Alcott on track for the ITF title

Wheelchair tennis comeback star Dylan Alcott is the only Australian in contention for a singles title at the APIA Wheelchair Tennis International Sydney, with Australia’s remaining men’s players bowing out in the second round.

Alcott, who plays in the quads classification, is currently atop the table of the round robin competition, having won both his matches against Great Britain’s Jamie Burdekin and Japan’s Takahiro Koga.

In his first major ITF series match since returning to wheelchair tennis after a successful Paralympic career in wheelchair basketball, Alcott has dropped just three games and will play again today to cement himself as tournament winner.