World No.7 Felix Auger-Aliassime will return to Laver Cup competition in 2023 when Team World begins its title defense at Rogers Arena in Vancouver from September 22-24.
The top ranked Canadian is the first player to be named in captain John McEnroe’s six-man team as Laver Cup comes to Canada and the Northwest for the first time.
A variety of multi-session hospitality packages go on sale February 6 at 7:00AM PST. Each hospitality package includes the same seat for all five sessions with the best views of the court combined with access to one of Laver Cup’s signature hospitality spaces. Fans are encouraged to visit lavercup.com for full details of all hospitality packages and availability.
Multi-session ticket packages without hospitality, including the same seat for all five sessions, go on sale in early March via Ticketmaster at prices starting at CAD$340 (excluding tax & fees). Single-session tickets will be available for purchase at a later date.
Auger-Aliassime, who returns to Laver Cup for a third time, played a key role in Team World’s maiden victory at The O2 in London last year.
“I’m really looking forward to being part of the Laver Cup again, we had an amazing time in London last year,” Auger-Aliassime said.
“We were able to get the win in London, but that was not easy. It will make a real difference to have the crowd behind us and I really hope fans come out in big numbers to witness Laver Cup firsthand.”
Vancouver is such a beautiful city, it’s going to be a very special experience for me.
McEnroe said winning the Laver Cup for the first time in London in 2022 was one of his career highlights.
“The Laver Cup is one of the best things to happen in tennis in the last 20 years. It’s had a huge impact on the sport, and has been a great success,” said McEnroe.
“We have some great players coming through on the World side, starting with Felix, who helped us get the win in London. He had a huge season last year and went on a winning streak after the Laver Cup. It’s great to have him back.”
Auger-Aliassime, 22, broke through to win four ATP Tour Singles titles in 2022, starting at Rotterdam in February when he overcame Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final. At the Laver Cup he upset Novak Djokovic to put his team in a winning position and then went on to win three more consecutive indoor ATP titles at Florence, Antwerp and Basel.
“The Laver Cup was a real confidence booster,” Auger-Aliassime said. “I felt really good about my game at that point and had a whole streak of tournaments afterwards indoors in similar conditions where I felt I could win a lot of matches.”
Bjorn Borg, who has led Team Europe to four Laver Cup victories – in Prague (2017), Chicago (2018), Geneva (2019), and Boston (2021) – will once again face off against old time rival and close friend McEnroe in Vancouver.
“I’ve been blessed to have had so many exceptional champions play for Team Europe, over the years,” the Grand Slam great said. “We’ll have our work cut out for us this year as John and his team will be on a high following their win in London and will have the home crowd advantage, but we’ll be doing everything we can to win the Laver Cup back.”
Named in honor of Australian tennis legend Rod Laver, winner of the calendar-year Grand Slam in 1962 and 1969, the Laver Cup pits six of the top men’s tennis players from Europe against six of their counterparts from the rest of the world.
The top three-ranked players for each team earn a guaranteed invitation based on their ATP singles ranking on the Monday after Wimbledon (July 17, 2023). The remaining three will be Captains’ picks and named before the start of the US Open.
The event rotates host cities annually between Europe and the World and after Vancouver this year, will head to Berlin, Germany in 2024.
Since its inception in 2017, the Laver Cup has captured the imagination of the sporting world and established itself as a must-see event on the tennis calendar.
For further updates on player announcements, event updates and ticketing information, fans are encouraged to register at lavercup.com.