On Thursday evening in the town hall of Madrid, the Davis Cup - those legendary Tennis trophy that was in the past few months a lot of excitement. Since Gerard Piqué, a professional soccer player of FC Barcelona, as the President of the investment company cosmos Group, the International tennis Federation ITF, three billion dollars over 25 years, promised - and the competition from the ground up and reformed. In the Tennis scene, the Insider turned up their nose, particularly loud in Australia, team Manager Lleyton mocked up Hewitt.
a football player in the Davis Cup, and Say, "as I would want things in the Champions League change," etched, the former world-class player. Now, the influence of the Kicker is larger than known: a conversation with seven papers from seven countries, including the SZ, told pique on the edge of the Davis Cup final draw, to be probably the most famous playmate from FC Barcelona, and was also involved in the cosmos, "" the five-time world footballer Lionel Messi. "He is part of the family," said the defender, without the need for further details on Messi's share of the cosmos.
When the Davis Cup hits Germany, Argentina and Chile
Piqué insisted that Messi was a great lover of the sport: "He loves Tennis." Piqué has played with Messi in the youth of FC "Barcelona" together, they know each other for eighteen years. Other past and present players were tennis friends, with one or the other he had played, often with Cesc Fábregas, who now plays at AS Monaco. With Messi, however, "never". Whether Messi for the Davis Cup final week (18. - 24. November) have already expressed an interest in cards, not betrayed pique. Is not excluded, however, Argentina is qualified, such as Germany for the first time in the new Format swept the finals with 18 countries. The draw showed that Argentina and Germany will meet in the preliminary round group C; completes the Trio with Chile.
the Davis Cup was re-christened That, here and there, and in the paper "Piqué Cup" baptized galls pique by the way, is tremendous: "I hate it!" he called. That the first known commitment Messis could lead to the fact that the Davis Cup could be renamed the Messi Cup, tastes Piqué also not particularly. "Don't start it just so, otherwise the people will start to use it," said Piqué.