At 97, he made his dream come true. Considered the oldest tennis player in the world by the Guinness Book of Records, Leonid Stanislavskyi was able to trade a few shots with Rafael Nadal on Friday in his academy in Mallorca. Very smiling, the Ukrainian did not fail to immortalize this privileged moment with his idol and displayed an impressive level for his age. Above all, before hitting the ball with the clay specialist, the veteran participated in the Super-Senior World Championship, in the category of over 90 years on the Balearic Island.
His new wish? Challenge Roger Federer
And Leonid Stanislavskyi does not want to stop there. In an interview with Reuters this summer, the oldest player fired from the ITF (International Tennis Federation) confessed that he still has two goals: to play until 100 and face another yellow ball legend. , Roger Federer. After Rafael Nadal, perhaps the Swiss will respond favorably to the veteran’s wish.