Pique attends the presentation of Madrid as hosts of the new Davis Cup for the next two years. AFP / GABRIEL BOUYS
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The focus of the new-look Davis Cup should be about teams and not individuals, Gerard Pique said Wednesday, brushing aside concerns that top names such as Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will not want to participate in next year's competition.Djokovic has also joined players such as Alexander Zverev in criticizing the timing of the new Davis Cup, which comes at the end of an already congested schedule and when most players rest in preparation for the new season.Founded in 1900, the Davis Cup has suffered in recent years because so many top players have opted out of the competition's three-day ties during the season.The new format will feature 18 teams, the four 2018 semifinalists, two wildcards, confirmed as Britain and Argentina for 2019, and 12 nations who win qualifying rounds set to take place in February.
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