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Football player Gerard Piqué arrived Saturday in Shanghai, place in which the 1000 Masters of Tennis and where several of the best players on the circuit have questioned their participation in the new Davis Cup format sponsored by the Spanish company.

The defender of Barcelona witnessed the semifinal that played the German Alexander Zverev with the Serbian Novak Djokovic, two of the most critical with the modification that will have the contest.

A few days ago the number three of the world ranking confirmed at a press conference that he was going to meet with Piqué to express his concerns about a tournament that seems not to have gone well among several of his colleagues.

The World Cup and the Davis Cup can not coexist, especially because they are very close (in time) to one another. It may take two or three years, but sooner or later it only has to be one, “said the Balkan.

Last August, the General Assembly of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) approved the new tournament format for the Davis that leaves behind the traditional competition of four weekends and adopts one of a single weekend, with unique headquarters and 18 teams.

The new contest, which replaces the one established in 1900, will debut from 2019 and next week the act of presentation of the city of Madrid as headquarters for the next two years.

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