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Ben Shelton returns to Team World for Laver Cup Berlin 2024


American powerhouse Ben Shelton is set to represent Team World for a second time at the seventh edition of the Laver Cup, which will be held at Uber Arena in Berlin, from September 20-22, 2024.
The world-ranked No.14 will join No.9 Alex de Minaur, No.12 Tommy Paul and No.13 Taylor Fritz on Captain John McEnroe’s team, with two roster positions remaining.

After reaching the US Open semifinals in 2023, Shelton made a stunning debut at Laver Cup Vancouver, where he won three matches for the victorious Team World, including his opening singles match against Arthur Fils and two doubles matches, partnering with Felix Auger-Aliassime on Saturday and Frances Tiafoe on Sunday.

“Ben thrives in a team environment and relishes the big stage,” said McEnroe, who is hunting a third consecutive Laver Cup title, which began with Team World’s breakthrough at The O2, London, in 2022.

“He brings an incredible energy to the team and is a threat in both singles and doubles with a massive serve and fierce will to win.”

Shelton’s meteoric rise up the PIF ATP Rankings began last year when he reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open in his first Grand Slam main draw appearance. He made headlines again with an impressive run to the US Open semifinals, defeating fellow Americans Paul in the fourth round and Tiafoe in the quarterfinals.

Shelton won his first ATP Tour singles title at the Japan Open in 2023 and his second title at Houston in April this year. He has posted solid results throughout this season, including semifinal finishes in Auckland and Dallas, the quarterfinals in Acapulco, and the fourth round in Indian Wells.

“I’m thrilled to be back on Team World,” said Shelton. “Playing Laver Cup was one of my highlights last year, and I can’t wait to team up with the guys in Berlin and defend the Cup.”

Team Europe Captain Bjorn Borg has so far named Roland Garros 2024 champion Carlos Alcaraz and runner-up Alexander Zverev on his six-man team along with former world No.1 Daniil Medvedev and 22-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal.

Team Europe won the first four editions of the Laver Cup in Prague (2017), Chicago (2018), Geneva (2019) and Boston (2021). De Minaur, Fritz and Paul were members of Team World’s first victory at The O2 in 2022; Fritz, Paul and Shelton were part of Team World’s second title at Laver Cup Vancouver 2023.

“These players excel as teammates and know what it takes to get us over the line,” said McEnroe.”

Tickets to this year’s Laver Cup in Berlin are on sale now via the Laver Cup Ticket Shop operated by CTS Eventim at

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