French tennis player Nicolas Mahut says he is disappointed by the comments of Gerard Pique when it comes to holding the Davis Cup in Madrid later this year. During an interview a few weeks ago, Pique had said he was not very optimistic about holding the Davis Cup in Madrid later this year due to the current pandemic.
“There is a lot of uncertainty. We are trying to keep up with what the government is saying about the sport, and whether we can put spectators inside the Caja Magica." In an interview published in the Le10sport website, Mahut says, “When I hear Pique, I am extremely disappointed.
Saying that in May, it gives me the impression of someone who is not necessarily looking for solutions. I find that he is not doing the maximum to defend it. I would like him to put as much energy into saving the Davis Cup that he has set up, that is to say of finding solutions so that it takes place in Madrid or elsewhere, that he has set to destroy the formula that had been in place for over a hundred years.
He lost money on the first edition, which was to be expected ... " The Davis Cup was revamped last year and moved away from the home and away format which was spread over the calendar year and condensed into a one-week format in Madrid featuring 18 nations.
As of now, all professional tournaments through the end of July have been cancelled. The earliest possible re-start for the tennis tour could be in the first week of August.