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Tennis: Davis Cup result - Italy 2 Britain 2

Results from the Davis Cup World Group quarter-final tie between Italy and Britain in Naples on Sunday: Italy 2 Great Britain 2 Fabio Fognini (ITA) bt Andy Murray (GBR) 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 Playing later Andreas Seppi (ITA) v James Ward (GBR) 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: Davis Cup - Argentina 1 Italy 3

Results from the Davis Cup World Group first round tie between Argentina and Italy at Mar del Plata on Sunday: Argentina 1 Italy 3 Italy qualify for the quarter-finals Fabio Fognini (ITA) bt Carlos Berlocq (ARG) 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 (Dead rubber not played) Played Saturday Fabio Fognini/Simone Bolelli (ITA) bt Horacio Zeballos/Eduardo Schwank (ARG) 6-7, 7-6, 7-6, 6-4 Played Friday Carlos Berlocq (ARG) bt Andreas Seppi (ITA) 4-6, 6-0, 6-2, 6-1

Tennis: Davis Cup - Argentina 1 Italy 3

Results from the Davis Cup World Group first round tie between Argentina and Italy at Mar del Plata on Sunday: Argentina 1 Italy 3 Italy qualify for the quarter-finals Fabio Fognini (ITA) bt Carlos Berlocq (ARG) 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 Playing later Juan Monaco (ARG) v Andreas Seppi (ITA) Played Saturday Fabio Fognini/Simone Bolelli (ITA) bt Horacio Zeballos/Eduardo Schwank (ARG) 6-7, 7-6, 7-6, 6-4 Played Friday

Italy takes 2-1 lead over Argentina in Davis Cup

Buenos Aires, Feb 1 (EFE).- Italy snagged a 2-1 lead over Argentina in their first-round Davis Cup tie with a four-set victory in Saturday's doubles. The Italian duo of Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli lost the first set but rallied for a 6-7 (6-8), 7-6 (10-8), 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 victory over Eduardo Schwank and Horacio Zeballos in Mar del Plata to put the hosts on the brink of elimination. The match, played on outdoor red clay at the Patinodromo Municipal "Adalberto Lugea," was tightly contested throughout and did not feature a single service break until the fourth set.

Tennis: Davis Cup - Argentina 1 Italy 0

Result of the Davis Cup World Group first-round tie between Argentina and Italy on clay at Mar del Plata on Friday: Argentina 1 Italy 0 Carlos Berlocq (ARG) bt Andreas Seppi (ITA) 4-6, 6-0, 6-2, 6-1 Playing later: Fabio Fognini (ITA) v Juan Monaco (ARG) Saturday Filippo Volandri/Simone Bolelli (ITA) v Horacio Zeballos/Eduardo Schwank (ARG) Sunday Andreas Seppi (ITA) v Juan Monaco (ARG) Fabio Fognini (ITA) v Carlos Berlocq (ARG) afp

Tennis: Del Potro to miss Argentina Davis Cup tie

Argentina will face Italy in the Davis Cup in Mar del Plata next week without their leading player, Juan Martin Del Potro, it was confirmed on Tuesday. Argentine team captain Martin Jaite has named world number 41 Carlos Berlocq and 42nd-ranked Juan Monaco along with doubles pairing Horacio Zeballos and Eduardo Schwank for the World Group first round encounter. Del Potro will not feature for last year's Davis Cup semi-finalists in a tie that comes so soon after his disappointing second-round exit at the Australian Open.

Tennis: ATP Brazil Open results

Results on the sixth day of the ATP Brazil Open on Saturday (x denotes seeding): Semi-finals Rafael Nadal (ESP x1) bt Martin Alund (ARG) 6-3, 6-7 (2/7), 6-1 David Nalbandian (ARG) bt Simone Bolelli (ITA) 6-3, 7-5 afp

UPDATE 1-Tennis-Brazil Open men's singles semifinal results

Feb 16 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Brazil Open Men's Singles Semifinal matches on Saturday 1-Rafa Nadal (Spain) beat Martin Alund (Argentina) 6-3 6-7(2) 6-1 David Nalbandian (Argentina) beat Simone Bolelli (Italy) 6-3 7-5

Tennis: ATP Brazil Open results

Results on the sixth day of the ATP Brazil Open on Saturday (x denotes seeding): Semi-finals David Nalbandian (ARG) bt Simone Bolelli (ITA) 6-3, 7-5 Playing later Rafael Nadal (ESP x1) v Martin Alund (ARG) afp

Tennis: ATP Brazil Open results

Results on the fifth day of the ATP Brazil Open on Friday (x denotes seeding): Quarter-finals Simone Bolelli (ITA) bt Albert Montanes (ESP) 6-4, 6-4 afp
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