By Michael Pavitt

Dylan Alcott will face David Wagner in the quad wheelchair singles final ©Getty ImagesAustralia's Dylan Alcott is through to the final of the quad wheelchair singles at the Australian Open in Melbourne, having come through the group stage in impressive style, winning all three matches without losing a set.

Alcott, previously a member of the Australian wheelchair basketball team that won a Paralympic gold medal at Beijing 2008, could cap a remarkable couple of months if he completes the job of winning the quad wheelchair singles title in front of a home crowd.

The 24-year-old completed a marathon charity event in December, in which he attempted to raise $100,000 (£67,000/€88,000) for the Starlight Foundation and Variety Children's Charity by playing tennis continuously for a 24 hour period.

Despite completing the marathon event Alcott does not appeared to be fatigued by his exertions at the end of 2014, as he has seen off America's David Wagner, Britain's Andrew Lapthorne and South Africa's Lucas Sithole in straight sets to earn his place in tomorrow's final.

The home favourite will play number one seed David Wagner for the title after the American narrowly escaped elimination at the hands of Britain's Andrew Lapthorne, the partner he won the doubles title with yesterday, on a countback decision and Alcott will take confidence from their round robin clash that saw him win 6-4, 6-4.

Top seeds Shingo Kunieda of Japan and Stephane Houdet of France won the men's doubles wheelchair title at the Australian Open ©Getty ImagesTop seeds Shingo Kunieda of Japan and Stephane Houdet of France won the men's doubles wheelchair title at the Australian Open ©Getty Images

Two more Australian Open wheelchair titles were decided today as top seeds Shingo Kunieda from Japan and Stephane Houdet from France claiming the men's doubles championship.

The pair comfortably swept aside all competition in the event, winning their semi-final 6-1, 6-0, before beating Britain's Gordon Reid and Argentina's Gustavo Fernandez 6-2, 6-1 in the final.

Their friendship will be parker in the singles event where the two men will face off against each other.

In the women's wheelchair doubles final Japan's Yuri Kamiji and Jordanne Whiley of Britain secured the championship trophy in a close fought match against the Dutch pair Jiske Griffioen and Aniek Van Koot, fighting back from a set down to earn a 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 win.

Kamiji and Griffioen will again be on opposite ends of the net in the women's singles final, with the Dutchwoman Griffioen attempting to upset the number one seed.

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