Barça footballer Gérard Piqué, president of the Spanish investment company Kosmos, who organizes the Davis Cup, replied with humor to a user who deplored the few people present in the stands.
Tennis fans may come out with their handkerchiefs. This Monday, November 18, the Davis Cup, the legendary tennis competition, which changes format, began in Madrid and must be held until November 24. While it is now organized by the Spanish investment company Kosmos, chaired by Barça footballer Gérard Piqué, it has not attracted crowds.
The opening ceremony, organized from 2.30 pm on the central court of Caja Magica, was close to those organized during the opening of the Olympic Games, indicates RMC Sport. Problem: The stadium, which has more than 12,000 seats, was half full. Much to the regret of RTL journalist Isabelle Langé who, on Twitter, assures that there was no “no atmosphere”.
Terrible this opening ceremony @DavisCup … empty stands … no atmosphere … where you really realize that the Davis Cup is dead … #to cry What do the blues think while parading @ sebboca29 @ tsonga7 @Gael_Monfils @nmahut @benoitpaire @ p2hugz pic.twitter.com/UFZ0gpgWlx
– Isabelle Langé (@isalange) November 18, 2019
Asked on Twitter by a user who deplored the empty stands, Gérard Piqué responded in a tone of humor. “Are you sure they are only 15?” he replied.
Are you sure there are just 15 ?? pic.twitter.com/SouZ8FnBG7
– Gerard Piqué (@ 3gerardpique) November 18, 2019