Australia’s beloved son Dylan Alcott has added another trophy to his pool room, Wimbledon’s inaugural quad wheelchair doubles title. And he did it with British tennis star / two-time silver medallist Andy Lapthorne.
Together, they defeated Koji Sugeno and David Wagner in straight sets 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) in about an hour and 26 minutes.
If you missed out on the big moment, Wimbledon’s got your back.
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
Wimbledon introduced the wheelchair event to the tournament back in 2016.
The boys said the huge win “means the world” and on Instagram just moments ago, Alcott celebrated the achievement with a glorious piccie.
“Cheeky little Wimbledon Doubles Champions with my guy @andylapthorne!!”
Love a cheeky win.
Not to bloody mention, Alcott has also booked himself a spot in Wimbledon’s first-ever wheelchair quad singles final after defeating Sugeno yesterday, 6-3, 6-4. Rather awkwardly, Alcott will face none other than Lapthorne in the final which takes place on Saturday (UK time).
After collecting wins at both the Roland Garros (French Open) and Australian Open earlier this year, Alcott is going after the elusive “Grand Slam” – the ginormous accomplishment of winning all four major titles (Australian, French, Wimbledon, US Open) in one calendar season. If successful, he’ll join the likes of the almighty Rod Laver who achieved the feat in both 1962 and 1969. There’s a reason the suits named an arena after him.
Tennis aside, Alcott recently scooped up the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Popular New Talent at the 61st TV Week Logie Awards last month. The man is honestly too talented.