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Sexologist Chantelle Otten is seen cheering on boyfriend Dylan Alcott at Australian Open

Sexologist Chantelle Otten is seen cheering on boyfriend Dylan Alcott as he plays Sam Schroder in his singles final at the Australian Open


Chantelle Otten cheered on boyfriend Dylan Alcott at the Australian Open on Thursday. 

The sexologist looked animated in the crowd as he played the Netherlands‘ Sam Schroder in his singles final match. 

Chantelle smiled broadly as she held a bottle of water in the stands while supporting her boyfriend of three years.

Support: Sexologist Chantelle Otten (pictured) was seen cheering on boyfriend Dylan Alcott as he played against the Netherlands’ Sam Schroder on Thursday

Chantelle looked glam in a loose-fitting cropped polo along with a khaki green skirt. She wore her coloured tresses in a bun.   

Unfortunately, Dylan lost the match against the Dutch player.

The world number one, a prominent sporting and media figure in Australia, was unable to go out on a high, losing to Sam Schroder 7-5, 6-0 on Rod Laver Arena. 

Star: The world number one, a prominent sporting and media figure in Australia, was unable to go out on a high, losing to Sam Schroder 7-5, 6-0 on Rod Laver Arena

Star: The world number one, a prominent sporting and media figure in Australia, was unable to go out on a high, losing to Sam Schroder 7-5, 6-0 on Rod Laver Arena

The match draws a close to his career which saw him become the most successful quad tennis player ever with 15 Grand Slam singles and eight doubles titles. 

He announced the decision to quit the sport before the tournament. 

It followed his history-making exploits in 2021 when he completed the Golden Slam of winning all four quad singles majors and the Paralympics gold in the same year.

Historic: The match draws a close to his career which saw him become the most successful quad tennis player ever with 15 Grand Slam singles and eight doubles titles

Historic: The match draws a close to his career which saw him become the most successful quad tennis player ever with 15 Grand Slam singles and eight doubles titles

It comes on the back of being named Australian of the Year on Tuesday.    

Dylan gave an emotional acceptance speech at the awards ceremony on Tuesday, sharing how he once ‘hated’ himself for being different and now feels like the luckiest guy in the world.

He also humbly said that frontline workers battling the Covid-19 pandemic over the past year deserve the award more than ‘a guy who hits tennis balls for a living and likes talking’.  

Pioneer: It followed his history-making exploits in 2021 when he completed the Golden Slam of winning all four quad singles majors and the Paralympics gold in the same year

Pioneer: It followed his history-making exploits in 2021 when he completed the Golden Slam of winning all four quad singles majors and the Paralympics gold in the same year

His humility and humour was on full display from the very moment he took the stage and received the nation’s highest honour from Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

‘I thought I was no chance until I got here and I saw this really good looking ramp. And I thought – I might have a chance here,’ he said to the raucous applause of the Canberra crowd before touching on his heart-wrenching story of how he became the person he is today.

‘I was born with a tumour wrapped around my spinal cord that was cut out when I was only a couple of days old,’ the Victorian explained.  

Relationship: Chantelle and Dylan made their romance public at a tennis event in April 2019, and have been inseparable ever since

Relationship: Chantelle and Dylan made their romance public at a tennis event in April 2019, and have been inseparable ever since

‘I’ve known nothing but having a disability. If I’m honest with you, I can’t tell you how much I used to hate myself. I used to hate having a disability. I hated it so much, I hated being different and I didn’t want to be here anymore.’

He said the pain of feeling different was magnified even more by the everyday messaging he received on the TV, the radio or in newspapers.

Alcott explained that as a youngster the only time he would ever see someone in a wheelchair was in a road safety ad where someone drink drives, has a car accident and is left paralysed.

Inseparable: Chantelle was on hand to support Dylan after he was named 'Australian of the Year' on Tuesday - 'My Aus of the year wow,' she wrote

Inseparable: Chantelle was on hand to support Dylan after he was named ‘Australian of the Year’ on Tuesday – ‘My Aus of the year wow,’ she wrote

‘There would be someone like me in tears because their life was over and I thought to myself, “that’s not my life” but I believed that was going to be my life,’ he said.  

‘But I’m so lucky that I had the best family, some of the best friends, my beautiful partner and my whole team who told me that I was worthy. And that I was allowed to be loved.

‘It wasn’t until my teenage years I started seeing people like me.’ 

Win: Dylan gave an emotional acceptance speech at the awards ceremony on Tuesday, sharing how he once 'hated' himself for being different and now feels like the luckiest guy in the world

Win: Dylan gave an emotional acceptance speech at the awards ceremony on Tuesday, sharing how he once ‘hated’ himself for being different and now feels like the luckiest guy in the world 

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