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Tennis: Italy into Davis Cup quarters; ousts Argentina

AP, Sunday 2 Feb 2014
Italy's Fabio Fognini celebrate with team members at the end of his Davis Cup singles match, defeating Argentina's Carlos Berlocq 7-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 to give Italy a 3-1 victory, in Mar del Plata, Argentina, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. (Photo: AP)
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Italy reached the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup on Sunday when Fabio Fognini defeated Carlos Berlocq of Argentina to give Italy an unassailable 3-1 lead in the best-of-five series.

Fognini defeated Berlocq 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-1, 6-4 in 3 hours, 38 minutes.

It's Italy's first victory over Argentina in Davis Cup play, and the loss ended Argentina's 12-year streak of reaching the quarterfinals.

Italy took control on Saturday when doubles pair Fognini and Simone Bolelli defeated Argentina's Eduardo Schwank and Horacio Zeballos.\

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