PLAYER PROFILE

Dylan Alcott

  • Age29
  • Born 4 December 1990
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Australia
  • LivesMelbourne, Australia
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachFrancois Vogelsberger
FOLLOW
“Right now, I'm loving getting out of bed and playing tennis.”

— Dylan Alcott, 13 Jul 2019

» Dylan Alcott wins Wimbledon quad singles title

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

2019
Bendigo Open, Australian Open, Japan Open, French Open, Wimbledon

2018
Sydney International, Australian Open, Cajun Classic, World Team Cup, US Open, Wheelchair Tennis Masters

2017
Sydney International, Australian Open, Japan Open

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

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

2019
US Open

2018
Japan Open

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

Aussie players unite to support bushfire relief efforts
Nick Kyrgios (Getty Images)
3 January, 2020

Several Australian stars will donate funds to bushfire relief efforts with every ace they serve during the Australian summer of tennis.
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Barty awarded 2019 Newcombe Medal
Ash Barty (R) is presented with the 2019 Newcombe Medal by John Newcombe. (Getty Images)
2 December, 2019

For the third year running, Ash Barty takes out Australian tennis' highest honour -- this time after a banner season highlighted by her first major title and world No.1…
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Australian Tennis Awards winners honoured in Melbourne
Ash Barty wins the 2019 Newcombe Medal. (Getty Images)
2 December, 2019

The Newcombe Medal, won by world No.1 Ash Barty, was one of 15 awards presented to worthy winners at the Australian Tennis Awards on Monday night in Melbourne.
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Newcombe Medal: Alcott strengthens hold on No.1
Dylan Alcott celebrates his Wimbledon quad wheelchair singles title. (Getty Images)
28 November, 2019

Newcombe Medal 2019 nominee Dylan Alcott underlines his status as the world's best quad wheelchair player with a banner season highlighted by three major titles.
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