FC Barcelona are reportedly dissatisfied with Gerard Pique’s active involvement in tennis as it may affect his performances and physical conditions.
In February this year, the International Tennis Federation hired FC Barcelona defender, Pique, to help turn Davis Cup into ‘World Cup’ for tennis.
That way, the Davis Cup will likely never be the same again, with the Kosmos Investor Group (KIG) having agreed a deal to reform the tournament. Pique owns KIG and has strong background in business as his father is a businessman while his grandfather, Amador Bernabeu, is a former vice president of FC Barcelona.
According to tribuna.com, Pique has recently left the city for four days to travel to Shanghai to focus on his business issues. He has also visited Madrid on Wednesday.
He trained with Barcelona in the morning but was in Madrid in the afternoon to give a presentation on the new Davis Cup format that he has constructed through his company Kosmos. [sport]
From 2019, the Davis Cup will begin with one traditional home-and-away round in February before an 18-team event staged over one week at the end of November decides the winners of the competition.
Pique has been chasing his Tennis World Cup dream since 2015 when he met with the commercial director of the ITF and its vice president in Barcelona.