Alcott, Davidson into gold medal match
Dylan Alcott and Heath Davidson are one win away from a Paralympic gold medal after advancing to the final of the quads doubles event on Sunday.
Australia’s Dylan Alcott and Heath Davidson have progressed to the final of the quads doubles tournament at the Rio Paralympics.
They will go for gold against the American pairing Nicolas Taylor and David Wagner.
Alcott and Davidson swatted aside Brits Jamie Burdekin and Andy Lapthorne 6-1 6-2, while Taylor and Wagner also progressed to the final with a straight-sets win; they beat Israeli pairing Itay Erenlib and Shraga Weinberg.
Another Australian progressing was Adam Kellerman.
Kellerman, the 12th seed in the men’s singles, beat Japan’s Satoshi Saida 7-5 6-1 to advance to the last 16.
There he will meet No.5 seed Gustavo Fernandez of Argentina.
Compatriot Ben Weekes fell in the second round of the men’s singles, going down to seventh seed Stefan Olsson 6-0 6-3.