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
  • won the prestigious Newcombe Medal at the Australian Tennis Awards in 2016
  • is a seven-time Australian Open quad wheelchair singles champion
  • completed a Grand Slam in quad wheelchair doubles in 2019, winning all four major titles for the season
  • became first male player to complete a Golden Slam in 2021, sweeping the Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open and Paralympic Games quad wheelchair singles titles

Off court

  • currently studying commerce at the University of Melbourne
  • represented Australia in wheelchair basketball at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Paralympic Games, winning a gold and silver medal
  • 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’
  • won the TV Week Logie Award for Most Popular New Talent in 2019.

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: A grand week in Australian tennis
Sam Stosur with her US Open 2021 women's doubles title
16 September, 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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Ranking movers: Aussies on the rise after US Open
Storm Sanders, Max Purcell, Sam Stosur and John Peers have all improved their rankings after strong performances at the US Open. Pictures: Getty Images
14 September, 2021

Several Australians have made significant ranking rises after strong performances at the US Open.
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Dylan Alcott completes Golden Slam at US Open
 Dylan Alcott of Australia celebrates with the US Open trophy; Getty Images
13 September, 2021

With a third quad wheelchair singles title secured at the US Open, world No.1 Dylan Alcott also makes history as the first man in tennis to win a Golden Slam.
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Stosur and Alcott set to play for US Open titles
Australian hopes Sam Stosur and Dylan Alcott. Pictures: Tennis Australia
12 September, 2021

Two Australians are in action on the last day of a historic US Open 2021 tournament - Sam Stosur in the women's doubles final and Dylan Alcott in the quad wheelchair singles…
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