Paul has reached stunning new heights in a breakout 2022 season, rising to a career-high ranking of world No.29 in September. The 25-year-old American has recorded multiple top-five wins at ATP Masters 1000 events, defeating world No.3 Alexander Zverev at Indian Wells and world No.4 Carlos Alcaraz in Montreal. A fourth-round run at Wimbledon, in his main draw debut, was also a major highlight. As the Team World alternate, Paul can now add his Laver Cup experience to a career-defining year.
Being active outdoors is a passion for Paul, who enjoys surfing and dirt-bike riding when not on tour. Basketball, baseball and golf are also favorite pastimes for the American, who grew up playing on clay courts in North Carolina. Although having fun is always a priority, Paul does not shy away from hard work. His positive attitude is praised by coach Brad Stine, an experienced mentor who has previously worked with Jim Courier and Kevin Anderson, as one of his biggest strengths.
Paul faced off against Team World teammate Taylor Fritz in two Grand Slam boys’ singles finals in 2015, winning their clash at Roland Garros and finishing runner-up at the US Open. Injuries impacted the former world No.3 junior, who grew up idolizing fellow American Andy Roddick, in his early years on tour. Paul, who has represented his nation in Davis Cup and at the Olympic Games, made his long-awaited top-50 breakthrough in June 2021.
Semifinals: SF Delray Beach
Quarterfinals: QF Montreal, Queen’s Club, Eastbourne, Acapulco, Adelaide 1, Adelaide 2, Atlanta