Andre Agassi will make a return to tennis as he replaces John McEnroe as coach of Team World at the Laver Cup from next year, officials confirmed on Wednesday.

The 54-year-old American will be the first new mentor in the Europe v World event since it began in 2017; it is run by Roger Federer’s management company based on an idea hatched by the Swiss icon.

Squads led by McEnroe and Europe boss Bjorn Borg will clash for the last time  September 20-22 in Berlin.

“I am truly honoured to accept the invitation to become the Laver Cup Team World Captain,” Agassi said.

“In just seven short years since the Laver Cup began, it’s been so enjoyable for fans, including myself, to watch the greats of the game team up and compete against one another in this incredible team environment.”
“The competitive level is off the charts and it’s easy to see why. You’re there with the team, your peers, guys you respect and everybody has a responsibility. 

“For me the key will be understanding and managing the players’ needs throughout the year and really getting to know them so that I can select the matchups to give us the best chance to get wins on the board and bring home the Laver Cup.”
“I can’t wait to take on this role, it’s not one I’m taking lightly.” 

Agassi is one of only five men to win all four Grand Slams in the Open Era; Borg’s replacement on Europe will be announced in the coming months.

Main photo:- Team World regained the Laver Cup in Vancouver in 2023 – by Laver Cup