In an interview to L'Equipe, the Kosmos founder Gerard Pique gave some important updates on how the new Davis Cup will work. In October, Pique attended the Rolex Shanghai Masters, while in November, on Tuesday he attended the ATP Finals in London. 'We had a very good meeting with ATP, Grand Slam Board, Djokovic as Player's council president, ITF,' said Pique.
'We were 20 people around a table. Now we know more about ATP position and its ATP Cup. We both think that having two events is not the best thing. That's why we are trying to find an agreement between ATP, ITF and Kosmos.
To make an event together.' Pique met Djokovic in Shanghai. The world no. 1 said he will play the ATP Cup, while he does not plan to compete in Davis Cup. 'With Novak, we have a very good relationship,' Pique clarified.
'He is the ATP Players Council president and defends the interests of his colleagues, it's normal. I met him for the first time two years ago at the ATP Finals in London. I always tried to be transparent and honest with him because, in the end, it's the only thing thar works.
I think his and our ideas are similar. And then, I do not want the project to become an agreement between Novak and me, because it's a discussion between ATP and ITF. I spoke with most of the best players. There are favourable players like Rafa Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Marin Cilic...
You have 200 players, or maybe 300 or 400, and any of them has a different opinion. Something may have to be sacrificed.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title