Taylor Fritz and Frances Tiafoe return to Team World for Laver Cup Vancouver
Single-session tickets go on sale Friday, April 28
Top-ranked Americans Taylor Fritz and Frances Tiafoe will once again team up to represent Team World as they bid to defend their Laver Cup title later this year when the event comes to Rogers Arena in Vancouver from September 22-24.
The pair will join Canadian No.1 Felix Auger-Aliassime, the first player to be named in Captain John McEnroe’s six-man Team World. The top three ranked World Team players as of today are all now committed.
Single-session tickets to the event, that has sold out stadiums around the world, go on sale on Friday, April 28 at 10:00AM PST via Ticketmaster. Single-session tickets will be available for each of the five sessions, with prices starting at CAD$35 for Friday’s day session and CAD$50 for all other sessions (excluding tax & fees).
Fritz, Tiafoe and Auger-Aliassime all participated in last year’s historic Laver Cup at The O2 in London. The rollercoaster competition saw Roger Federer’s emotional retirement from the sport and a nail-biting first victory for Team World over four-time winners Team Europe.
Captain McEnroe is delighted at the prospect of reuniting members of his victorious team.
“It’s like getting the band back together,” said McEnroe. “Taylor, Frances and Felix have all played Laver Cup multiple times and were big factors in our victory last year. I know I can count on these guys to step up. I really like our chances with them on the team in Vancouver.”
Vancouver will be the third Laver Cup call-up for World No.10 Fritz. He had an impressive 2022 season, winning his first ATP Tour Masters singles title in Indian Wells and ending the year in the Top 10. He kicked off the 2023 season alongside Tiafoe with a victory for the United States at the United Cup in Sydney and then went on to win the Delray Beach Open title, boosting his ranking to a career high of world No.5 in February.
“Laver Cup is such a unique event and I’m really excited to be back for Team World this year,” said Fritz. “We had an awesome time in London last year, the team had great energy, and finally getting that win has given us a lot of confidence. But, Frances, Felix and I know from experience how quickly momentum can shift in Laver Cup so we will need to be at our best.”
Crowd favorite Tiafoe reached a career high No.11 in the world rankings following his recent victory at the ATP 250 event in Houston and now sits at No.12. He has represented Team World three times, in Prague in 2017, Chicago in 2018, and in London.
He arrived in London as a ‘Captain’s pick’ hot off an incredible run to the semifinals of the US Open. His impressive form continued at The O2, as he paired up with compatriot Jack Sock to beat Federer and Rafael Nadal in doubles on Day One and then saved four match points before winning a three-set thriller against Stefanos Tsitsipas, sealing Team World’s first Laver Cup victory.
“There’s no doubt that last year’s Laver Cup win was right up there as a career high for me,” said Tiafoe. “It was an unbelievable feeling to finally lift that trophy after coming so close in the past, and I can’t wait to give it another shot this year.”
Named in honor of Australian tennis legend Rod Laver, winner of the calendar-year Grand Slam in 1962 and 1969, the Laver Cup is played on a dramatic black court that will be constructed within Rogers Arena. The three-day competition sees rivals become teammates as six of the top men’s tennis players from Europe face off 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 anytime before the start of the US Open. With the naming of Auger-Aliassime, Fritz and Tiafoe before the qualification deadline, McEnroe is committing to use one or more of his captain’s picks if needed to guarantee their participation.
Multi-session ticket packages, providing the same seat for all five sessions, are currently on sale via Ticketmaster with prices starting at CAD$340 (excluding tax & fees).
Fans are encouraged to register at lavercup.com for the latest ticket information and to access single-session ticket pre-sales.