Pique to roll world cup of tennis in a 25 yrs/$3 Bil contract

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IT will replace Davis cup with 3 set format games played among 18 nations.

https://www.smh.com.au/sport/tennis...test-cross-sport-venture-20190201-p50v6c.html

Founded in 1900, the Davis Cup is the largest annual international team competition in sport, but has suffered as a spectacle since many top players began opting out.

To breathe life into the tournament, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) signed a 25-year $3 billion deal last year with an investment group called Kosmos, fronted by Barcelona footballer Gerard Pique.
 

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Pique's project is endorsed by Hiroshi Mikitani, president of the Japanese company Rakuten, and also by a senior Chinese executive who was present at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell last year.

In each meeting that Pique has attended in Europe, Mikitani has been at his side, and he was also sitting next to him the first time the player was seen in the stands of the ATP Finals - when the player was behind the organisation of a World Cup for the ATP, finally decided by the proposal of Tennis Australia.