On Thursday Italy remained on the right track for a primary loving cup crown since 1976 with a shocking 2-1 convince record winners u. s. because the doubles try of Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini beat Jack Sock and Tommy Paul in an exceedingly thrilling decider in Malaga .

Taking to the court when Taylor Fritz levelled the tie at 1-1 when Lorenzo Sonego gave Italy a shock lead, Bolelli and Fognini made a perfect show in their 6-4 6-4 win to assist their nation reach the semis for the primary time since 2014.

Earlier, Sonego command his nerve in an exceedingly tight second set to urge past Frances Tiafoe 6-3 7-6(7) and place Italy — who area unit while not the eviscerate couple of Matteo Berrettini and Jannik Sinner — ahead.

The world range forty five, who lost his previous meeting with Tiafoe in Paris this year, saved 2 set points within the next set to force a tiebreak.

Tiafoe then grabbed the first lead, however, Sonego hit back and closed out the ending on his third match point to ignite wild celebrations among Italian fans within the stands.

But Italy’s joy was shortlived as Fritz dragged the 32-times winners back to the tie, battling from the brink within the initial set tiebreak to beat Lorenzo Musetti 7-6(8) 6-3 and came upon the doubles decider.


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