Dylan Alcott won his first wheelchair tennis Singles Masters as the year-end competition 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 USA’s 2017 world champion David Wagner failed to reach the semi-finals.

“It’s cool, man, it’s great. 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,” said Alcott.

”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.”

By IPC Media

Posted: 4/12/2018

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