Advantage Murray after Italy take lead

04 April 2014 / 19:55

Andy Murray clung onto his one-set advantage against Andreas Seppi as bad light brought day one of Great Britain’s Davis Cup quarter-final clash with Italy to a close.

Rain had delayed the start of the day's play in Naples but Italy took the lead after Fabio Fognini beat Jamie Ward 6-4 2-6 6-4 6-1.

However, Murray avoided ending the evening on a sour note, rescuing four set points against Seppi to retain control of the match at 6-4 5-5.

The London 2012 gold medallist, who will also play Fognini, will resume his clash on Saturday while Great Britain doubles pair Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins are scheduled to face Simone Bolelli and Paolo Lorenzi.

It is Great Britain’s first quarter-final clash in the Davis Cup since 1986 after defeating USA 3-1 in the first round at the start of February.

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