Britain wins doubles to lead Italy in Davis Cup

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NAPLES, Italy (AP) -- Britain held off a comeback attempt from Italy to win the doubles match and take a 2-1 lead in their Davis Cup quarterfinal on Saturday.

Andy Murray and Colin Fleming beat Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 in three hours to boost Britain's bid to reach the semifinals for the first time since 1981.

Earlier, Murray completed a 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 victory over Andreas Seppi in their delayed singles match.

Britain looked on course for a straight-set victory but the Italian duo saved four break points at the start of the third set and went on to get a foothold in the match.

Italy has not lost at home to Britain since 1926 and is hoping to reach the semifinals for the first time in 16 years.