Dylan Alcott became the first French Open quad singles champion after defeating American second seed David Wagner in the final.

Top seed Alcott came through 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 to add the Roland-Garros title to his fifth Australian Open crown from January, as he attempts a first ever calendar-year Grand Slam.

“Two down, two to go,” said Alcott.

“I’m serious about this Grand Slam thing. I’m going to go home and have a hit on the grass. I love Wimbledon – getting to play last year was so cool. I’ll have my full team with me, my partner Chantelle, and it’s going to be unbelievable.”

Alcott was also thrilled to see fellow Aussie Ash Barty win her first major title in the women’s singles final on Saturday (8 June).

“She’s such a legend and a friend of mine. She deserves it. And she’s a cross-sport person like I am – she went tennis-cricket-tennis, I was tennis-basketball-tennis. I’m super-proud of her. She’s getting the love she deserves back home, and I think I’m piggybacking off that.

“But I have done the double. I feel awesome. I’m just so glad we’re finally here, and to win means everything.”

By Tennis Australia
Posted: 11/6/2019
Photo with thanks to Getty Images

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