‘The time has come’: Dylan Alcott to retire from tennis after Australian Open

Golden slam winner says he feels ‘redundant, old, washed up’ He will have chance to win an eighth Open title next year

Dylan Alcott, one of Australia’s greatest tennis players, has called time on his celebrated career and will retire from the sport after next year’s Australian Open.

Alcott, who earlier this year became the first man in any form of tennis to earn the calendar year golden slam of all four major titles and Paralympic or Olympic gold, will bid farewell in front of a home crowd at Melbourne Park, which starts in January.

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