Dylan Alcott on track for calendar year grand slam

  • Alcott defeated Wagner 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
  • Wins at Wimbledon and the US Open will see him equal Rod Laver’s feat

An emotional Dylan Alcott reached out to his fans via Twitter to thank them for their support as he became the first Quad Wheelchair Champion at the French Open.

That feeling when you win your first ever FRENCH OPEN BABY!!! An honour to be the first ever Roland Garros Quad Wheelchair Champion ... As always thank you to everyone for the love xxxxx #rolandgarros pic.twitter.com/RwUnVtLYHM

— Dylan Alcott (@DylanAlcott) June 8, 2019

Alcott didn’t have it all his own way during the match, battling it out to three sets with David Wagner and eventually claiming victory 6-2, 4-6, 6-2. With the conditions at Roland Garros less than perfect, Alcott fought hard to keep the pressure on Wagner and held his nerve in the last set.

A win in the first ever quad wheelchair event at Wimbledon in July will put Alcott on track to match Rod Laver in winning the calendar year grand slam.

With Ashleigh Barty’s win hours later it was a victorious day for the Australians who the previous day celebrated together after qualifying for their first French Open singles finals.

Couple of happy Aussies who are both into their first @rolandgarros singles finals!!! Yewww @ashbar96 #rolandgarros pic.twitter.com/Re4Xjvoegq

— Dylan Alcott (@DylanAlcott) June 7, 2019

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