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No one cares I’m in a wheelchair anymore: Dylan Alcott aims for calendar Slam after Wimbledon win


Alcott, 28 defeated his doubles partner Andy Lapthorne in the final of the Wimbledon quad wheelchair singles final 6-0, 6-2.

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“In Australia, people used to stare at me because I was in a wheelchair. Now they stare at you because you’re Dylan Alcott and know who you are.”

That was the proud assertion on Saturday of Dylan Alcott, who is three-quarters of the way to a calendar Grand Slam, 50 years after fellow Australian Rod Laver completed the sweep.

“That’s like the coolest thing because they could not care that I’m in a wheelchair ...


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