The veteran tennis player’s dream came true recently at the age of 97. When he met the 20-time Grand Slam champion at Rafael Nadal’s academy. The video of two stalwarts playing tennis is going viral on social media.
97-year-old tennis player recently fulfilled her dream
A 97-year-old tennis player recently fulfilled her lifelong dream of sharing the tennis court with one of the greatest players of all time, Rafael Nadal. Leonid Stanislavski has been competing in amateur tennis for over 50 years now, but there was still one wish left. The veteran tennis player’s dream came true recently at the age of 97. When he met the 20-time Grand Slam champion at Rafael Nadal’s academy.
Tennis player continues to chase dreams
The video of two stalwarts playing tennis is going viral on social media and reminds people of the same. That if one continues to chase dreams then dreams do come true.
Leonid Stanislavski had expressed his desire to face Roger Federer in early 2021. Talking about the game, Stanislavski said, “It is an elegant game. This is good physical exercise. It’s a beautiful sport and there’s another thing about tennis – you can play whatever age you are.”
97-year-old tennis player thank god
He further said, “When I was 95 years old, I used to feel much better than now. People under 70 say ‘Thank God I lived another year.’ People between 70 and 90 say ‘Thank God I lived another month.’ I count every day. And I say ‘Thank God I lived another day.
Rafael Nadal fulfilled the dream of this 97-year-old tennis player
Whereas his dream of playing against Rafael Nadal has come true. It remains to be seen whether Stanislavski shares the tennis court with Roger Federer in the future. Talking about Nadal, the 35-year-old missed Wimbledon, US Open, and Tokyo Olympics this year. There is no official word about his participation in the 2022 Australian Open, which begins on January 17.
Plans to return to tennis courts in December
Earlier this month, Nadal said he plans to return to the tennis court in December. He said, “I plan to play in a tournament in December before Abu Dhabi and then Australia and then the Australian Open. that’s my goal. We are working hard to make it happen.”