Great Britain's Davis Cup quarter-final with Italy to be held in Naples

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Great Britain's Davis Cup quarter-final against Italy will take place on clay in Naples.

Leon Smith's team reached the last eight for the first time in 28 years when they beat the United States at the beginning of February.

British number one Andy Murray has confirmed he will play in the match, to be staged between 4 and 6 April.

"The Italians have a very strong team and we're under no illusions as to how difficult this will be," Smith said.

"But our team put on a phenomenal performance to beat the USA earlier this month and so we hope to carry that momentum forward and give this tie absolutely everything we've got.

"The matches will be played in front of a very passionate home crowd so we look forward to seeing as many British supporters out there as possible - it makes a huge difference to the team."

Britain's first victory over the United States since 1935 was on clay, but Italy's top two players - Fabio Fogniniexternal-link and Andreas Seppi -external-link favour the surface.

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