Laver Cup

Stars Arrive In Canada Ahead Of Laver Cup

Shelton & Tiafoe spent time with Vancouver Canucks star Elias Pettersson
September 20, 2023
Ben Shelton and Frances Tiafoe spend time with Vancouver Canucks star Elias Pettersson.
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Ben Shelton and Frances Tiafoe spend time with Vancouver Canucks star Elias Pettersson. By ATP Staff


The stars have arrived in Vancouver ahead of the sixth edition of the Laver Cup, where Team World will look to retain the trophy against Team Europe.

Before the serious action starts on Friday, players took time to fine-tune their games on court, while others relaxed away from Vancouver’s Rogers Arena. Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz and Team Europe Vice Captain Thomas Enqvist swapped their racquets for golf clubs on Tuesday when they put their putting skills to the test.

<a href=''>Hubert Hurkacz</a> Hubert Hurkacz and Thomas Enqvist spend time together at golf.
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Hubert Hurkacz hits an iron.
Americans Ben Shelton and Frances Tiafoe have starred on home soil in recent years. The 20-year-old Shelton advanced to the semi-finals at the US Open this month, while Tiafoe reached the same stage in 2022.

Ahead of the Laver Cup, both spent time with another sporting star who is making waves in North America, Elias Pettersson. The Swede plays for NHL side Vancouver Canucks.

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Ben Shelton and John McEnroe spend time with Elias Pettersson.
Players and captains have also been hitting the court ahead of the Laver Cup, to be held from Friday to Sunday in Canada.

Team World Captain John McEnroe showed his team that he still knows his way around a court, hitting with Milos Raonic.

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Milos Raonic hits a serve.

Team World
Team World share a joke on court.
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