A historic rival of Gustavo Fernández retires from adapted tennis


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A historic rival of Gustavo Fernández retires from adapted tennis

One of the great rivals of Gustavo Fernández will say goodbye at the next Australian Open. Taking advantage of the locality, Dylan Alcott, one of the great figures of Paralympic world sport, it will put an end to his enormous sports career.

Winner of 23 Grand Slam titles, 15 of them individually and 8 in doubles, He has managed to win the big four the same season in both modalities: in 2019 in doubles and 2021 in singles, to which we must add two Olympic golds as a soloist and one in doubles.

A tumor in the spinal cord left him in a wheelchair forever, but it was never an impediment for him to become a true legend of the sport.

With barely 30 years old, Alcott knows that Melbourne will be a special finishing touch. He will receive the deserved tributes and will try to culminate his career with a new title against his compatriots.


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