Gerard Pique has printed he needs to extend the Davis Cup finals to a two-week tournament that includes 24 groups.

The primary version of the debatable new structure, which is able to see 18 groups play for the trophy over per week, takes position subsequent month at Madrid’s Caja Magica.

Barcelona defender Pique’s Kosmos corporate has equipped massive monetary backing for the development and persuaded the World Tennis Federation to undertake the plans regardless of vociferous opposition from some gamers and lovers.

Pique and the ITF are hoping to transport the development from its present place within the calendar, and the Spaniard has now printed the aim may be to extend it.

“This can be a long-term challenge. It is the tennis international cup and the theory is, through the years, to visit a two-week pageant and 24 groups,” he informed Cadena SER on Thursday.

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic headlined a typically sturdy listing of crew choices introduced final week.

The stand-out absentee is Roger Federer, who has engaged in one thing of a long-distance disagreement with Pique for the reason that footballer was concerned.

Pique at one degree indicated organisers sought after the slot within the calendar in September occupied by means of Federer’s Laver Cup, which had its 3rd version this yr.

Requested if he had considered calling Federer, Pique stated: “No, I have at all times sought after to recognize the method.

“First we talked along with his agent about the potential for Switzerland (taking part in) in 2020. He stated he would ship a proper letter to Roger. They despatched us the letter and we had been stunned by means of its contents.

“They see the Davis Cup as a bit pageant in comparison to his pageant. I do not know if he’s going to play within the Davis Cup sooner or later, however we’re extremely joyful with all of the gamers who do come to it.”

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