'Bloody happy': Dylan Alcott wins Paralympic gold in quest for Golden Slam

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Dylan Alcott (pictured left) celebrating after winning the Paralympic wheelchair tennis gold medal and (pictured right) crying during the medal ceremony.
Dylan Alcott (pictured left) won the Paralympic wheelchair tennis gold medal in Tokyo. (Images: Channel 7/Getty Images)

Dylan Alcott has all but cemented his place as the greatest wheelchair player of all-time after winning the Paralympics quad singles final against Dutchman Sam Schroder.

Alcott defeated Schroder 7-6 (7-2), 6-1 on Saturday to successfully defend his Paralympic wheelchair title from Rio and also kept alive his dream of a "golden slam".

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The 30-year-old will depart Tokyo for the US Open, where he will try to make it a perfect five from five after also winning the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon crowns in 2021.

The singles win was sweet revenge for Alcott after he and Heath Davidson surrendered their Paralympic doubles crown to Schroder and Niels Vink.

Following his golden moment, Alcott announced it would be his fourth and last Paralympics.

Fans rightfully went wild for Alcott's gold medal, which crowns a monumental 2021 for the Australian.

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Following the match, an emotional Alcott thanked Australia for their support during his campaign.

"It makes us feel worthy, it makes us feel loved," he told Channel 7.

"I am gonna come home and drink 10,000 beers with everyone!"

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Alcott started with a bang, breaking No.2-ranked Schroder to love to lead 2-0, but then only won one of the next six games.

Channelling Lleyton Hewitt's trademark 'C'mon', Alcott willed himself to a first-set win after trailing 3-5.

Alcott was able to break back and then consolidate before he steamed through the tiebreak to clinch the set.

With all the momentum, the second set was a mostly one-sided affair with Alcott sweeping through in 40 minutes. 

with AAP

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