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Rafael Nadal realizes the dream of a 97-year-old fan by exchanging balls with him

Rafael Nadal realizes the dream of a 97-year-old fan by exchanging balls with him

SKANI SPORT – Soon to be one hundred years old, Leonid Stanislavskyi has traveled to Mallorca for the privilege of spending a few moments on the field with his idol.

He may have announced the end of his 2021 season, Rafael Nadal keeps talking about 2022. And to keep fit, the Spaniard has found a very enthusiastic partner. 97-year-old Leonid Stanislavskyi made a trip to the Spanish star’s academy in Mallorca to exchange some balls with his idol.

The man, who holds the world record for the oldest active tennis player, displayed surprising qualities with the racket in his hands. “Rafa“, Always close to his audience, published a short video and some images of this unprecedented and touching meeting. “Game, Set & Match … Leonid!“, Even jokes the official account of the academy of the fifth player in the world that evokes these few minutes spent on the field.

To see Rafael Nadalin in the body on the field, fans of the little yellow ball will have to wait. The return of the man with 13 wins at Roland-Garros between 2005 and 2020 is not planned for long weeks. Victim of a comeback in the left leg last summer, then operated on, the player does not hide the difficulties in the physical plane at the age of 35 years. “I do not know when I will play again. I want to recover from the injury to get back in shape“The Spaniard simply stated shortly before mid-October.

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