Disgusting discrimination.” He added: “And please do not tell me I am a ’greater risk’ because I am disabled. "The United States Tennis Association (USTA) was not immediately available for comment.The men's and women's singles draws at this year's event will feature the regular 128 players -- though without qualifying -- but the men's and women's doubles fields have been halved from 64 to 32.Mixed doubles, wheelchair tennis and the junior competition have all been canceled.Dylan Alcott hits a return during the men's wheelchair singles final at the Australian Open.

It is blatant discrimination for able bodied people to decide on my behalf what I do with my LIFE AND CAREER just because I am disabled. There are no added risks. "I spent some time with Rod Laver during the last Australian Open and heard all about his Grand Slam. I thought I did enough to qualify - 2x champion, number 1 in the world.

"I am disabled, yes, but that does not make me SICK. But unfortunately I missed the only thing that mattered, being able to walk. Grand Slam History Grand Slam History; Tickets Tickets; Alcott slams US Open over wheelchair omission. "Players weren't consulted. The Dylan Alcott Foundation is a charitable organisation with the core purpose of helping young Australians with disabilities gain self-esteem and respect through sport and study. I am disabled yes but that does not make me SICK. 54d Reuters. But unfortunately I missed the only thing that mattered, being able to walk.

Australian Paralympic tennis champion Dylan Alcott has slammed the omission of the wheelchair tournament from the US Open, calling it "disgusting discrimination. Disgusting discrimination.

Disgusting discrimination"Just got announced that the US Open will go ahead WITHOUT wheelchair tennis.. Players weren't consulted," Alcott wrote on "I thought I did enough to qualify -- 2x champion, number 1 in the world. There are no added risks. He has not lost a Grand Slam match since falling to Wagner in the round robin stage at the 2018 Australian Open. Alcott attended Brighton Grammar School from grade 6, and competed for Victoria in swimming, and Australia for wheelchair tennis and wheelchair basketball. I am fitter and healthier than nearly everybody reading this right now.

"The organisers have also eliminated the mixed doubles and juniors competitions while reducing the number of teams in men's and women's doubles events by half.Tournament director Stacey Allaster said organisers are providing $3.3 million each to the men's ATP Tour and the women's WTA in relief grants and subsidies. He also extended his Tour-level match-winning streak to 17.Alcott has now won all four events he has contested in 2019 - at the Bendigo Open, the Australian Open, the Japan Open and, now, the French Open.If Ash Barty needed any inspiration as she prepares for her maiden Grand Slam final, Alcott’s win was it.

He has an older brother Zack. I am fitter and healthier than nearly everybody reading this right now. Not good enough @usopen. — Dylan Alcott (@DylanAlcott) June 8, 2019 Alcott extended his Grand Slam match-winning streak to 12.

“And for sure there are far more important things going on in the world, but that choice should’ve been up TO ME. But unfortunately, I missed the only thing that mattered, being able to walk.

Andrew Cuomo announced that "extraordinary precautions" would be in place to ensure the tournament goes ahead safely.These precautions include "robust testing, additional cleaning, extra locker room space, and dedicated housing and transportation. He’ll try to complete not one, but two, calendar-year Grand Slams, in the Quad Wheelchair singles and doubles events.

On court in juniors, peaked at wheelchair tennis world No.4 in February 2008 in 2011, was a recipient for the Order of Australia Medal offered a wildcard entry… Mixed doubles, junior tournaments and wheelchair tennis are omitted with the organisers saying they needed to limit the numbers of people at the venue to mitigate risk due to the virus pandemic.“Just got announced that the US Open will go ahead WITHOUT wheelchair tennis.. Players weren’t consulted,” wrote Alcott.

He was born with a tumor wrapped around his spinal cord which was operated on during the first few weeks of his life. I am fitter and healthier than nearly everybody reading this right now. Not good enough, US Open. "We had to make the really difficult decision that that extra load of the number of bodies that is in the multiples was outside something we felt we could handle ultimately to mitigate the risk and the health and well-being for all," she told reporters on a video conference.Melbourne man Alcott has won 10 wheelchair Grand Slam singles titles and took the singles and doubles gold at the 2016 Paralympic Games at Rio. But unfortunately I missed the only thing that mattered, being able to walk.

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