Aussie Dylan Alcott Just Made Wimbledon History
Australian world No.1 Dylan Alcott has won the inaugural quad wheelchair singles final at Wimbledon.
Alcott has thrashed Britain's Andy Lapthorne, the third seed, with whom he had won the doubles event 24 hours earlier.
Alcott, a 12-time grand-slam champion, has won 6-0 6-2.
Women's world No.1 and French Open winner Ashleigh Barty has led the tributes to her compatriot.
The Australian tweeted: "Onya Dyl!! Never change - you're a bloody legend."
Alcott said after that match that he had been hoping to "smoke" his partner and he did just that, dropping just two games on Court 12.
Two-time Paralympic silver medallist Lapthorne was staring at a dreaded double-bagel at 6-0 5-0, but he managed to get two games on the board before Alcott wrapped up victory.
An emotional Lapthorne said on court: "I'm trying not to do an Andy Murray! Hopefully, I can come back next year and put on a better show.
"Congratulations to Dylan. Thanks for yesterday - he was far too good today. If he's on it like that and I'm not, that's what happens."
Alcott, who also does broadcast work in Australia, said: "As you can see, I love talking on the court as well.
"Big thanks to Andy. You're an absolute legend, I loved winning the doubles with you yesterday and you're a great bloke.
"To come out at Wimbledon and get to play on the grass, for a kid who grew up in a wheelchair, it was a dream come true for me.
"And to all my friends who have come to watch, let's get absolutely sauced tonight."
Quad wheelchair tennis made its competitive debut at Wimbledon having appeared last year as an exhibition event.
Alcott pockets STG34,000 ($A60,881) with Lapthorne taking home STG17,000 ($A30,441) as runner-up.
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