IF Dylan Alcott was Nostradamus reincarnated, there’s no way he could have predicted the outcome of his first meeting with his hero and tennis GOAT Roger Federer.
Speaking on Andrew Denton’s ‘Interview’ on Tuesday night, the Australian tennis favourite recounted how he was exposed to a naked Federer in the changerooms of his first Australian Open in 2015.
“I put my tennis bag in, I get my racquet out and standing there completely naked, basically with his penis on my shoulder, is Roger Federer,” Alcott said.
“I thought ‘that’s an interesting way to meet someone that you idolise’,
“I was just trying to look at all the right spots and keep my eyes up!”
The unusual encounter had no effect on Alcott who went on to win the first of his five grand slam titles.
The 27-year-old – who was left a paraplegic after having a tumour removed from his spine in the early stages of his life – recently completed a lifelong dream when he played on the hallowed grass at the All England Club.
“What an incredible honour it was pulling on the whites at Wimbledon for the very first time,” Alcott wrote on Instagram.
“Not the result I was after losing in the doubles final, but playing on the holy grass at Wimbledon was a dream come true. Let’s hope next year we are invited back, this time with singles as well.”
“And a huge amount of love to all the legends who came out to watch.”
Alcott has rubbed shoulders with some of the most famous people on the planet but was particularly taken with a couple of Duchesses at Wimbledon.
“I met the Duchesses, too. They were lovely! I didn’t know what to say to them,” Alcott wrote for Players Voice.
“They said hello, and I said, ‘G’day, I’m Dylan’. Aren’t you supposed to say, ‘Your Royal Something?’. Well, I didn’t and they said, ‘Hi, I’m Kate’, and ‘Hi, I’m Meghan’. They just introduced themselves back.
“We talked to them for about three minutes, about Australia, about tennis, about how I looked in the whites. They thought I looked great. Sexy! I had a great time.”
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