Australia’s own Dylan Alcott has notched his second US Open wheelchair quad singles title and sixth overall Grand Slam singles win after a strong 7-5, 6-2 victory over his American opponent, world #1 David Wagner.
The champ overcame a last-minute venue change and a 3-0 deficit in the first set to overpower Wagner in just 75 minutes.
Old mate took to the ‘gram shortly after to show off his new glassware, and put it to good use in front of ESPN‘s cameras.
Alcott told the sports outlet he intended to put his winnings towards the Dylan Alcott Foundation, with the goal of supporting people with disabilities on their quest to dominate just as hard as the 27-year-old.
Aussie success flourished elsewhere as gun Ash Barty secured her first Grand Slam title alongside American CoCo Vanderweghe in the women’s doubles, defeating Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic in a gruelling 3-6, 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (8-6) battle.
Her well-deserved victory came after four Grand Slam doubles finals defeats since 2013.
— Tennis Queensland (@TennisQld) September 9, 2018
A good bloody day for Aussies, then.
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