Carlos Alcaraz to represent Team Europe at Laver Cup Berlin 2024
- Multi-Session Hospitality Packages on sale starting November 27
- Multi-Session Ticket Packages without hospitality on sale in early February
Spanish superstar Carlos Alcaraz will make his debut for Team Europe at next year’s Laver Cup, to be held at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin from September 20-22, 2024.
The Wimbledon 2023 and US Open 2022 champion, Alcaraz is the first player to be named on Captain Bjorn Borg’s Team Europe.
“I am super excited to have Carlos join Team Europe in Berlin,” said Borg, who has made an early start to assembling his six-man team in a bid to win back the Laver Cup in its seventh year.
Champions at the first four editions of the Laver Cup, Team Europe suffered consecutive losses to Team World in London in 2022 and then Vancouver this year.
“I’m leaving no stone unturned for 2024,” said Borg. “The goal is to win and having Carlos commit to Team Europe’s cause is a thrilling start to what I anticipate will be an exceptional roster.”
A variety of Multi-Session Hospitality Packages go on sale November 27 at 13:00 CET via lavercup.com. Each hospitality package includes the same seat for all five sessions with the best views of the court combined with access to one of the Laver Cup’s signature hospitality spaces.
Multi-Session Ticket Packages without hospitality, including the same seat for all five sessions, will go on sale in early February. Single-session tickets will be available for purchase at a later date.
Alcaraz said he has enjoyed watching the Laver Cup and is excited to be making his debut with Team Europe in Berlin.
“I appreciate Captain Borg’s confidence in me, and I look forward to teaming up with my rivals in both singles and doubles in Berlin,” he said. “It means a lot to represent Team Europe at Laver Cup, this is a great honor.”
“I will do whatever is asked of me to win back the Cup for Team Europe. I can’t wait to hear who will be joining me on the team next September.”
At just 20 years of age, Alcaraz has won 12 ATP Tour singles titles including two majors and four ATP Masters 1000 crowns.
He moved at lightning speed up the Pepperstone ATP rankings to No.1 at the age of 19 in September 2022, becoming the first teenager to hold the top spot. He is currently ranked No.2.
An unstoppable force on clay and hard courts, Alcaraz captured the prestigious Queen’s title in June this year competing in only his third grass court tournament and won the Wimbledon crown with a five-set victory over seven-time champion Novak Djokovic.
“What Carlos has achieved at such a young age is unbelievable,” added Borg. “He’s a unique talent and should bring great energy to the team. I look forward to writing his name on the lineup card.”
Alcaraz has never competed in Berlin or visited the city. “I am excited to have an opportunity to perform in front of fans there for the first time and to explore Berlin. I will bring all I have to the competition to help win back the Cup.”
Team World Captain John McEnroe says he expects Team Europe to be highly motivated in 2024 following back-to-back defeats.
“I anticipate another tough battle,” he said. “Europe has many great players and has consistently been favored on paper. We’ll be ready for them though. We’ve tasted victory twice in a row and will put up a fight to hold onto the Laver Cup.”
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 inside Mercedes-Benz 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 Roland-Garros (June 10, 2024). If a top three-ranked player chooses not to participate, the offer will be made to another high-ranked player. The remaining three will be Captains’ picks and named any time before the start of the US Open. By naming Alcaraz to his team right now, Borg is committing to use a Captain’s Pick on him if he does not qualify based on ranking.
For further updates on player announcements, event updates and pre-sale ticketing information, fans are encouraged to register at lavercup.com.