Not satisfied with winning his very first Logie a couple of weeks ago, Aussie tennis ace and generally multi-talented person Dylan Alcott has reached the wheelchair quad singles final at Wimbledon after defeating Japan‘s Koji Sugeno yesterday, 6-3, 6-4.
In an awkward turn of events, Dyl will face off against his doubles partner, British player Andy Lapthorne, in the final which takes place on Saturday UK time. Let’s hope there’s enough Aussie expats in the crowd to drown out Andy’s hometown advantage.
It’s the first time the historic UK tournament has held the wheelchair quad singles event, after introducing wheelchair events back in 2016. Dylan told Nine that he’s “campaigned for this [event] for ten years” and pointed out that there “wasn’t a spare seat at the court” during his match.
If Dylan manages to clinch the victory, he will be one step closer to his aim of holding all four Grand Slams at once, after winning the Australian Open and French Open already in 2019. The “grand slam” is a feat which hasn’t been achieved since the great Rod Laver, with the Aussie winning all four titles in 1962 and 1969. That’s right, even Roger Federer and Serena Williams haven’t managed this one.
We’re rooting for you, Dyl!