Tennis Australia Press Release, December 14, 2021
Tickets go on sale today for the Australian Open Quad Wheelchair Final which will be played at Rod Laver Arena on Thursday 27 January.
From just $29 fans can catch all the action during the RLA day session, commencing with the men’s doubles semifinal at 11.00am, followed by the Quad Wheelchair Final.
The Quad Wheelchair event commences on Sunday 23 January with matches to be scheduled on outside courts and accessible to all ground pass and stadium ticket holders. All eyes will be on Grand Slam and Paralympic Gold Medal winner Dylan Alcott as he takes to the court in his final tournament.
“The wheelchair tennis at the AO has become unmissable and has introduced fans around the world to this event,’’ Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley said.
“This is in no small way due to the incredible performances of our own Dylan Alcott, who is hoping to end his career on a high at the AO in 2022.
“Dylan’s event, the AO Quad Wheelchair Championships, commences on Sunday January 23 and we expect big crowds to turn out for his first match as the fans follow him at his final tournament.
“The Australian Open was the first Grand Slam to showcase the final of the quad wheelchair event on centre court, and we hope to pack out Rod Laver Arena for this event in 2022 – who knows, we may set a record for the number of fans at a wheelchair tennis match.”
Dylan Alcott is training hard for his last tournament and can’t wait to engage with his many fans at the AO, his home Grand Slam.
“If wheelchair tennis is the hottest ticket in town, if I told you that a few years ago, would you have believed it?” Alcott said.
“There’s no way, it’s just incredible. It’s just so cool that it’s just a part of it now. I watch TV ads and it’s like Nadal, Barty, Alcott — it’s just normal.
“This place (the AO) has set the tone for all the other Grand Slams, all the other sports. And you saw that at the Paralympics, it’s changed the game. I think we did that here, I really do.”
Tickets to the day session on Thursday 27 January start from $29 – the cost of a Ground Pass – and includes Rod Laver Arena access – are now on sale.