Dylan Alcott won gold and silver medals for Australia in wheelchair basketball before returning to his first sport of wheelchair tennis. Dylan Alcott was born on December 4, 1990, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, with the name Dylan Martin Alcott. [3][16] They defeated the reigning champions David Wagner and Nick Taylor in the gold medal match 46, 64, 75. Stay tuned. "I also stand on the shoulders of giants, not literally, um, still can't stand. Dylan became the first male tennis player ever to win a Golden Slam. "When he made the transition to wheelchair basketball, that was the best thing that ever happened to him," Crump says. It's like the 30th priority of my life. When he took birth a tumour was wrapped around his spinal cord which was then operated on when he was only a few weeks of his life. He wrote the biography Able (2018) with Grantlee Kieza. [4] Alcott made his debut for the Australia men's national wheelchair basketball team, the Rollers, at the 2006 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship, where the team won the bronze medal. In wheelchair tennis, he was ranked fourth in the world under-18s. He won a Medal of the Order of Australia for his role in the gold-medal-winning Rollers team at the 2008 Summer Paralympics. His move home paid off in 2012 when he was selected in the Rollers team for the London Paralympics. Dylan Alcott (@DylanAlcott) January 25, 2022 To reach such a stage Alcott has challenged for non-disability to alter their "unconscious biases" and "negative perceptions", and "lift your. He has an older brother named Zack. After the surgery, his tumour was successfully cut out but it left Alcott paraplegic, which made him use a wheelchair. Give me a couple of days and then we can doit. But with a sixth consecutive Australian Open title now under his belt, the 2016 Australian Paralympian of the Years career both on and off the court has skyrocketed. Not long after, and using his platform as a presenter on youth-oriented music radio station Triple J, he created Ability Fest - a music festival accessible to people with a wide range of disabilities. Australian wheelchair basketball player, wheelchair tennis player, and motivational player who gained fame when he helped the Australian national wheelchair basketball team won a gold medal at the 2008 Summer Paralympics. Dylan Alcott returned to wheelchair tennis in 2014 and, at the age of 16, was rated among the top five juniors in the world. I thought 'oh,I'm underprepared'. Essentially, her compassion and their deep love link have kept them together for so long. [20], Alcott's return to wheelchair tennis after playing basketball resulted from an injury sustained in the lead-up to the 2012 Summer Paralympics. [13] Early in the year, he won the New Zealand Open in just his second tournament appearance. And he already plans to be a big advocate for disables Australians, using his platforms to push vital funding for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) among other things. Dylan Alcott is among that small group, joined only by American Randy Snow and Dutchwoman Maaike Smit. And, whenever I did, it was a road safety ad where someone drink drives, has a car accident and what's the next scene? submit enquiry @dylanalcott 246,000 Followers Biography The reason I get out of bed every day is to change perceptions, he once told former ABC News Breakfast presenter Fran Kelly. In 2016 he cofounded Get Skilled Access, an organization that promotes inclusion for people with disabilities. As Dylan Alcott spoke to the world's media in his final Australian Open post-match press conference in the main interview room at Melbourne Park, it was not that his competitive wheelchair tennis career had come to an end that brought tears to his eyes. ABN 70 592 297 967|The National Museum of Australia is an Australian Government Agency, National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Australia's Defining Moments Digital Classroom. He joined fellow professional wheelchair tennis player Diede de Groot in achieving the feat in 2021. Dylan Alcott is among that small group, joined only by American Randy Snow and Dutchwoman Maaike Smit. "I'd never had a goal before. Alcott also won Paralympic gold in Tokyo in 2021, making him the first man to achieve the Golden Slam in quad singles, winning all four majors and the Olympics. [3] The day after winning gold in the Men's Doubles, he defeated Andy Lapthorne 63, 64 to win the gold medal in the Men's Quad Singles. In 2014, he returned to wheelchair tennis with the aim of participating at the 2016 Rio Paralympics, at which he won gold medals in the Men's Quad Singles and Doubles. Alcott's first sport of choice was wheelchair tennis, where he represented Australia on numerous occasions, reaching a ranking of 100 in the world by age 16 (4th in the world for under-18s). Now he's Australian of the Year, 'Tame is a weapon': Dylan Alcott says Grace Tame leaves big shoes to fill as Australian of the Year, Alcott the 'luckiest guy in the world' as he prepares to finish tennis career on a high, 'I don't buy that one bit': Next AFL CEO denies claims of a boys' club after promotion from general counsel. Thanks for making the dreams of a young fat disabled kid with a really bad haircut come true because I cant believe I just did it! he told the crowd after his win. For every one idiot to give you a hard time, there are 10,000 others worth your time. Then a tweet from a young woman called Hannah who is in a wheelchair who said, 'I just can't believe I'm seeing two people like me in prime time doing what they love'. People [with disability] can live normal lives. Dylan Alcott AO is a Paralympic tennis and basketball player who was awarded a Scholarship within the 2011 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program, and was paired with Andrew Gaze AM as his Mentor. I hated it so much, Ihated being different and I didn't want to be here anymore. When Dylan was a baby, surgeons had to remove a tumor wrapped around his spinal cord, and he became paralyzed. Australian basketball and tennis player Dylan Alcott successfully competed in several Paralympic Games in the early 21st century. "Even though I'm not on court, my purpose doesn't change, because it's not winning tennis tournaments, it's changing perceptions for people with disabilities to live the lives they want to live. [6], Alcott was part of the gold medal-winning Rollers team at the 2008 Summer Paralympics,[7][8] for which he received a Medal of the Order of Australia. There is a lot of affection between the two of them. I really didn't. He retired from tennis in January 2022, after he competed in that years Australian Open. But this is Dylan Alcott we are talking about. Alcott graduated Brighton Grammar school in 2008.[5]. I was born with a tumour wrapped around my spinal cord that was cut out when I was only a couple of days old. "I remember when I won the US Open I skolled a beer out of my trophy and you put it up on Twitter, saying, 'if I got to pass the mantle over to this guy I'd be honoured, but the only thing is we have to skolthe beer together.' Alongside Paralympic gold and silver medals in tennis and basketball, he was awarded a medal of the Order of Australia in 2009 when he was just 18. I've got to celebrate this for what it is, which is one of the biggest achievements of my career. "And lastly, we have to have greater representation of people with a disability absolutely everywhere. Alcott also won a gold medal in the quad doubles. "My purpose is changing perceptions so people with disability, people like me can get out there and live the lives that they deserve to live. Alcott returned to his first sport, wheelchair tennis, in 2014 and quickly established himself as a player to beat. A multi-talented athlete, disability advocate, storyteller and media personality, hes got 29 grand slam titles under his belt (and is taking a shot at a 30th this week). The same safe and trusted content for explorers of all ages. "My advice is to you, non-disabled people. The following day, he won a second gold medal, beating current world No. 2 Sam Schroder 7-6(2) 6-1 to successfully defend his Rio 2016 title. "I really hope I make you proud out there. Meanwhile, in 2006 Alcott became a member of the Rollers, the Australian mens national wheelchair basketball team. "One of the things I . Dylan has an athletic body type. Alcott quickly began winning on the tennis court, and by the end of 2015 he was ranked number one in the world. Alcott was the youngest competitor in the wheelchair basketball tournament during the 2008 Beijing Paralympics. It's such a huge honour. Is a seven-time Australian Open quad wheelchair singles champion Completed a Grand Slam in quad wheelchair doubles in 2019, winning all four major titles for the season Became first male player to complete a Golden Slam in 2021, sweeping the Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open and Paralympic Games quad wheelchair singles titles It's a good-looking ramp. "[I'm] definitely [more proud of] the off-court stuff," he told the press following his quads singles semifinal win over long-time rival and friend Andy Lapthorne. "I've been in a wheelchair my whole life. He retired from tennis in January 2022, after he competed in that year's Australian Open. This event made him achieve and establish his name in the sport. In total Alcott won 15 Grand Slam singles events and 8 Grand Slam doubles titles. It was the first time that the team earned the gold medal. You know what to do, and you've had people telling you what do your whole life. Despite the fact that Dylan is physically disadvantaged, Otten is very supportive of him. Im proud Ive won the Golden Slam in wheelchair tennis. He defeated the then world number three, Andy Lapthorne, that July for his first ITF Wheelchair Tennis Tour Super Series title. "We've got to fund the NDIS, first and foremost, and listen to people with lived experience and ask them what they need so they can get out and start living the lives they want to live and remind ourselves that it is an investment in people with disabilities, so they can get off pensions and start paying taxes, just like their carers and their family members as well. To achieve it, in a single year he had to win the quad wheelchair singles title at every Grand Slam event, as well as the gold medal at the Paralympic Games. His love of music and passionate advocacy for disability led to the creation in 2018 of AbilityFest, which aims to use music as an inclusive platform to normalise disability. "As we start opening up from this pandemic, which is awesome, we've got to think about and prioritise people with disability. Being a good tennis player is not the priority of my life. "And whenever I did, it was a road safety ad where someone drink drives, has a car accident and what's the next scene? "Firstly, I want to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land as well and pay my respects to [elders] past, present and emerging, to the Prime Minister, thank you so much. As a child Alcott often felt marginalized or overlooked because of his disability. They deserve opportunities in education, employment, in their personal lives, in eating, travelling, dating., Email:sign up for ourdaily morning and afternoon email newsletters, App:download our free appand never miss the biggest stories, Social:follow us on YouTube,TikTok,Instagram,FacebookorTwitter, Podcast:listen to our daily episodes onApple Podcasts,Spotifyor search "Full Story" in your favourite app. In addition to quad singles, Alcott played quad doubles. Alcott's disability is paraplegia; he was left paraplegic after surgery as an infant to remove a tumour on his spinal cord. Dylan Alcott's inspirational journey to tennis stardom - Australian Open | Wide World of Sports Wide World of Sports 100K subscribers Subscribe Share 7.6K views 3 years ago #WideWorldofSports. He has gone on to dominate the quad tennis scene, winning 15 Grand Slam tournaments (nine singles, six doubles) as well as double Paralympic gold in Rio. "I thought I was no chance and then I got here and I saw this really good-looking rampand I thought, 'Imight have a chance here'. At the age of 17, he became the youngest Rollers gold medal winner, at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics, and was the youngest to compete in the wheelchair basketball competition. Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Dylan Alcott Foundation, 2004: Wheelchair Sports Victoria Junior Athlete of the Year, 2005: Wheelchair Sports Victoria Junior Athlete of the Year, 2006: Wheelchair Sports Victoria Junior Athlete of the Year, 2007: Paralympic World Cup, Manchester Wheelchair Basketball, silver, 2007: Most Valuable Player at Junior National Championships Wheelchair Basketball, 2008: Wheelchair Sports Victoria Junior Athlete of the Year, 2008: Beijing Paralympic Games Wheelchair Basketball, gold, 2008: Awarded Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM), 2009: Paralympic Basketball World Cup, Manchester gold, 2010: IWBF World Championships, Birmingham gold, 2010: Paralympic Basketball World Cup, Manchester bronze, 2015: Australian Open Quad Singles, Champion, 2015: US Open Wheelchair Tennis, Champion, 2016: Australian Open Quad Singles, Two-Time Champion, 2017: Australian Open Quad Singles, Three-Time Champion, 2018: Australian Open Quad Singles, Four-Time Champion (only male player to date, in the Open era across all formats of the tournament to claim four-straight singles wins), 2018: Australian Open Wheelchair Tennis, Doubles Champion (partner Heath Davidson), 2018: US Open Wheelchair Tennis, Two-Time Champion, 2019: Australian Open Quad Singles, Five-Time Champion, 2019: Australian Open Wheelchair Tennis, Two-Time Doubles Champion (partner Heath Davidson), 2019: French Open Quad Singles, Champion, 2020: Australian Open Quad Singles, Six-Time Champion, 2020: Australian Open Wheelchair Tennis, Three-Time Doubles Champion (partner Heath Davidson), 2020: French Open Quad Singles, Two-Time Champion, 2021: Australian Open Quad Singles, Seven-Time Champion, 2021: Australian Open Wheelchair Tennis, Four-Time Doubles Champion (partner Heath Davidson), 2021: Wimbledon Quad Singles, Two-Time Champion, 2021: French Open Quad Singles, Three-Time Champion, 2020 (2021): Tokyo Olympic Games Quad Singles, gold, 2020 (2021): Tokyo Olympic Games Quad Doubles, silver (partner Heath Davidson), 2021: Secured the first ever Golden Slam by an Australian when he won the Quad Singles at the US Open, 2022: Made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO). It just so happens I became a role model. And after a career year in 2021, in which he won the coveted Golden Slam (every Grand Slam and the Paralympic gold medal), Alcott has decided it's right to call time on professional sport so he can continue to build on the platform which has resulted in some incredible strides forward for people with a disability. Dylan Alcott has won the Australian Open men's quad wheelchair singles title six times. Alcott was born in Melbourne in 1990 with a tumour wrapped around his spinal cord. In 2022, Alcott was named Australian of the Year and was made an Officer of the Order of Australia. In a moving speech after which he popped a bottle of champagne and, of course, necked it he explained how proud he was of the work hed done on the court, and what he hoped to do off it. I hated my disability, I didnt even want to be here any more and then I found tennis and it changed and saved my life, he said in New York last year. I just cant believe I just won the golden slam!, Iconic @DylanAlcott pic.twitter.com/FMge1Gactt, Later, he said: There was no chance I wasnt going to scull that beer.. Alcott was a member of the Australia men's national wheelchair basketball team, known colloquially as the Australian "Rollers". While Alcott was competing in the major professional tournaments, he also participated in the 2016 Summer Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Perhaps with an eighth title win? Meanwhile, he helped the Rollers win the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation World Championships held in Birmingham, England. After winning gold in the Mens Doubles, he also won gold in the Mens Quad Singles, defeating Andy Lapthorne 6-3, 6-4. [27] Alcott has also released the book in audiobook form, reading the book himself. Sydney FC's fourth A-League Women championship fulfils their own living legacy, A short history of the lowest-scoring matches in rugby league history, AFL Round-Up: Unprecedented Pies a joy to behold, Horne-Francis unleashes Port's intensity, Hannah Green comes up clutch to win LPGA's LA Championship in playoff, 'They will forever know their dad was a hero': 1,000 mourners farewell slain NSW paramedic, There are 11 First Nations MPs and senators. "I'm not downgrading what tennis has done for me. Alcott made his name in basketball through his performances in the national league competition, competing for the Dandenong Rangers (no affiliation with the female team of the same name) and being selected in the all-star team for 2008. We are consumers, just like you. His father, Martin Alcott, and mother, Resie Alcott, are his parents. Dylan Alcott, best known for being a Triathlete, was born in Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday, December 4, 1990. Caring about people with disabilities is not to get that warm, fuzzy feeling it just makes business sense. Dylan Alcott will now retire from sports after the Australian Open 2022. [22] In his spare time, Alcott attends music festivals, and he has become known for his "wheelchair crowdsurfing". We hope you and your family enjoy the NEW Britannica Kids. Dylan Alcott has a fantastic personality, and hes of average height and attractiveness. And on Tuesday he was awarded the title of Australian of the Year yet another huge accolade for the now 31-year-old. Meanwhile, his worldwide success has contributed significantly to his net worth. The team played well throughout the Games and took home the silver medal, losing the final to Canada. Not just in sport, but in media, education, employment, dating every aspect of life. In the same way, he follows the Christian faith. Honours & Achievements. Tokyo 2020 (2021) was Dylans fourth Paralympic Games, and he secured his third Paralympic gold medal with victory in the Mens Quad Singles and won silver in the Quad Doubles alongside Heath Davidson. "People with disability have always been viewed as second-class citizens compared to non-disabled people," he said earlier in the week. In addition, he also won a separate non-calendar-year Grand Slam in quad singles between 2018 and 2019. Dylan was born in Melbourne, Australia with a tumour wrapped around his spinal cord, which required surgery during the first few weeks of his life. [5] The tumour was successfully cut out; however, it left Alcott a paraplegic, requiring him to use a wheelchair. I am so lucky, he said. Dylan Alcott AO is a Paralympic tennis and basketball player who was awarded a Scholarship within the 2011 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program, and was paired with Andrew Gaze AM as his Mentor. "They should have been Australian of the Year as well. Not just yet. "We've got to get them the vaccines and the tests and whatever else they need so they can get out there andstart living their life. From a young boy who felt compelled to do something more meaninful with his life after being bullied for being in a wheelchair, to a Grand Slam champion, and now transitioning into the next stage of his life as a public leader, it's undeniable that Alcott has used his tennis success to build a platform to shine a light on and lift up people with a disability - and he has created a legacy that is so much more than just filling seats in a stadium at a tennis match. 2004: Wheelchair Sports Victoria Junior Athlete of the Year; 2005: Wheelchair Sports Victoria . I got off the court at 1:00pmtoday. "But I know for the 4.5 millionpeople in this country,one in five people that have a physical or non-physical disability, they don't feel the same way that I do and it's not their fault. In 2021 he became the first male athlete to earn the Golden Grand Slam in singles tennis. Paralympian and tennis player Dylan Alcottis named 2022 Australian of the Year. Choose a language from the menu above to view a computer-translated version of this page. [19], Alcott has hosted Invictus Games Today, alongside Chris Bath and Anthony "Lehmo" Lehmann, and ABC's live music show The Set with Linda Marigliano. Zack, his elder brother, is his only sibling. We don't deserve that," he said. The Australian government and sports organizations honored Alcott over the course of his career. He is also the first quad tennis player to complete the career grand slam, having won all four majors in both singles and doubles. This is his racquet. In 2009, Alcott accepted a scholarship at the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, where he went on to win the College Championship division with the University of Illinois wheelchair basketball team. In 2014 Alcott began to concentrate fully on playing tennis. The prime minister, Scott Morrison, made the announcement at an event. "And my advice is this:you don't need my advice. His other major tournament wins were the French Open in 2019, 2020, and 2021 and Wimbledon in 2019 and 2021. [1] A portrait by Felix von Dallwitz titled Dylan Alcott, AOTY was a finalist in the 2022 Archibald Prize.[2]. Alcott dug deep to claim the opening set and steadily wore down Vink, winning 7-5, 6-2 to secure major title No.15. Britannica does not review the converted text. This service may include material from Agence France-Presse (AFP), APTN, Reuters, AAP, CNN and the BBC World Service which is copyright and cannot be reproduced. Beyond the tennis court, Dylan is a dynamic advocate who aims to change the way Australians see disability. In the quad doubles, he played alongside Heath Davidson to claim the silver medal when the Australian pair lost to Sam Schroder and Niels Vink of the Netherlands 6-4,6-3. Being a good advocate and changing perceptions for people like me so they can live lives they deserve to live and get the opportunities I have had. This website contains names, images and voices of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. In addition, in 2021, he became the third and only male professional tennis player to win the calendar year Golden Slam. Lawson Crescent Acton Peninsula, CanberraDaily 9am5pm, closed Christmas Day Freecall: 1800 026 132, Museum Cafe9am4pm, weekdays9am4.30pm, weekends. Alcott attended Brighton Grammar School from year 6, and he competed for Victoria in swimming, and Australia for wheelchair tennis and wheelchair basketball. Dylan Alcott is an Australian wheelchair basketball player, wheelchair tennis player, radio host and motivational speaker. He is a highly sought-after motivational speaker and travels the country, and the world, inspiring organisations to be the best versions of themselves. To achieve it, in a single year he had to win the quad wheelchair singles title at every Grand Slam event, as well as the gold medal at the Paralympic Games. He founded the Dylan Alcott Foundation, a charity that supports young Australians with disabilities in sport and study, and is a co-founder of Get Skilled Access, which provides organisations with realistic advice on disability inclusion from people living with disability. [28], Alcott's partner is sex therapist Chantelle Otten.[29]. Heres a quick primer on some highlights. "It'snot to win tennis tournaments, it's to change perceptions so people with disability live the lives that they deserve to live. "Not the awards, none of that. At the 2012 Summer Paralympics, Alcott was part of the Australian men's wheelchair team that won silver. At the time he was the youngest competitor in Wheelchair Basketball and received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) after the tournament. "I'm just grateful that everyone got behind my ridiculous personality and stuff like that, because that's why we had change and I'm proud of it.". There are 4.5 million people in Australia with a physical or non-physical disability. At the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Dylan secured his place in the history books when he won the quad wheelchair singles to win his fourth Paralympic gold medal. In addition, his job as a wheelchair tennis player, wheelchair basketball player, radio presenter, and motivational speaker provides him with a significant amount of money. And he has a tennis achievement list that would make any current player not named Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams or Rafael Nadal envious. All rights reserved. (W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; (NMS) not a Masters tournament; (NTI) not a Tier I tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (WL) winloss record. Ive known this day was coming for a while. Although the tumor was removed, Alcott was left a paraplegic (with paralysis of the lower half of the body) and had to use a wheelchair. Dylan Alcott has been an inspirational sportsman and now, an inspirational Australian. We are coming. Alcott was named an All Star Five for the tournament. At the 2012 Summer Paralympics, he was a member of the Australian mens wheelchair team that won silver. He won a spot on the all-star team in 2008. The reason we do what we do. In 2016, Dylan became the first Para-athlete to be awarded Tennis Australias prestigious Newcombe Medal. Someone like me in tearsbecause their life was over. The other stuff means more, so I can actually enjoy when I play tennis.". [24], Alcott's advice to young people with a disability is: "The biggest thing is that for every one thing you cant do, there are 10,000 others you can. Despite his sporting success, Dylan is most proud of his achievements off the court. Being a good person is. The wheelchair tennis quad player made it four fabulous consecutive years winning the Australian Open singles trophy in 2018, when he emerged triumphant on home soil once more. Dylan Alcott's 2018 could not have been better. After translating an article, all tools except font up/font down will be disabled. Alcott is a wheelchair user, after an operation to remove a tumour on his spine when he was three weeks old left him a paraplegic. But we've got to get those opportunities. "I feel ridiculous sitting up here, to be honest. Alcott is the only man to complete the Golden Slam in quad singles, winning all four majors and the Paralympics in 2021. At the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, wheelchair basketball-turned-wheelchair tennis star Dylan Alcott realised his dream of winning a second Paralympic gold medal in a second sport when he and quad doubles partner Heath Davidson defeated reigning champions Nick Taylor and David Wagner (USA) 6-4, 4-6, 5-7 at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. We are coming. He won a gold medal with the Australian wheelchair basketball team, the Rollers, at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games and a silver medal in 2012. Few people win Paralympic Games medals in both basketball and tennis. He also has a good pay, which is in the thousands of dollars every year. In 2020, during the first wave of the pandemic he accused the US Open of disgusting discrimination over its decision to drop the wheelchair event. The 31-year-old athlete, Paralympian, philanthropist, media commentator and advocate was recognised for both his sport and disability awareness work . Dylan attended Brighton Grammar School from year six onwards, where he represented Victoria in swimming and Australia in wheelchair tennis and wheelchair basketball. Alcott followed that up with titles at the US Open and the Singles Masters to . Its been an incredible ride and I think the time has come to move onto other things that I do. Hes also the founder of Get Skilled Access, an organisation which states its purpose is to create a new generation of disability inclusion that is equitable for all.. [3], In 2018, Alcott won his first Wheelchair Tennis Masters title in the Quads singles event.[17]. As an adult he worked to help prevent others from feeling the same way. [13] In January 2015, he won the quad wheelchair Australian Open title by defeating David Wagner in straight sets. "I get sent stem cellresearch on all this stuff and you can honestly not pay me enough money in the whole world to ever do it, because I love the person that I am and the life I get to live and I'm the luckiest guy in this country,easily. In wheelchair tennis, he was ranked fourth in the world under-18s. When Dylan was a baby, surgeons had to remove a tumor wrapped around his spinal cord, and he became paralyzed. Shortly after his fourth and final Paralympic Games, Dylan secured another slice of history as he became the first Australian to win a Golden Slam all four Majors and Paralympic gold in the same year. msnbc ratings drop 2022,