PLAYER PROFILE

Dylan Alcott

  • Age28
  • 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

Barty, Alcott nominated for AIS awards
Ash Barty in action during the Fed Cup final. (Getty Images)
12 November, 2019

World No.1 Ash Barty is in the running for three AIS Sport Performance Awards while multiple major champion Dylan Alcott is up for Sporting Moment of the Year.
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Barty, Alcott beaten in US Open finals
Ash Barty and Victoria Azarenka pose with their runners-up trophy next to US Open women's doubles champions Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka (Getty Images)
9 September, 2019

Ash Barty falls one match short of defending her US Open women's doubles title while Dylan Alcott's Grand Slam quest ends in the final of the quad wheelchair singles.
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Alcott advances to US Open final
Dylan Alcott in action at the US Open (Getty Images)
8 September, 2019

Dylan Alcott will play Andy Lapthorne in the US Open quad singles final, aiming for an historic calendar year Grand Slam.
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US Open: Alcott begins quest for Grand Slam
Dylan Alcott in action during his round-robin win over Bryan Barten at the US Open in 2019 (Getty Images)
6 September, 2019

Dylan Alcott defeats Bryan Barten 6-2 6-0 in his opening quad wheelchair singles match to get his US Open campaign off to the perfect start.
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