Alcott named World Champion
Monday, 30 May 2016
VIS athlete Dylan Alcott and team mate Heath Davidson have been crowned world champions after defeating Team GB in the final of the Quad event at the BNP Paribas World Team Cup. The Australian duo claimed gold in their first appearance.
At the Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo, rookie Heath Davidson opened the tie for the Aussies against the experienced Jamie Burdekin. In a tight match, Burdekin took out the rubber 6-3 6-4 to hand the advantage to the Brits.
World no.1 Dylan Alcott was next up, facing Andy Lapthorne in a crucial match. Alcott started strongly, sweeping Lapthorne aside in the first set 6-2 and taking the second set 6-4 to force the third rubber.
Like the matches that preceded it, the deciding match was a tough, tight affair. But the Aussies dug in when it mattered, securing the win – and the title – 6-3 6-4.