Rafael Nadal Makes 97-Year-Old's Dream Come True By Playing A Round Of Tennis With Him

October 31, 2021

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal made a 97-year-old fan's dream come true this weekend.

Nadal plays tennis with 97 year old fan
Credit: Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar

Leonid Stanislavskyi, 97, holds the Guiness World Record for being the oldest competitive tennis player. He holds an ITF ranking and even competed at the 40th ITF Super-Seniors World Individual Championships a few weeks ago.

Nadal, 35, welcomed Stanislavskyi to his tennis academy in Mallorca on October 29, 2021.

"Could I play a point with you?" he asked Nadal.

Nadal plays tennis with 97 year old fan
Credit: Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar

The Rafa Nadal Academy posted heartwarming photos and a video of their match.

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