In an interview with The Sun, FB Barcelona defender Gerard Pique said there might be some special guests coming to the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid. Speaking on Saturday, Pique said: “Ivan Rakitic wants to watch Croatia on Monday.
Then we have Marc-Andre ter Stegen who wants to see Germany. If we beat Leganes, then maybe some players in my team might want to come here and watch their country play. In terms of Leo (Messi), we’re talking about it. Let’s see when he arrives back from international duty and if we can make it work so he can come to watch Argentina ties."
Messi is involved in organizing the Davis Cup through his company. On how it feels to have Andy Murray playing the team competition, Pique added: “It’s a big statement, a very important message to the world that Andy is playing again in the Davis Cup.
What he has done this year, after the injury he had, and coming back to win a tournament has been amazing. Great Britain have a chance to win the competition since Andy is playing. I watched his five-set match in Melbourne and was devastated when he took the microphone and he said (he was retiring).
I’m very happy for him and his comeback. I’ve been in touch with him during this process of changing the format. I know he’s a true believer of the Davis Cup and what this competition means for tennis. Last year in Rome, I was meeting with Andy and other players of the ATP Player Council. I’ve had different messages with him. He gives a lot of importance to Davis Cup”.