Italy and USA last met in the Group Stage in 2021. On that occasion Italy took the victory, but with a superior record against the Italians, will USA, the most successful nation in the competition, get revenge in Malaga?
Quarter-final: Italy v USA
When: 24 November, 10am CET
Where: Palacio de Deportes Martin Carpena, Malaga
How Italy got there: Winner Group A (Bologna)
How USA got there: Runner-up Group D (Glasgow)
Best Italy Davis Cup performance: 1 title - 1976
Best USA Davis Cup performance: 32 titles - latest in 2007
Head-to-head: Italy 4–8 USA
Filippo Volandri’s side topped Group A in Bologna and look like they will be one of the teams to beat when the Final 8 kicks off in Malaga in November.
Matteo Berrettini picked up three singles victories and with Jannik Sinner in the team, the Italians have a formidable No. 1 and No. 2.
Captain Mardy Fish, who was forced to watch from afar while recovering from Covid-19, will be particularly pleased with his doubles team, Rajeev Ram and Jack Sock, who scored tight wins against the Brits and the Dutch.