CHARLEROI, Belgium (AP) - Italy staved off losing to Belgium in the Davis Cup quarterfinals by winning the doubles on Saturday.
Simone Bolelli and Andreas Seppi defeated Ruben Bemelmans and Jons De Loore 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (6) in nearly four hours.
In the third set of the increasingly tense doubles, Bolelli amd Seppi needed seven set points to win it, and overcome a Belgian video challenge.
Another solitary break decided the fourth for the Belgians, playing only for the third time.
In the fifth set, Italy broke first and led 5-2, Belgium broke back in the ninth, the Belgians had match point in the tiebreaker, but Italy won the last three points.