Victorian Institute of Sport

Australian Open Quad Wheelchair Preview

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

The 13th Quad Wheelchair event at the Australian Open will round out a highly-entertaining summer of tennis. VIS athlete Dylan Alcott will be looking to win his sixth consecutive Australian Open singles title, but will be made to earn it, coming up against his fierce fellow VIS rival Heath Davidson. The pair will then come together in the doubles, to try and defend their 2019 crown.

Key Dates

At this stage, the round robin matches are scheduled to commence today January 29, from 11am. For all schedule updates click here.

Dylan Alcott

Logie winner Dylan Alcott was absolutely superb in 2019, winning three grand slams, including the Australian Open.

The 29-year-old is ranked the world’s No. 1 men’s wheelchair quads tennis player, and is definitely the favourite leading into the 2020 tournament.

Alcott was nominated for the Don Award in 2019 for achieving greatness in sport, and was recognised with the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2009.

Heath Davidson

While Dylan Alcott might be the hot favourite for this year’s Australian Open quad singles title, it’s the steep rise of his compatriot Heath Davidson that has wheelchair tennis fans watching closely.

Davidson gave Wagner a fright at last year’s Aus Open, just missing the final after starting brilliantly but ultimately going down 6-7, 7-5, 6-3.

Other Details

Singles

Defending Champion: Dylan Alcott

Draw: 4 Competitors, 1 wildcard

Format: Best of 3 sets

Doubles

Defending Champions: Dylan Alcott and Heath Davidson

Draw: 2 pairs

Format: Best of 3 sets

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