“It sure is seductive!” — Australian tennis star blasts soccer player Gerard Pique for recent comments

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Former Barcelona star Gerard Pique has been in the headlines for the past few days. Pique recently announced his retirement from football after spending 14 years playing for Blaugrana. The news of his retirement came as a shock to many mid-season. In his last game as a professional player, he was kicked off the bench for arguing with the referee. However, he received a fitting tribute in his last game at Camp Nou.

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Gerard Pique recently discussed the future of football and the European Super League. He had an interesting vision, because he wants the sport to appeal to a young audience. Pique received an unlikely response from Australian tennis star John Millman, who dragged the Davis Cup into the conversation.

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The European Super League was a football competition offered by several major European clubs. Many top clubs signed up for the competition, but faced a huge backlash from fans and other clubs. Legal issues from UEFA followed and many clubs had to apologize to their supporters. But there have recently been attempts to resurrect the Super League.

Pique is one of the most outspoken athletes in the world and outspoken. He recently rejected the European Super League plan and called out Florentino Perez for his poor presentation. But Pique admitted he wants the sport to cater to a younger audience and suggested some changes. However, tennis star John Millman reacted to Pique’s comments and criticized him for the recent Davis Cup format.

Gerard Pique slammed by John Millman for recent Super League comments

John Millman was part of Australia’s Davis Cup squad for the 2017 edition. He helped them reach the semi-finals, where they lost 3-2 to Belgium. Millman called out Pique on social media over his recent comments to appeal to young football audiences.

Millman tweeted: Ahhhhh…that’s why our sport’s oldest team competition now has a best-of-three format, no home and away games and a done-and-dusted tie in 5 hours. Unfortunately, I haven’t yet seen the younger generation flocking to the neutral place, but it sure is attractive…! #daviscup.”

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Gerard Pique’s Kosmos Holding has entered into a 25-year partnership with the International Tennis Federation to transform the Davis Cup. The sports investment group will focus on growing the game and generating revenue for the future of the game.

For the 2019 edition of the Davis Cup, the format has been changed. The World Group took place at one location in a week, with 18 teams split into six round-robin groups.

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While many welcomed the change, many criticized the new format. However, Pique’s long-term partnership with the ITF isn’t going to end anytime soon. It will be interesting to see how the Davis Cup attracts new audiences in the future.

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