Alcott's Tokyo singles final postponed

Dylan Alcott's wheelchair tennis final at the Paralympics has been postponed until Saturday morning.
Dylan Alcott's wheelchair tennis final at the Paralympics has been postponed until Saturday morning.

The next step of Dylan Alcott's golden slam campaign is on hold until Saturday as Tokyo's wet Tokyo weather forces changes to Paralympics scheduling.

The Australian wheelchair tennis star was supposed to play the final of the quad singles against Sam Schroder of the Netherlands on Thursday night.

But the rain and a subsequent backlog of matches have pushed back the match until Saturday morning.

Alcott has already won the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon wheelchair titles this year and will head to New York after the Paralympics for the US Open next week.

On Wednesday, Alcott and Heath Davidson lost the quad doubles gold medal match to Schroder and Niels Vink.

Australian Associated Press