Alcott wins first French Open quad title
Australia's Dylan Alcott makes history as the first ever men's singles quad champion at Roland Garros.
Australia’s Dylan Alcott became the first French Open men’s singles quad champion after defeating American second seed David Wagner in the final.
Top seed Alcott came through 6-2 4-6 6-2 to add the Roland Garros title to January’s fifth Australian Open crown as he attempts a first ever quad calendar Grand Slam.
This is the first year that all four majors will feature the discipline as it makes its debut in Paris and at Wimbledon next month.
“Two down, two to go,” said Alcott.
“I’m serious about this Grand Slam thing. I’m going to go home and have a hit on the grass. I love Wimbledon – getting to play last year was so cool. I’ll have my full team with me, my partner Chantelle, and it’s going to be unbelievable.”
Alcott was also thrilled to see fellow Aussie Ash Barty win her first major title in the women’s singles final on Saturday.
“She’s such a legend and a friend of mine. She deserves it. And she’s a cross-sport person like I am – she went tennis-cricket-tennis, I was tennis-basketball-tennis. I’m super-proud of her. She’s getting the love she deserves back home, and I think I’m piggybacking off that.
“But I have done the double. I feel awesome. I’m just so glad we’re finally here, and to win means everything.“
That feeling when you win your first ever FRENCH OPEN BABY!!! An honour to be the first ever Roland Garros Quad Wheelchair Champion … As always thank you to everyone for the love xxxxx #rolandgarros pic.twitter.com/RwUnVtLYHM
— Dylan Alcott (@DylanAlcott) June 8, 2019