Dylan Alcott

  • Age31
  • Born 4 December 1990
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Australia
  • LivesMelbourne, Australia
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachFrancois Vogelsberger
“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.



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

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

Sydney International, Australian Open, Japan Open

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

Queensland Wheelchair Tennis Open, Sydney International Wheelchair Tennis Open, Australian Open, Pensacola Open, Japan Open, BNP Paribas Open de France, Belgian Open, US Open

Sydney International


US Open

Japan Open

Melbourne Wheelchair Tennis Open, Cajun Classic, British Open, Swiss Open Starling Hotel Geneva

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 stars edging closer to Australian Open 2022 glory
Dylan Alcott, Ash Barty, Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios are chasing AO 2022 titles. Pictures: Tennis Australia
5 hours ago

Eight Australian players, including Dylan Alcott, Ash Barty, Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios, are in action on day 11 at Australian Open 2022.
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Dylan Alcott named Australian of the Year
Dylan Alcott is named Australian of the Year; Fiona Hamilton, Tennis Australia
25 January, 2022

Dylan Alcott, who will compete for an eighth AO quad wheelchair singles title on Thursday, is celebrating another milestone title as Australian of the Year.
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Dylan Alcott to compete for eighth Australian Open title
Dylan Alcott will compete in an eighth Australian Open quad wheelchair singles final; Getty Images
25 January, 2022

Dylan Alcott earns the chance to end his career on the ultimate high note as he progresses to an eighth Australian Open quad wheelchair singles final.
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Dylan Alcott: Embracing the challenge
Dylan Alcott at AO 2022; Getty Images
25 January, 2022

As he prepares to contest the AO 2022 semifinals, Dylan Alcott is embracing the challenges of his final matches on tour.
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