Leonid Stanislavskyi, a 97-year-old tennis fanatic, has realized his dream of playing with 20-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal.
Recognized as the oldest competitive tennis player by the Guinness World Records, Stanislavskyi recently competed at the 40th ITF Super-Seniors World Individual Championships in Mallorca.
He was then invited to the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar, where he made no secret of the fact that he wanted to meet – and play tennis – with Nadal.
“Could I play a point with you?,” he asked Nadal. “Of course!” the Spanish legend responded.
Kitted with a colourful neon yellow shirt, the Ukrainian proved impressed with his timing and consistency during an extended rally with Nadal.