PLAYER PROFILE

Dylan Alcott

  • Age30
  • 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: Excitement building for 2021 season
PUMPED: Alex de Minaur celebrates during last year's ATP Cup. Picture: Getty Images
7 January, 2021

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 headlines Australian Open 2021 wheelchair field
CHAMPION: Dylan Alcott in action at Australian Open 2020. Picture: Getty Images
31 December, 2020

World No.1 Dylan Alcott is a confirmed starter at Australian Open 2021, where he is the defending champion in the quad wheelchair singles and doubles events.
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Australian tennis in 2020: By the numbers
LEADING THE WAY: Ash Barty and John Millman. Pictures: Getty Images
29 December, 2020

As the year draws to a close, we look back on some of the defining numbers for the top-ranked Australian players in 2020.
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Social round-up: Signs aligning for an Aussie star
Picture: Twitter
24 December, 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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