PLAYER PROFILE

Dylan Alcott

  • Age29
  • Born 4 December 1990
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Australia
  • LivesMelbourne, Australia
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachFrancois Vogelsberger
FOLLOW
“I used to have an expectation to win ... Now my expectation is to just be the best version of Dylan.”

— Dylan Alcott, 1 Feb 2020

» Alcott celebrates sixth straight Australian Open 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

Social round-up: Title celebrations and childhood throwbacks
SOCIAL ROUND-UP: Dylan Alcott celebrates his Roland Garros win and a young Daria Gavrilova. Pictures: Twitter
15 October, 2020

What have Australia's top-ranked players been up to? We've collated tweets and posts from this week to keep fans up to date.
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Dylan Alcott defends Roland Garros singles title
CHAMPION: Dylan Alcott lines up a forehand during the singles final at Roland Garros. Picture: Getty Images
11 October, 2020

World No.1 Dylan Alcott becomes the first Australian to win back-to-back titles at Roland Garros in 31 years.
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Game, Set, Mental Health: Aussie pros leading the way
LEADERS: Alex de Minaur, Ash Barty and Dylan Alcott are role models both on and off the court with their approaches. Pictures: Getty Images
10 October, 2020

Today is World Mental Health Day, which aims to raise awareness of the importance of supporting mental health.
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Dylan Alcott beaten in Roland Garros doubles final
TOUGH LOSS: Dylan Alcott lost a tight battle in the quad wheelchair doubles final at Roland Garros. Picture: Getty Images
10 October, 2020

Australian Dylan Alcott and Brit Andy Lapthorne finish runners-up in the quad wheelchair doubles at Roland Garros.
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