Dylan Alcott to defend his Wimbledon title
Dylan Alcott has advanced to the final round of the quad wheelchair singles at the All England Club after defeating long-time rival David Wagner 6-2, 6-2.
Alcott has qualified for his 16th grand slam final and will have the chance to defend his Wimbledon singles title against Dutchman Sam Schroder.
If he wins, Alcott will still have a chance of winning the ‘Golden Slam’ - where a player wins all four Grand Slam titles and an Olympic gold medal in the same calendar year - after winning both the Australian Open and Roland Garros titles earlier this year.
“Everyone loves talking about the Golden Slam more than I do,” Alcott told ITFTennis.com.
— Dylan Alcott (@DylanAlcott) July 8, 2021
“I didn’t know what it was until everyone started saying it to me the other day.
“I had an opportunity to win the Grand Slam in 2019 and I thought about it and talked about it but choked it up hard.
“If I win the Golden Slam, how good? If I don’t, the sun still comes up. I have a great family and I’m still out here at Wimbledon breathing in the grass and looking at everyone smashing Pimm’s. I’m a happy guy.”
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