Auger-Aliassime, Fritz and Schwartzman announced for Team World at Laver Cup

John McEnroe has made his first picks for the 2022 Laver Cup in London with Felix Auger-Aliassime, Taylor Fritz and Diego Schwartzman once again playing for Team World.

Auger-Alissime played extremely well for Team World last year and he will make his return to the competition once more. It was an easy pick for McEnroe as the Canadian has been a rising star this year with some notable performances at the start of the year and in the past few weeks. He had a breakout year last year with several deep runs at majors and he only further improved.

Speaking of breakouts, Taylor Fritz had one this year. It came at Indian Wells where the American downed Rafael Nadal in the Indian Wells final giving him the first loss of the year. Fritz played the entire match with a busted ankle and in pain however, he was able to overcome all of that to lift his maiden ATP 1000 trophy. He did not follow up that result with a strong clay season but he also deal with further injuries.

Talking about stability we have Diego Schwartzman. Very few tennis players have been as consistent as Schwartzman over the past few years. He's always there hovering around the top 20 with his consistent play and he rarely disappoints. Not the greatest player in the world but certainly one capable of electrifying crowds when he needs to.

About returning to Laver Cup Auger said:

"I’m excited to be returning for Team World. Boston was a great first experience of the Laver Cup and the atmosphere was very special. One year on, I feel confident that I can win points for Team World this time around.”

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