Switzerland's two Top 5 players guided their nation past Italy into their first Davis Cup final since 1992. Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka won both singles rubbers on the opening day, before Federer sealed the victory in the first of the reverse singles rubbers.
Federer battled past Simone Bolelli 76(5) 64 64 in the opening rubber of the tie before Wawrinka breezed past Fabio Fognini 62 63 62 to give the Swiss a 2-0 lead. Bolelli and Fognini teamed up in the doubles against Wawrinka and Marco Chiudinelli and forced the tie into a third day with a 75 36 57 63 62 victory.
That gave Federer the opportunity to win the tie for the Swiss and he duly obliged, defeating Fognini 62 63 76(4). Andreas Seppi defeated Michael Lammer in the dead rubber, meaning the tie finished 3-2 to Switzerland.