Historical and unrepeatable day in adapted tennis: the dutch Diede ge groot (1st) and the australian Dylan alcott (1st) they beat their respective rivals this Sunday, they became champions of the US Open and became the first to achieve the Golden Slam.
The native of Woerden, Utrecht, who was born 24 years ago with a uneven leg length and leads the world rankings since 2017, she beat the Japanese Yuji Kamiji (2nd) 6-3 and 6-2 and lifted the North American Major for the fourth consecutive edition. On the way he had eliminated the Colombian Angelica Bernal and her compatriot Aniek Van Koot.
It should be remembered that De Groot raised his twelfth Major in singles, thanks to his three celebrations in Melbourne (2017, 2018 and 2021), two in Paris (2019 and 2021), three in London (2017, 2018 and 2021) and four in New York (2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021). In addition, he hung three Olympic medals (two in Rio 2016 and one in Tokyo 2020), celebrated in two Masters (2017 and 2018) and won all the big tournaments in the doubles modality.
For his part, Alcott, born in Melbourne 30 years ago with a spinal cord tumor, diagnosis that meant an operation, which left him paraplegic and in a wheelchair, who began his sports career in basketball, a discipline in which he was awarded the gold medal in Beijing 2008 and the silver medal in London 2012, won 7 -5 and 6-2 against young Dutchman Niel Vink and shouted champion at Flushing Meadows for the third time in his career.
The motivational speaker and radio host took his Fifteenth Grand Slam Trophy: seven at Australian Open (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021), three at Roland Garros (2019, 2020 and 2021), two at Wimbledon (2019 and 2021) and three at US Open (2015, 2018 and 2021).