Andre Agassi to Lead Team World as Captain at 2025 Laver Cup

Andre Agassi to Lead Team World as Captain at 2025 Laver Cup

The eight-time major champion and former World No. 1 Andre Agassi will lead Team World beginning with the 2025 Laver Cup in San Francisco. He takes over for John McEnroe, who has been captain of Team World since the competition’s launch in 2017. At this year’s competition in Berlin, Germany, from September 20–22, McEnroe will play his longtime opponent, Team Europe Captain Bjorn Borg, for the final time.

With his aggressive play and captivating flair, Agassi, one of only five men to achieve a career Grand Slam in the Open Era, revolutionised tennis in the 1990s. Throughout a 21-year career, he won eight major titles, an Olympic Gold Medal, and 60 ATP Tour trophies. He also held the top spot in the world rankings for 101 weeks.

Agassi said he was excited about his new position and emphasised how important it is to recognise and cater to players’ requirements as well as how competitive the Laver Cup is. He wants to increase the players’ chances of winning by developing a relationship based on mutual respect and trust.

Tony Godsick, Chairman of the Laver Cup, praised Agassi’s selection, pointing to his accomplishments and appeal. Agassi received support from McEnroe as well, who expressed faith in his successor’s ability.