‘Don’t even think I’m 70’ – As Arnold Schwarzenegger swelled with joy after hitting the tennis court with wheelchair legend Dylan Alcott

Dylan Alcott is a household name in the world of tennis. Despite his special skills, the Australian never failed to wow audiences. In fact, he is the first male player in tennis history to win all four major singles titles and the Paralympic gold medal in the same season.

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However, Alcott bid farewell to his stellar career after the 2022 Australian Open final. A few years ago, the legend met another legend, Arnold Schwarzenegger. After sharing the court with the Australian wheelchair tennis star, the latter looked happy and rejuvenated.

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One Austrian legend meets another

In 2018, Hollywood heavyweight Arnold Schwarzenegger was spotted sharing a seat with Australian wheelchair tennis great Dylan Alcott. The duo became involved in a friendly wheelchair affair. In one of the interviews, the 75-year-old shared his experiences on the pitch and how he felt about his body. “I don’t even think I’m 70. I know I’m 70, but so what? It’s only on my passport or driver’s license, but I feel the same as I did 20 years ago,” he said.

He further added: “I feel good. I work out. I make my films. life is great I feel useful and productive.

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Dylan Alcott recently made headlines when he became the first person with a special ability to be crowned Victorian Australian of the Year. He is also the first man in history to win the Golden Slam in a calendar year.

Dylan Alcott, an undisputed tennis legend

The 31-year-old has won a total of 15 Grand Slams in his career. Before turning to tennis, Alcott first appeared publicly as a member of a national Paralympic basketball team that eventually won silver.

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Next, he won gold at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. In addition to hosting his own podcast, he is the founder and executive director of the Dylan Alcott Foundation. The foundation provides scholarships and grants to Australians with disabilities. Ultimately, he will forever be remembered as an Australian sporting great.

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