The anticipation is building for the 2023 Laver Cup weekend as the event’s biggest stars touch down in Vancouver on Tuesday.

Frances Tiafor and Félix Auger-Aliassime were all smiles as cameras caught them arriving on behalf of Team World, led by coach John McEnroe.

Team World scored their first victory since Laver Cup launched in 2017, stunning a Team Europe led by Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer. Joined by Americans Taylor Fritz, Tommy Paul, and Bel Shelton, Tiafoe and Auger-Aliassime will be looking to further improve their head-to-head against Team Europe, led by Andrey Rublev after Stefanos Tsitsipas was forced to withdraw due to injury.


Casper Ruud also makes his return for what will be his third appearance at Laver Cup, one that will undoubtedly carry less emotions after the 2022 edition featured the retirement of Roger Federer.

“The Big 4 know each other better than I know them, so they have their gold old histories and jokes around them,” the Norwegian said last year. “I’m hanging a bit behind on some of the internal jokes, but that’s ok. They’re funny, and very, very gentle and nice with me. It’s just an honor to be a part of the team.”


Fresh off his maiden major semifinal finish at the US Open, Shelton will be making his Laver Cup debut and is looking to soak up as much veteran energy as possible.

To be able to learn from two legends like the McEnroe brothers and be a part of Team World, that’s something that everyone aspires to be a part of,” says Shelton, who will surely be looking to hang up on competition that includes Hubert Hurkacz, Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, Gaël Monfils, and Arthur Fils.

Laver Cup’s 2023 edition officially kicks off on Friday, September 22.