Laver Cup: Team Europe & Team World Ready As Day 1 Schedule Revealed
The photos have been taken and practice is complete. On Friday, Team Europe and Team World will begin the 2023 Laver Cup in Vancouver.
After taking official photos for the teams event on Wednesday, the stars made their final preparations on Thursday in Canada. The Order of Play for Day 1, when matches will be worth one point each, was also unveiled.
Recent US Open semi-finalist Ben Shelton will try to make a good start for defending champion Team World against fellow Laver Cup debutant Arthur Fils of Team Europe.
“Being back in a team environment, I feel really comfortable,” Shelton said at his team’s press conference Thursday. “Really excited to be on this team with these guys, guys that the last few years I’ve been watching tear it up on Tour and been watching tear it up in this event. So really happy to be here, excited to be kicking things off tomorrow and looking forward [to] the chance to set the tone for the team.”
— ATP Tour (@atptour) September 21, 2023
In the day’s other two singles clashes, Francisco Cerundolo (Team World) will play Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (Team Europe) and Felix Auger-Aliassime (Team World) will try to defeat Gael Monfils (Team Europe).
Team World’s Tommy Paul and Frances Tiafoe will take on Team Europe’s Fils and Andrey Rublev in the first doubles match of the competition.
ORDER OF PLAY – FRIDAY, 22 SEPTEMBER 2023
ROGERS ARENA start 1 p.m.
Arthur Fils (Europe) vs Ben Shelton (World)
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (Europe) vs Francisco Cerundolo (World)
Gael Monfils (Europe) vs Felix Auger-Aliassime (World)
Arthur Fils (EUR) / Andrey Rublev (Europe) vs Tommy Paul (World)/ Frances Tiafoe (World)