Bolelli and Fognini help Italy shock the US and advance to the Davis Cup semifinals.

Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini win doubles doubles in Spain . Italy beat Tommy Paul and Jack Sock 6-4, 6-4 to advance to the quarterfinals of the team event .

Malaga, Spain (Spain), November 25: On Thursday, Italys dream for the first Davis Cup title since 1976 was fulfilled by the doubles duo of Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini, who won five tour-level titles together, including two this season, in Malaga, where they defeated Tommy Paul and Jack Sock 6-4, 6-4 to advance to the quarterfinals of the team event, Fognini told daviscup.com.I am happy for Fabio, for the crew.Bolelli said it was an uphill battle, but it was exciting to progress to the semi-finals.Before Bolelli and Fogninis doubles, the two teams competed in a thrilling pair of singles rubbers in Spain.

In the second round, Lorenzo Musetti defeated Taylor Fritz in a dramatic tie-break, surviving two set chances in the first set before defeating Bolelli and Fognini in the doubles 7-6(8), 6-3 victory to tie the match.Fritzs victory, on the other hand, was ultimately in vain.In the Thursday evening quarter-final clash between Canada and Germany, Italy's semi-final opponent will be decided.The Canadian team is led by Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov, with Jan-Lennard Struff and Oscar Otte as Germany's singles players nominated.

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