Gerard Pique ‘a bit pessimistic’ over Davis Cup Finals as tournament ‘without fans is difficult’

Davis Cup chief Gerard Pique

Gerard Pique admits there is major uncertainty over the 2020 Davis Cup Finals as hosting the tournament without spectators will be “difficult”.

Tennis has been on an enforced break since the start of March with mid-July pencilled in as a earliest possible returned date.

However, many players, coaches, role players and pundits have expressed doubt over whether or not there will be any tennis during the remainder of 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The second edition of the Davis Cup Finals is scheduled for November 23-29 at Madrid’s Caja Magica and, with Spain one of the countries hit worst by the Covid-19 pandemic, it remains to be seen if the tournament will get the green light.

“There is a lot of uncertainty, we try to be aware of what the government says regarding sports and to whether we can put spectators inside the Caja Magica,” Pique, whose Kosmos investment group signed a $3 billion deal with the International Tennis Federation to acquire the rights for the Davis Cup Finals, told Movistar.

“I would say I am a bit pessimistic, because a Davis Cup without fans is difficult.

“I think that nobody at the moment has the certainty that we can put fans in or if it will have to be behind closed doors. As the days go by, I suppose we will have a little more clarity.”

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