Alfie Hewett earned a straight sets win to set up British success against Austria ©Getty Images

Britain will face Poland in the BNP Paribas World Team Cup men’s semi-finals after both nations finished top of their respective pools in Sardinia in Italy. 

The British team faced a head-to-head clash with Austria to decide the winners of Pool B after they had each prevailed in their opening two matches at the Alghero Tennis Club.

An impressive performance from Alfie Hewett put Britain in control of the tie.

He won 6-1, 6-1 in the opening singles rubber against Martin Legner.

Victory and a semi-final spot were secured by Gordon Reid.

The Rio 2016 gold medallist clinched a 6-3, 6-0 win over Nico Langmann.

Legner and Langmann sought to end the round robin phase on a high but the Austrians were beaten 6-1, 4-6, 10-6 by Reid and Dermot Bailey in the doubles.

Having completed the pool stage without losing a set, Britain will head into the semi-finals in a confident mood as they seek to reclaim the title they last won in 2015.

Poland emerged as the victors in Pool C, their third straight success coming against South Korea.

Tadeusz Kruszelnicki secured a narrow 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 victory over South Korea’s Ho Won Im in the first match before Kamil Fabisiak came from a set down to win 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 against Sung-Bong Han.

With the result already settled, the doubles rubber was not played.

Defending champions France will face Belgium in the second semi-final, with both of their pools having drawn to a close yesterday.

In the quad competition, Israel earned a 2-1 win over the Netherlands to ensure they finished top of the Pool A standings.

They are scheduled to face Pool B runners-up Japan in the last four of the competition.

Pool B winners Britain, who edged Japan 2-1 today, are now due meet the United States in the second semi-final.

Competition is set to continue tomorrow in Sardinia.