Cape Town - Football great Lionel Messi is one of the key investors in the company behind the revamped Davis Cup, it was announced recently.
The Barcelona and Argentina legend is apparently a tennis fan, and
has joined team-mate Gerard Pique in putting his money and name behind
the controversial project.
"Leo knows more than anyone about this because he is involved in Kosmos (the company now running the Davis Cup)," Pique said.
"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."
Kosmos have signed a 25-year deal to run the Davis Cup, although they
have met significant opposition from top players over their changes.