The top two Americans are back to help Team World at Laver Cup. By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Monday April 17, 2023

Top-ranked Americans Taylor Fritz and Frances Tiafoe will once again 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.

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The American duo will join Canadian No.1 Felix Auger-Aliassime as the first player to be named in Captain John McEnroe’s six-man Team World.

Fritz, Tiafoe and Auger-Aliassime all played a role in last year’s historic Laver Cup at The O2 in London, which marked the end of Roger Federer’s legendary career.

It was Team World’s first victory in five editions of the Laver Cup.

“It’s like getting the band back together,” said Coach 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.

“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.”

Tiafoe will be making his fourth appearance.

“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.”