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Pique 'pessimistic' over Davis Cup finals

China Daily | Updated: 2020-05-12 10:09
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Barcelona's Gerard Pique during the warm up before a match between Napoli and FC Barcelona, in Stadio San Paolo, Naples, Italy, Feb 25, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

Barcelona soccer star Gerard Pique is "pessimistic" that the Davis Cup Finals, which his company finances, will be held in Madrid this year.

Pique's Kosmos investment group has a 25-year deal worth $3 billion with the International Tennis Federation.

However, he believes that the Nov 23-29 finals in the Spanish capital could fall victim to the coronavirus.

"There is a lot of uncertainty, we try to be aware of what the government says regarding sports and to whether we can put spectators inside the Caja Magica," Pique told Movistar television.

"I would say I am a bit pessimistic, because a Davis Cup without fans is difficult.

"I think that nobody at the moment has the certainty that we can put fans in or if it will have to be behind closed doors. As the days go by, I suppose we will have a little more clarity."

Xinhua - Agencies

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