A brilliant performance in the final of the Bendigo Wheelchair Tennis Open confirmed Dylan Alcott’s on track to defend his Australian Open crown.
The winner of the past four Australian Open titles and six grand slam crowns in all, Alcott cruised to a 6-2, 6-1 win over American David Wagner in Sunday’s quads final at the Bendigo Tennis Complex.
Alcott didn’t drop a set on his way to claiming the inaugural title.
Women’s top seed Yui Kamiji had a much tougher run to claim the singles crown.
Kamiji was taken to three sets by China’s Hui Min Huang in the semi-finals and then Sunday’s final against the Netherlands’ Aniek Van Koot was decided by a third set tie-break.
Kamiji held on to win 6-4, 5-7, 7-6.
Frenchman Stephane Houdet won the men’s singles in a three-set thriller over Argentina’s Gustavo Fernandez.
Houdet, the fourth seed, won 7-6, 4-6, 6-2.
Fernandez did claim one title for the weekend. He combined with Great Briatain’s Gordon Reid to win the men’s doubles final over Houdet and Nicolas Peifer 6-3, 6-3.
Yui Kamiji and Marjolein Buis won the women’s doubles.
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