HE’S BLOODY DONE IT. Dylan Alcott has won Wimbledon’s inaugural quad wheelchair singles title after he defeated Brit and good mate Andy Lapthorne.
With his win over Lapthorne, 6-0, 6-2, this means Alcott has now won all four Grand Slam championship singles titles – the US Open, Australian Open, Roland Garros, and now Wimbledon. Overall, this is the absolute weapon’s ninth singles Grand Slam title.
The Dylan Slam: complete@DylanAlcott is the first ever #Wimbledon quad wheelchair singles champion after beating Andy Lapthorne and now holds all Grand Slam singles titles ???? pic.twitter.com/IGAXbw92Mz
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 13, 2019
“We weren’t allowed to play Wimbledon the last few years and to come out here and to get to play on the grass for a young kid in Australia who was born in a wheelchair, it was a bloody dream come true,” Alcott said in his victory speech. “It really was.”
The legend also thanked everyone for tuning in and the networks for broadcasting the match.
“I can’t thank you guys enough for broadcasting this because not only does it change our lives but it changes the lives of a lot of – in particular – little kids out there with disabilities who see people like them on TV for the very first time.”
“Let’s get absolutely sauced tonight,” he said to his mates in the crowd.
— 7Sport (@7Sport) July 13, 2019
BLOODY ! LEGEND !
Just yesterday, Alcott and Lapthorne – his doubles partner in the tournament – defeated Koji Sugeno and David Wagner to become Wimbledon’s first-ever quad wheelchair doubles champions. The pair took it home in straight sets 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) in about an hour and 26 minutes.
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The first ever quad wheelchair champions at #Wimbledon@DylanAlcott and @lapstar11 beat Koji Sugeno and David Wagner to win the doubles title – and they celebrated in some style pic.twitter.com/NDmPlRmAv0
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 12, 2019