Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has revealed that teammate and superstar Lionel Messi likes tennis and also has stake in Kosmos.

The former Spanish International is the president of Kosmos. An investment firm instrumental in a revamp for the historic tennis competition Davis Cup. A competition it jointly run with the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and has backed the new format to the tune of $3bn for over 25 years.


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Pique confirmed this during Thursday Davis cup draw.

“Leo knows more than anyone about this because he is involved in Kosmos,” Pique said.

“He is a partner, he is part of the Kosmos family, and he likes tennis. We have a relationship of 18 years since he arrived at the club and I always try to share with him things I’m thinking, he loves to be part of it and he wanted to be part of it.”

Davis cup is a 119-year-old tennis team competition. It was initially an 18-nation finals, but has been reduced to a 16-nation World Group played throughout the year. It will take place at Madrid’s La Caja Magica on November 18-24.

Thursday’s draw in full

Group A:France, Serbia, Japan

Group B: Croatia, Spain, Russia

Group C: Argentina, Germany, Chile

Group D: Belgium, Australia, Colombia

Group E: Britain, Kazakhstan, Netherlands

Group F: United States, Italy, Canada


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