PLAYER PROFILE

Dylan Alcott

  • Age27
  • Born 4 December 1990
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Australia
  • LivesMelbourne, Australia
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachFrancois Vogelsberger
FOLLOW
““I tell you what I don't do – sleep. Much. I need to do more of that. But it's so hard to give up the opportunities.””

— Dylan Alcott, 22 Aug 2018

» Dylan Alcott: breaking down barriers

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

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

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

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

Alcott wins US Open crown
Dylan Alcott in action at the 2018 US Open; USTA
10 September, 2018

Dylan Alcott wins his sixth Grand Slam title, and second US Open, with victory over rival David Wagner in the final at Flushing Meadows on Sunday.
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Dylan Alcott: breaking down barriers
Dylan Alcott poses for selfies with fans during Australian Open 2018; Getty Images
22 August, 2018

Learning to juggle a professional tennis career with an ever-expanding portfolio of media, business and charity interests, Dylan Alcott is inspiring the next generation of…
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Heath Davidson: continuing to climb
Heath Davidson in action at the British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships, where he reached the semifinals; Getty Images
27 July, 2018

Realising a childhood dream by hitting on Wimbledon's grass courts, world No.4 Heath Davidson has turned his attention to reeling in the few players still ahead of him in…
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Impressive Wimbledon campaigns end for Alcott, Hijikata
(L-R) David Wagner, Andy Lapthorne, Dylan Alcott and Lucas Sithole took part in a Quad Wheelchair Doubles Exhibition event at Wimbledon; Getty Images
15 July, 2018

Dylan Alcott lost on his historic debut at the All England Club while Rinky HIjikata's run in the boys' doubles event event ended in the semifinals.
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