|DYLAN ALCOTT’S GRAND SLAM TITLES|
|Singles||2019, 2020, 2021|
In this regard, who won the wheelchair final?
Top seed Alcott of Australia beat Dutchman Niels Vink 7-5 6-2 in the quad singles wheelchair final to become the first man to win all four Grand Slams and Paralympic gold in the same year.
People also ask, who won Wimbledon 2019?
Why is Gordon Reid in a wheelchair?
Gordon started playing wheelchair tennis in 2005 after contracting transverse myelitis shortly before his 13th birthday and in 2006 he reached the shortlist for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year after winning both the junior singles and the men’s second draw singles at the British Open.
He was born with a tumour wrapped around his spinal cord which was operated on during the first few weeks of his life. The tumour was successfully cut out; however, it left Alcott a paraplegic, requiring him to use a wheelchair.
There are two sport classes in wheelchair tennis. The ‘Open’ Class is for athletes with permanent impairment of one or both legs, but with normal arm function. The ‘Quad’ Class is for athletes with additional restrictions in the playing arm, which limits the ability to handle the racquet and manoeuvre the wheelchair.
US Open 2021: Dylan Alcott wins golden grand slam over Niels Vink.