Davis Cup: Italy downs Switzerland to reach quarters

Italy, whose only Davis Cup title came 40 years ago, will face either Argentina or Poland for a place in the semi-finals in July.

File photo of Andreas Seppi.   -  Reuters

Italy became the first team to reach this year's Davis Cup quarter-finals when Simone Bolelli and Andreas Seppi defeated Marco Chiudinelli and Henri Laaksonen 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 for a 3-0 win over Switzerland.

Italy, whose only Davis Cup title came 40 years ago, will face either Argentina or Poland for a place in the semi-finals in July.

Switzerland, the champions in 2014, was without star players Roger Federer, who is injured, and Stan Wawrinka, who opted not to play in the tie in Pesaro.