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De Minaur, Fritz, Paul first to headline Team World’s Laver Cup roster

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April 11, 2024

Alex de Minaur will represent Team World as they aim for their third consecutive Laver Cup title in September.

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Alex de Minaur will represent Team World as they aim for their third consecutive Laver Cup title in September.
By ATP Staff

Alex de Minaur, Taylor Fritz and Tommy Paul are the first to line up for John McEnroe’s Team World as they bid to defend their title at the Laver Cup, which runs from 20-22 September at the Uber Arena in Berlin.

All three players were part of Team World’s historic first Laver Cup victory at The O2 in London in 2022. Fritz and Paul were also part of the victorious team last year in Vancouver.

Team Europe Captain Bjorn Borg has already named three of the biggest stars in tennis to his six-man roster — No. 3 in the PIF ATP Rankings Carlos Alcaraz, World No. 4 Daniil Medvedev and World No. 5 Alexander Zverev.

This will be the final year that Borg and McEnroe will go head-to-head as Laver Cup team captains, having held the roles since the inaugural Laver Cup in 2017 in Prague.

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“Bjorn has had a really strong start to his lineup this year, so it’s great to have Alex, Taylor and Tommy back on the team again,” said McEnroe. “They have performed well in this competition, have been great team members, and know what it takes to win.

“We’ve had some epic Laver Cup battles over the years. With this being our final year, both Bjorn and I will be pulling out all the stops to get the victory.”

The Australian De Minaur has had an impressive start to 2024, breaking into the Top 10 of the PIF ATP Rankings for the first time after back-to-back wins against Fritz, Novak Djokovic and Zverev at the United Cup in January. He backed that up the following month by winning his eighth ATP Tour title in Acapulco.

“Being part of the Laver Cup in London was incredible and I’m honoured to be back on Captain McEnroe’s team once again,” said De Minaur. “We will have a fight on our hands with an impressive roster of Team Europe players so far, but I love the team environment and we will give it everything we’ve got to pull off the win for Team World.”

Berlin will be the fourth Laver Cup call-up for American Fritz, who currently sits at No. 13 in the PIF ATP Rankings. His victory at the ATP Tour event in Delray Beach in February 2023 saw him achieve a career-high ranking of No. 5, making him the first American in the Top 5 since 2009. He captured the Delray Beach title once again this year, beating countryman Paul in the final.

“Laver Cup is one of my favourite events,” said Fritz. “Teaming up with our rivals and being courtside to cheer them on while being mentored by a legend like John McEnroe is truly incredible. Team World brings such a great energy and positive vibe that we’ve managed to pull off some incredible wins over the years and we’ll be aiming to do it again in Berlin.”

Paul is back for a third Laver Cup, having been an alternate in his first outing at the event in London in 2022, before playing for the winning team last year in Vancouver.

“It was incredible to step out on court for Team World last year in Vancouver,” said Paul. “The atmosphere, camaraderie and excitement of the Laver Cup is unlike any other tournament. I look forward to taking part in Berlin and hopefully contributing to another team victory.”

Named in honour of Australian tennis legend Rod Laver, winner of the calendar-year Grand Slam in 1962 and 1969, the Laver Cup puts six of the top men’s tennis players from Europe against six of their counterparts from the rest of the world. The competition is played on a dramatic black court and rotates host cities between Europe and the World annually.

Each team’s six players must all compete in one singles match during the first two days, and no more than two during the three-day competition. At least four of the six players must play doubles. Each match win is worth one point on Friday, two points on Saturday, and three points on Sunday, with the first team to reach 13 points winning the Laver Cup.

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The top three ranked players for each team earn a guaranteed invitation based on their PIF ATP Ranking in singles on the Monday after Roland-Garros (10 June 2024). The remaining three will be Captain’s picks and named any time before the start of the US Open. With the naming of De Minaur, Fritz and Paul before the qualification deadline, McEnroe is committing to use one or more of his Captain’s picks if needed to guarantee their participation.

A variety of Multi-Session Ticket Package options, providing the same seat for select sessions of the tournament, will go on sale on Wednesday, April 17 at 10:00AM CET via the Laver Cup Ticket Shop operated by CTS Eventim at Single-Session Tickets will go on sale on Friday, May 17 at 10:00AM CET.

Full Tournament Ticket Packages, providing the same seat for all five sessions of the tournament over three days, are currently on sale at

Fans are encouraged to register at for the latest ticket information and to access multi-session and single-session ticket presales.

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