PLAYER PROFILE

Dylan Alcott

  • Age28
  • Born 4 December 1990
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Australia
  • LivesMelbourne, Australia
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachFrancois Vogelsberger
FOLLOW
“If a little kid sees, ‘oh there’s a guy in a wheelchair, I can do that’, that’s what’s it’s all about.”

— Dylan Alcott, 20 Nov 2018

» Newks18: Trailblazing Alcott masters the majors

On court

  • in juniors, peaked at wheelchair tennis world No.4 in February 2008
  • in 2011, was a recipient for the Order of Australia Medal
  • offered a wildcard entry at Australian Open 2014 into the quads draw
  • rose to quad wheelchair world No.1 in March 2014
  • won his first Grand Slam title at Australian Open 2015; also won at the US Open in 2015
  • at the Australian Tennis Awards, was nominated for the prestigious Newcombe Medal and won the Most Outstanding Athlete with a Disability
  • defended his title at Australian Open 2016

Off court

  • currently studying commerce at the University of Melbourne
  • works as a motivational speaker, inspiring the youth of today to change the way that they perceive people with disabilities
  • aspires to work in mainstream media as a television presenter; believes added media coverage will speak volumes for people with disabilities, giving them added exposure which they deserve
  • loves music festivals; has become world famous for his ‘wheelchair crowdsurfing’.

Titles/Finals

Titles

2016
Queensland Wheelchair Tennis Open, Apia International Sydney, Australian Open, Johannesburg, South African Open, Japan Open, Open de France, British Open

2015
Queensland Wheelchair Tennis Open, Sydney International Wheelchair Tennis Open, Australian Open, Pensacola Open, Japan Open, BNP Paribas Open de France, Belgian Open, US Open

2009
Sydney International

Finals

2015
Melbourne Wheelchair Tennis Open, Cajun Classic, British Open, Swiss Open Starling Hotel Geneva

2014
Queensland Wheelchair Tennis Open, Perry New Zealand Wheelchair Tennis Open, Australian Open, Fab-U-Life USTA/ITF Desert Classic, Cajun Classic, Pensacola Open

Dylan Alcott in the news

Newks18: Trailblazing Alcott masters the majors
Dylan Alcott kisses the trophy having defended his Australian Open title.
20 November, 2018

Victories at the Australian and US Open bookended an impressive 2018 season for Dylan Alcott, a Newcombe Medal finalist who now verges on the world No.1 quad wheelchair ranking.
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Alcott, Barty, De Minaur, Millman nominated for 2018 Newcombe Medal
Newks 2018
12 November, 2018

Dylan Alcott, Ashleigh Barty, Alex de Minaur and John Millman announced as the Newcombe Medal finalists for 2018.
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Barty, Alcott, Millman nominated for AIS Sport Performance Awards
(L-R) Ash Barty, Dylan Alcott and John Millman; Getty Images
8 November, 2018

Ash Barty, Dylan Alcott and John Millman have been nominated in various categories at the upcoming AIS Sport Performance Awards - and you can vote for them!
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Alcott wins US Open crown
Dylan Alcott in action at the 2018 US Open; USTA
10 September, 2018

Dylan Alcott wins his sixth Grand Slam title, and second US Open, with victory over rival David Wagner in the final at Flushing Meadows on Sunday.
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