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Fabio Fognini helps Italy advance

Updated: April 6, 2014, 3:16 PM ET
Associated Press

NAPLES, Italy -- Italy won both singles matches against Britain in straight sets on Sunday to reach the Davis Cup semifinals for the first time in 16 years.

Fabio Fognini pulled off a surprise 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 victory over two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray to level the best-of-five quarterfinal at 2-2 before Andreas Seppi defeated James Ward 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 in the decisive match.

"A great feat, a great success for all Italian tennis," Italy captain Corrado Barazzutti said. ...

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