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Photos: Best shots from the Davis Cup quarterfinals

Roger-Federer-Stanislas-Wawrinka-1 This could be the year Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka bring the Davis Cup home to Swizerland. (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

After a thrilling weekend of Davis Cup ties, we're down to the Final Four, France will host the two-time defending champion Czech Republic, while Switzerland, the only team left to never have won Davis Cup, will host Italy. The semifinals will be played in September the week after the U.S. Open.

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The World Group Playoffs will take place the same weekend as the main competition. With promotion and relegation on the line, the U.S. will host the Slovak Republic and Canada will host Colombia. In a tough travel schedule, Serbia will have to fly to India and Spain will travel to South American to play Brazil. Will we see Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal jump in to help their teams stay in the World Group? We will see.

Here's a look at some of our favorite photos from last weekend's quarterfinals:

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Naples, Italy: Leave it to the Italians to know how to set a scene. (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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Andy Murray: Ross Hutchins lends Murray a hand before the Davis Cup dinner. (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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Stanislas Wawrinka: Things you can only get away with at Davis Cup. (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

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Roger Federer and Wawrinka: Duck! (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

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Jiri Vesely: The young Czech got his first Davis Cup win in Japan, beating Taro Daniel in the dead rubber. (Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)

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Fabio Fognini: Of Italy's six live points this year, Fognini has been a part of five of them. His win over Murray on the final day essentially put Italy into the semis. (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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Andreas Seppi: Italy's No. 2 closed out the win over Great Britain by defeating James Ward. (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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Team France: The Musketeers rallied from 0-2 down after Day 1 to beat Germany. Gael Monfils clinched the tie on Sunday. (Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

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Wawrinka and Federer: Who da man? (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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Federer: Federer is trying to get Switzerland into its first Davis Cup final since 1992. (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

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