France vs Italy Live Stream – Davis Cup 2018
ITALY v FRANCE
Venue: Valletta Cambiaso ASD – Genoa, Italy
Surface: Clay (outdoors)
Italy, the 1976 champion, contests its 250th Davis Cup tie this week, against defending champion and 10-time titlist France for the first time since the 1996 World Group semi-finals. The two nations are tied at 5-5, having first met in 1911.
Fabio Fognini, who has competed for Italy every year since 2008, plays alongside Paolo Lorenzi, Andreas Seppi, Simone Bolelli and Matteo Berrettini. Lucas Pouille, who won the decisive fifth rubber in the 2017 final against Belgium, headlines for France alongside Adrian Mannarino, Richard Gasquet, Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut.
Italy has lost just one of its past seven home ties, while France has won its past five ties. France’s best winning streak was eight consecutive ties between 2000-2002.