Dylan Alcott Does It Again, Wins Sixth Straight Australian Open Title
Australian tennis star Dylan Alcott has won his sixth straight Australian Open title.
Alcott beat the U.K.'s Andrew Lapthorne in the men's quad wheelchair finals in straight sets, 6-0 6-4.
The Aussie favourite raced through the first set, not losing a single game in front of a boisterous Rod Laver Arena.
Lapthorne fought back in the second, but the Australian secured the break at the back end of the set to allow him to serve for the championship.
This is Alcott's sixth consecutive Australian Open title, and it also leaves him on a record ten Grand Slam titles.
He has also won the U.S. Open (2015, 2018), Wimbledon (2019) and the French Open (2019).
Saturday's win is partly revenge over his British rival, after Lapthorne denied Alcott a calendar Grand Slam at the U.S. Open in 2019.
Alcott also announced during his post-match speech he would be donating $40,000 to people with disabilities that have been affected by the bushfires.
"I was donating $100 per ace at the Australian Open and then all my team actually came on board," he said.
"So, we actually donated $800 per ace and coming in to today I served 41 aces.
"I think I served one today. But let's say I served nine."
Alcott also praised the Australian Open as the most "inclusive" of the four Grand Slams.
"Look around the top row every single person on the top row pretty much has a disability and the disability seat," he said.
"Look, they're full.
"Keep doing what you are doing and I promise you as we continue to grow, society will support you and help you do whatever you want to do."