Gerard Pique spoke about Roger Federer's absence in the Davis Cup finals in November in Madrid. Talking with Eurosport, Pique, who is one of the main Davis Cup investors, said: "Switzerland did not qualify so even if he wanted to play, he could not.
We are talking with Roger, the idea is that he can play in 2020 so that Switzerland can qualify. It would be great news. But we are focusing on this year's event because it will be the first time and we want everything to be perfect.
Roger is the best player ever in the sport, he has won 20 Grand Slams. Being involved in tennis is a dream come true." Explaining how the format works, Pique added: "There are two singles and one doubles (matches), best of three sets.
Six groups of three, the firsts of each group qualify plus the two best seconds. On Friday the quarter-finals will take place, on Saturday the semifinals and on Sunday the final. The group stage will be played between Monday and Thursday."
On soccer star Neymar possibly coming back to playing in Barcelona, he concluded: "I never know if he will come back at some point. He is a great player, I have a great relationship and you never know in the future. He had a great time in Barcelona.
We won everything in 2015 so you never know." During the US Open, Novak Djokovic announced he would be playing the Davis Cup Finals in November.