Paul reached new heights in a breakout 2022 season, and climbed further up the rankings in 2023, becoming America’s third highest-ranked player at No.13 in August. He stunned Spanish sensation and world No.1 Carlos Alcaraz at the ATP Masters 1000 in Toronto and reached finals at Eastbourne on grass, and Acapulco on hard court. Laver Cup Vancouver 2023 will mark Paul’s first appearance on John McEnroe’s six-man Team Europe, however he played a key role as team alternate in London as the boys in red captured their first title together at the O2 Arena.
Being active outdoors is a passion for Paul, who enjoys surfing and dirt-bike riding when not on tour. Basketball, baseball and golf are also favorite pastimes for the American, who grew up playing on clay courts in North Carolina. Although having fun is always a priority, Paul does not shy from hard work. His positive attitude is lauded by coach Brad Stine, an experienced mentor who has previously worked with Jim Courier and Kevin Anderson, as one of his biggest strengths.
Paul warms to the big occasion and has recorded multiple wins over top-five players, notching a second career victory over World No.1 Alcaraz at the Toronto Masters 1000 in August. He bettered his fourth-round run at Wimbledon 2022 with a semifinals showing at the Australian Open in January, and upset World No.5 Taylor Fritz en route to the final at Acapulco. Paul faced off against Team World teammate Fritz in two Grand Slam boys’ singles finals in 2015, winning their clash at Roland Garros and finishing runner-up at the US Open. He reached the fourth round at US Open 2023, where he lost a close match to Laver Cup teammate Ben Shelton
Runner-up: Eastbourne, Aix-en-Provence, Acapulco
Semifinals: Toronto, Australian Open
4R: US Open, Miami, Indian Wells