Next tie 4-6 March 2015
Italy host 2014 champions Switzerland for a seventh meeting in the World Group first round.
Last tie 18-20 September 2015
Fabio Fognini won three consecutive rubbers to retain Italy's World Group status for another year. After Teymuraz Gabashvili gave hosting Russia the lead in Irkutsk, Fognini took over - winning two singles rubbers with a doubles, partnering Simone Bolelli, sandwiched in between.
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 Tie15 Jul 2016
World Group - Quarterfinals