VIS’ Dylan Alcott’s 23-match winning streak came to an end on the weekend, with a 6-1, 6-0 loss to Brit, Andy Lapthorne in the US Open Final.
The loss ended the Victorian Institute of Sport wheelchair tennis player’s quest for a historic calendar-year Grand Slam, having earlier won the Australian, French and Wimbledon titles.
“Not my day today. Outplayed and am absolutely gutted. Apologies to everyone. I let everyone down with that performance but will be back.” Alcott said.
Alcott’s loss marks the Australian’s first defeat in either singles or doubles this season, and ends a winning streak in singles dating back to September 2018. He was also the defending champion in New York.