97 yo Stanislavskyi who holds the Guinness World Records as the oldest itf tennis player in the world fulfills his dream, playing a round of tennis with Rafa Nadal in his academy
97 yo Stanislavskyi who holds the Guinness World Records as the oldest itf tennis player in the world fulfills his dream, playing a round of tennis with Rafa Nadal in his academy from sports
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He did a lot better than I expected
Im so happy for this energetic young man!!
I’m about a third of his age and I don’t think I can do that.
Good for him man. Hope to see him at 100 doing the same thing 💪
We should all hope to be that mobile at that age, tip of the hat to Nadal. Class act.
One of those little things I noticed that made this even better was, Nadal is being so incredibly precise when he hits the ball back to him.
This is really awesome to see, you can see the joy from him fulfilling a dream.
damn i love rafa so much
It was a dream he’s had ever since he was just 84 years old.
What a nice guy, he even put backspin on the ball to make the rally easier.
He’s got a mean backhand
Still a better backhand than me.
Life goals! Good on Nadal too!
Nadal looks pretty good in lime green.
So playing tennis is the key to life. Write that down
I only see two legends.
Danny Devito vibes
Mandlebaum Mandlebaum Mandlebaum
Is there anyone nicer in tennis than Nadal? Humble too!
Glas to see that Roger is doing fine these days
When you stop moving, that’s when age catches up to you.
He had 3x Nadal time to practice and still lost, smh
He was giving Nadal some problems.
Cmon Rafa smoke this guy!
Pretty sure that other guy was holding back…
Not bad, but he needs work on his forehand. With the right training can see him becoming a top in 5 years or so.
Use it or lose it.
So he plays rafa from no mans land??! Mad lad!
Rafa, smoke this dude!
This is awesome to see! My grandad took up tennis at 65 after watching me play junior tournaments…he’s 81 now and built a dirt court on his farm and plays almost every day (in between rounds of golf) and is actually improving his game to this day…I hope to see him still out there well into his 90s…this old fella is an inspiration and I’ll be sure to show my grandad this clip
Dude is 97 years old and has a better swing than I’ve ever even tried to have. That’s down right impressive.
We have ALTA here in Atlanta, 80,000 members and it’s the largest tennis-based community organization in the world. That being said, **we have a 99 year old player**. He was an ALTA member until he was 98, he stepped down from one of our neighborhood teams when he was 96 but he still plays, just not “officially”. He doesn’t move a lot but he can place his shots exactly where he wants and he makes you do all of the running. Super great guy too. Hi Herman!
[Here is an article about him.](https://www.netnewsmag.com/articles/features-articles/the-hermanator-herman-tannenbaum/)
Freaking Nadal…keeping it on his forehand after he saw how good the backhand was.
I’d smoke this old man jesus christ he sucks so bad
Takes a pro to return bad shoots and soft serve them back directly to the opponent without them having to move. And patience lol