Dylan Alcott won his first singles Masters title as the 2018 NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters concluded on 2 December in Orlando, USA.
Australia’s Paralympic champion defeated world No. 3 Andy Lapthorne of Great Britain, 3-6, 7-5, 6-4, in the quad final to return to world No. 1 after the USA’s 2017 world champion David Wagner failed to reach the semi-finals.
“It’s cool, man, it’s great,” said Alcott. “I’ve not been No. 1 for a while. I didn’t play enough last year, so it’s good to be No. 1 again. I knew I’d have my chances today, it was about whether I took them or not – and I almost didn’t.”
“Everyone’s played really well this week and the quad division’s really strong. It’s been really windy a lot of the week, so if you can play decent in this wind, good on you, and I played pretty decent today,” he said.
By IPC Media