Next tie 4-6 April 2014
Italy will host Great Britain in the World Group quarterfinals as the two sides meet for the first time since 1984. They have played each other a total of 15 times previously with Italy having won ten of the last 11 in the competition.
Last tie 31 January-2 February 2014
Italy saw off Argentina in Mar del Plata as Fabio Fognini helped his side recover from losing the first rubber to take victory 3-1. Having leveled the scores on the first day by beating Juan Monaco he then paired with Simone Bolelli to put them into the lead after the doubles and earned the third point with victory over Carlos Berlocq in the first reverse singles.
Italy was crowned Davis Cup champion in 1976, and has finished runner-up on six further occasions. Italy's Nicola Pietrangeli is the leading all-time Davis Cup player. He holds the record for playing the most rubbers (164), as well as the records for the most wins in both singles (78-32) and doubles (42-12). He also forms half of the most successful doubles partnership with Orlando Sirola (34-8).
Next Tie04 Apr 2014
World Group - Quarterfinals
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