•   
  •   
  •   

Sport World's oldest tennis player from Ukraine - 97 and still in the game

12:20  16 july  2021
12:20  16 july  2021 Source:   reuters.com

Exclusive: Russia Won't Risk 'Suicidal' NATO War in Black Sea—Ukraine Foreign Minister

  Exclusive: Russia Won't Risk 'Suicidal' NATO War in Black Sea—Ukraine Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba told Newsweek that Ukraine is urging NATO nations not to repeat past mistakes and allow Moscow to expand its presence in the Black Sea.Dmytro Kuleba told Newsweek that discussions about the Black Sea were central to Kyiv's expanding cooperation with NATO, a bloc Ukraine has been pushing to join since its 2014 revolution ousted a pro-Russian government.

This may seem old , but all of the tennis players on this list continued to play in their 40 s and the oldest player is still going strong in her 70 s ! In addition to being the oldest tennis players ever, many of the people on this list are some of the greatest players in tennis history and still hold several Despite his polarizing behavior, Connors won 125 tournaments during his long career. Connors holds the Open Era record for most championships won (109) and was the year-end No. 1 world ranked player from 1974 through 1978. He was also the first player to use a steel Wilson T2000 racket

Here' s a list of the top Men' s Tennis players in the world today. This is one of the most exciting periods in the history of the game . The 2017 ATP rankings only factor in the past calendar year' s tournament, which neglects not only how the players have been fairing recently, but also their career record. Both the player ' s past and recent history is taken into account, but the list will focus on a particular player ' s recent body of work, with the past and his current streak taken into account, especially performances at the four major tournaments when it comes to tiebreakers between two

By Anna Brovko and Margaryta Chornokondratenko

a man hitting a ball with a racket: The world's oldest tennis player Ukrainian Stanislavskyi, 97, practices on court in Kharkiv © Reuters/VYACHESLAV MADIYEVSKYY The world's oldest tennis player Ukrainian Stanislavskyi, 97, practices on court in Kharkiv

KHARKIV, Ukraine (Reuters) - For 97-year-old Leonid Stanislavskyi, a Ukrainian who has been playing amateur tennis for over half a century, it is next to impossible to find a worthy adversary in his age group.

That has not stopped him from participating in the world and European championships for seniors and outplaying younger competitors, although he is not moving around the court as fast as he used to.

a person is swinging a racket at a ball: The world's oldest tennis player Ukrainian Stanislavskyi, 97, practices on court in Kharkiv © Reuters/VYACHESLAV MADIYEVSKYY The world's oldest tennis player Ukrainian Stanislavskyi, 97, practices on court in Kharkiv

Stanislavskyi was 30 when his colleague, then a Soviet champion in gymnastics, introduced him to tennis. Since then, he has trained three times a week in his hometown of Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine.

Puerto Rican Farmer, 112, Is the World's Oldest Living Man: 'My Father Raised Me With Love'

  Puerto Rican Farmer, 112, Is the World's Oldest Living Man: 'My Father Raised Me With Love' Emilio Flores Márquez broke the record previously held by Romania’s Dumitru Comănescu, who died in June 2020 "I was the oldest of the children, so I did everything," he told the record-keeping organization. "I scrubbed, I took care of the boys, I did everything.

The Bayern star hitman played under Pep Guardiola for two years in Munich. He scored 25 goals in his first season before increasing that tally to 42 goals. Yet City won the Premier League last season playing mostly with a false nine. So, how would the 32-year- old fit in should a transfer to the Etihad go through? How would Lewandowski fit into that system? For all that he learned under Guardiola, he is not in that mould of false nine - he is as traditional as they come in terms of his effectiveness as a natural forward, capitalising on any chance which comes his way in the penalty area.

'Jose Mourinho turned a nice club horrible but Carlo Ancelotti fed me shots of grappa!': Joe Cole opens up on playing with Chelsea' s many managers - and tells Jamie Carragher Liverpool games were 'c**p'. The Blues went down 2-1 at the Nou Camp and even though there was a second leg to play , Cole recalled that Mourinho took no prisoners in the dressing room after the game . Cole said: 'He always used to dig me out and he used to dig a few of the others out.

a man standing in a room: The world's oldest tennis player Ukrainian Stanislavskyi, 97, speaks at his apartment in Kharkiv © Reuters/STRINGER The world's oldest tennis player Ukrainian Stanislavskyi, 97, speaks at his apartment in Kharkiv

"It is an elegant type of sport. It is good physical exercise. It is a beautiful game. And there is one more thing about tennis – you can play no matter what age you are," he told Reuters.

A Guinness World Record holder as the world's oldest tennis player, Stanislavskyi has been training hard ahead of the 2021 Super-Seniors World Championship due to be held in October in Mallorca, Spain.

a group of young men playing a game of baseball: The world's oldest tennis player Ukrainian Stanislavskyi, 97, walks on court before an award ceremony of the Guinness World Record certificate in Kharkiv © Reuters/VYACHESLAV MADIYEVSKYY The world's oldest tennis player Ukrainian Stanislavskyi, 97, walks on court before an award ceremony of the Guinness World Record certificate in Kharkiv

For the first time, the International Tennis Federation has introduced a 90-and-over age group in the 2021 tournament after Stanislavskyi sent a written request to the federation asking for the new category to be added.

Watch: ESPN host completely butchers Chris Evert’s name

  Watch: ESPN host completely butchers Chris Evert’s name Evert is an 18-time major winner and was a longtime No. 1-ranked player in the world. You would hope that someone talking tennis on TV would know her name, but that wasn’t the case for ESPN on Tuesday. I’m surprised the same person got Martina Navratilova’s name right.Subscribe to Yardbarker's Morning Bark, the most comprehensive newsletter in sports. Customize your email to get the latest news on your favorite sports, teams and schools. Emailed daily.

The Unluckiest Table Tennis Umpire in the world . Welcome to Rational Table Tennis Analysis . I am a Table Tennis video editor and player from Hong Kong. I analyse different table tennis topics in my videos.

The oldest tennis player not only in Europe but in the world , 94-year- old Kharkivite Leonid Stanislavsky, is a steadfast participant of European and world tournaments for veterans. As he confesses, this was made possible thanks to the material and moral support of his sponsor Yurii Sapronov. Kharkiv Observer correspondent met Stanislavsky at Unicourt tennis club where he practiced with his sparring partner Anatoly Dariy. After training, Leonid kindly agreed to answer a few questions. Question: When and where did this year’ s European Senior Championships take place?

a young boy standing in front of a fence: The world's oldest tennis player Ukrainian Stanislavskyi, 97, practices on court in Kharkiv © Reuters/STRINGER The world's oldest tennis player Ukrainian Stanislavskyi, 97, practices on court in Kharkiv

"When I was 95 years old, I felt much better than now," said Stanislavskyi, who moves at his own pace trying to return every shot. "It is even hard to walk when you are 97 years old.

"People under 70 say: 'Thank goodness I lived another year.' People between 70 and 90 say: 'Thank goodness I lived another month.' I count every day and say: 'Thank God I lived another day.'"

Stanislavskyi said the secret to his longevity was a mixture of good genes and regular sport.

He starts each morning with gymnastics and a series of push-ups and pull-ups. Besides tennis, Stanislavskyi is a passionate fan of swimming and skiing and dreams of making a parachute jump.

a man holding a phone: The world's oldest tennis player Ukrainian Stanislavskyi, 97, takes part in an award ceremony of the Guinness World Record certificate in Kharkiv © Reuters/VYACHESLAV MADIYEVSKYY The world's oldest tennis player Ukrainian Stanislavskyi, 97, takes part in an award ceremony of the Guinness World Record certificate in Kharkiv

He says his ultimate goal is to live to 100 years old and take on Roger Federer.

(Editing by Mike Collett-White)

a man holding a green ball on a court with a racket: The world's oldest tennis player Ukrainian Stanislavskyi, 97, practices on court in Kharkiv © Reuters/STRINGER The world's oldest tennis player Ukrainian Stanislavskyi, 97, practices on court in Kharkiv

2020 Tokyo Olympics women's tennis odds, predictions: Expert reveals Svitolina vs. Giorgi quarterfinal picks .
Elite tennis handicapper Gavin Mair has predicted three long-shot grand slam winners since 2017Nadal's expected showdown with Roger Federer fails to materialize.

usr: 10
This is interesting!