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Gerard Pique accused in Davis Cup row as European Super League football debacle spills over to tennis

Tennis and football have united in their condemnation of the way money and greed is seemingly taking over both sports with a number of tennis players likening the failed European Super League to the changes made in the ownership and format of the Davis Cup

The Davis Cup was sold to a commercial organisation headed by Spanish footballer Gerard Pique which at the time caused consternation amongst many tennis players and fans, and now those changes have been highlighted again in the wake of football’s debacle over the now defunct European Super League.

French Davis Cup stalwarts Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger Vasselin both took to Twitter in response to a tweet from Gerard Pique who said that ‘Football belongs to the fans. Today more than ever’. This prompted the tennis players to ask if he thought the same about the Davis Cup in a thinly veiled accusation about the changes he has been instrumental in making to tennis’s oldest competition.

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