Melbourne, VIC, 15 January 2019 |

A dominant display in Bendigo has put Dylan Alcott in the perfect position heading into his Australian Open title defence.

The 28-year-old beat Koji Sugeno and David Wagner in straights sets to claim the Bendigo Wheelchair Tennis Open.

It was the first time Bendigo has hosted an ITF Super Series event, the most prestigious tier of tournament below the Grand Slams.

Alcott, who returned to world No.1 in late 2018, was especially dominant in the Bendigo final, brushing aside rival and world No.2 David Wagner 6-2 6-1.

Alcott, who has built a 10-match winning streak in singles, now turns his attention to the Australian Open, where he is a four-time defending champion.

He has won 15 of his last 16 singles matches at Melbourne Park, with titles in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.