Gerard Pique is very confident that the new Davis Cup that will take place from 18 to 24 November 2019 will be a success, despite Roger Federer said he is highly unlikely to compete there. Speaking to El Pais after the press conference held by him and other important authorities in press conference at Madrid on Wednesday, Pique said: ‘Federer is at a point in his career in which he prioritises the most important tournaments.
I have talked with his people and I have not closed any doors. Federer’s age is what it is and his legs can do only what they can do.’ Rafael Nadal will play the event, while Novak Djokovic gives his priority to the ATP World Team Cup that takes place in January 2020.
‘I have spoken with all those players’, the football star said. ‘With Rafa it is very positive if he does not have an injury he will be there. On Novak, if he has to choose between the two he says he will play the ATP tournament.
I took the opportunity to talk to him because he represents the players and the meeting was very positive. I am confident we can reach an agreement.’ For Pique and the Davis Cup organizers, teams are more important than the individual players: ‘We want to focus on the competition to be the teams, which is what it always has been.
The Davis Cup has survived for 118 years because of the national teams, and because individual players haven’t been so important.’ ALSO READ: ‘Roger Federer should never play on clay again’ – Andy Roddick .