Next tie 18-20 September 2015
Italy will fly to Russia to try and keep their World Group place for 2016.
Last tie 6-8 March 2015
Seeded Italy suffered a surprise loss to Kazakhstan in a thrilling tie, despite leading 2-1 going into the final day. Mikhail Kukushkin and Aleksandr Nedovyesov upset the rankings by defeating Andreas Seppi and Fabio Fognini in Astana to force last year's semifinalists Italy into a World Group play-off. The tie went right down to the wire though as Fognini lost 7-5 in the fifth set of the fifth rubber.
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 Tie18 Sep 2015
World Group, Play-off - Play-off Round