 33 years. If Seppi prevails, Italy will reach the last four for the first time since 1998 when they went on to finish runners-up to Sweden,

Tennis: Fognini stuns Murray to pull Italy level

Italy's world number 13 Fabio Fognini stunned a tiring Andy Murray 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 to level their Davis Cup quarter-final tie 2-2 with Britain in Naples on Sunday. It means Britain's bid to make the semi-finals of the competition's World Group for the first time in 33 years will hinge on the final singles rubber between Andreas Seppi and James Ward. Fognini said: "Now it's 2-2, we need one more extra point. I'm really happy for my performance."

Tennis: Final Italy v Britain rubber resumes after rain

The final Davis Cup quarter-final singles rubber between Andreas Seppi and James Ward resumed after a spell of rain on Sunday. The tie is level at 2-2 after Italian number one Fabio Fognini earlier stunned Britain's two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray 6-3, 6-3, 6-4. It means Ward has to beat Seppi if Britain are to reach the Davis Cup semi-finals in the World Group for the first time in 33 years. If Seppi prevails, Italy will reach the last four for the first time since 1998 when they went on to finish runners-up to Sweden,

Tennis: Final Italy v Britain rubber resumes after rain

The final Davis Cup quarter-final singles rubber between Andreas Seppi and James Ward resumed after a spell of rain on Sunday. The tie is level at 2-2 after Italian number one Fabio Fognini earlier stunned Britain's two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray 6-3, 6-3, 6-4. It means Ward has to beat Seppi if Britain are to reach the Davis Cup semi-finals in the World Group for the first time in 33 years. If Seppi prevails, Italy will reach the last four for the first time since 1998 when they went on to finish runners-up to Sweden,

Tennis: Fognini stuns Murray to pull Italy level

Italy's world number 13 Fabio Fognini stunned a tiring Andy Murray 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 to level their Davis Cup quarter-final tie 2-2 with Britain in Naples on Sunday. It means Britain's bid to make the semi-finals of the competition's World Group for the first time in 33 years will hinge on the final singles rubber between Andreas Seppi and James Ward. Murray started in positive fashion, breaking the Italian number one in the first game of the first set.
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