Lionel Messi has emerged as one of the investors in the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid later this year, according to teammate Gerard Pique whose Investment firm Kosmos has been playing a key role in a revamp for the historic tennis competition.
The investment company of Gerard Pique Kosmos has backed the new format to the tune of $3billion over 25 years and will jointly run the competition alongside the International Tennis Federation(ITF).
The Inaugural revamp format of Davis Cup will witness participation of 18-nations finals at Madrid’s La Caja Magica (Magic Box) stadium on November 18-24.
Speaking before Thursday’s draw ceremony, Pique confirmed Argentina forward and fellow tennis fan Messi, who already has a stake in Kosmos, was involved.
“Leo knows more than anyone about this because he is involved in Kosmos,” Pique was quoted as saying by British media on Friday.
“He is a partner, he is part of the Kosmos family, 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”.
It should be noted that the Davis Cup Finals which promises to offer a huge chunk of prize money pot, will be staged in Madrid for two years before it move to California resort of Indian Wells which is owned by another Kosmos Stakeholder Larry Ellison.