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By Tennis Now | @Tennis_Now | Wednesday, September 20, 2024

American stars aim to retain the Laver Cup on North American soil.  

Four American men—Taylor Fritz, Frances Tiafoe Tommy Paul and Ben Shelton—are among the six players captain John McEnroe has selected to the Team World roster.

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Tennis Channel will broadcast all the action from the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada this weekend.

TC coverage begins with the first match on Friday, September 22nd at 4 p.m. Eastern time.

Tennis Channel’s Live 2023 Laver Cup Schedule

Friday, September 22: 4 p.m. Day Session (Two Singles)
Friday 10 p.m. Night Session (Singles, Doubles)

Saturday, September 23: 4 p.m. Day Session (Two Singles)
Saturday 10 p.m. Night Session (Singles, Doubles)

Sunday, September 24: 3 p.m. Day Session (Doubles, Singles if necessary*)

The Americans on Team World will be joined by Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime and Argentine Francisco Cerundolo. Auger-Aliassime is ranked among the top 15 singles players in the world while Cerundolo is in the top 25. Christopher Eubanks, an American who is having a watershed year in 2023 and has doubled as a Tennis Channel analyst during non-playing times in his career, is an alternate on Team World, as is Canada’s Milos Raonic, a 2016 Wimbledon finalist.

In addition to top-10 stars Andrey Rublev and Casper Ruud, Team Europe features fan-favorite Gael Monfils, a French player known for his thrilling shots and elastic on-court moves. Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz and Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina are both ranked in the top 25, and 19-year-old Arthur Fils of France rounds out the squad.

Team World and Team Europe are captained by legendary Hall of Famers, on-court rivals and friends. John McEnroe has guided Team World every year of the Laver Cup competition, facing off against Bjorn Borg for Team Europe. Their vice captains, respectively, are McEnroe’s brother Patrick, who led the United States to its most recent Davis Cup championship in 2007, and Thomas Enqvist, a 1999 Australian Open singles finalist.

Named in honor of Rod Laver, the only player to win all four majors in the same year twice, Laver Cup rotates each year between a European city and a host outside the continent. Last year in London was a breakthrough for Team World, which won the cup 13-8 after having lost the first four competitions. Team Europe took home the trophy in Prague in 2017 (15-9), Chicago in 2018 (13-8), Geneva in 2019 (13-11) and Boston in 2021 (14-1). The competition was not held in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s Laver Cup matches take place in Vancouver’s Rogers Arena, home to the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks.

Laver Cup’s innovative scoring format is designed to build excitement as the weekend progresses. There are three singles matches and a doubles match each of the first two days. Every match is worth one point on Friday and two points on Saturday. Sunday features a doubles and singles match, followed by one or two singles matches if necessary, with all matches worth three points. A final doubles competition is used in the event of a tie.

Photo credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty for Laver Cup