Carlos Alcaraz fulfills Roger Federer's wish, joining 2024 Laver Cup

​​​​​​​Carlos Alcaraz will make his Laver Cup debut in Berlin next year

by Jovica Ilic
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Carlos Alcaraz fulfills Roger Federer's wish, joining 2024 Laver Cup
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The seventh edition of the Laver Cup will take place in Berlin between September 20-22, 2024. World no. 2 and two-time Major winner Carlos Alcaraz will debut at this event, leading Team Europe against Team World. Carlos will join the rest of the squad at Mercedes-Benz Arena, looking forward to representing his team.

Roger Federer wished to see Carlos at his event, and the legend will have a chance to enjoy the Spaniard's skills next fall. Alcaraz has had another great season, winning six titles, including Wimbledon. The young Spaniard stayed neck and neck with Novak Djokovic on the ATP Race list until the season's closing stages, losing ground after the US Open and missing a chance to secure another year-end no.

1 honor. Carlos skipped the Australian Open and started his season in Buenos Aires in February, winning the title and reaching the final in Rio de Janeiro. The Spaniard earned his third Masters 1000 crown in Indian Wells, defeating all rivals in straight sets and starting his second reign on the ATP throne.

Carlos Alcaraz will debut at the Laver Cup next year.

Carlos could not stay there for long, failing to defend the Miami Masters crown and pushing Novak Djokovic to the top. The home favorite defended his trophies in Barcelona and Madrid, moving closer to Djokovic and passing him despite an early Rome Masters loss.

Alcaraz ended his third world no. 1 reign after the Roland Garros, losing to Djokovic in the semi-final after feeling cramps in his entire body from the start of the third set. Recovering and starting another chase with a 23-time Major winner, Carlos conquered an ATP 500 crown at Queen's, lifting his first trophy on grass and setting another clash against Novak in the Wimbledon final.

The Spaniard ousted the Serb in five sets after a massive battle, prevailing and lifting his second Major title. It remains Carlos' last ATP title of the season, dropping his level a bit since August and hoping for a better run at the ATP Finals.

"I appreciate Captain Borg's confidence in me, and I look forward to teaming up with my rivals in both singles and doubles in Berlin. It means a lot to represent Team Europe at the Laver Cup; this is a great honor. I will do whatever is asked of me to win back the Cup for Team Europe.

I can not wait to hear who will join me on the team next September," Carlos Alcaraz said. "I'm super excited to have Carlos join Team Europe in Berlin. What Carlos has achieved at such a young age is unbelievable. He is a unique talent and should bring great energy to the team.

I look forward to writing his name on the lineup card. I'm leaving no stone unturned for 2024. The goal is to win, and having Carlos commit to Team Europe's cause is a thrilling start to what I anticipate will be an exceptional roster," Bjorn Borg said.

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