Alexander Zverev had a hit with the oldest tennis player in the world, 98-year-old Leonid Stanislavskyi. In the Guinness World Records, Stanislavskyi is listed as the oldest tennis player in the world. Last year, Stanislavskyi had a chance to meet and hit with record 22-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal.
This weekend, Stanislavskyi met another tennis star.
💕Die Liebe zum Tennis kennt kein Alter 💕
Alexander Zverev hatte heute einen ganz besonderen Trainingspartner. Zverev traf auf Leonid Stanislavskyi. Der Ukrainer ist 98 Jahre alt und damit laut Guiness-Buch der Rekorde der älteste aktive Tennisspieler der Welt.
Zverev set to return to action
After being out for the past three months, Zverev is set to return in the group stage of the Davis Cup Finals.
Between September 13-18, Germany will be taking on Australia, France and Belgium. Zverev was targeting to compete at the US Open, but in the end decided to skip the event and return at the Davis Cup Finals. After withdrawing from the US Open, Zverev confirmed that his recovery was going well but he just didn't want to rush his comeback.
“The recovery is going extremely well,” Zverev confirmed after his US Open withdrawal. “And I am super happy where I am right now. But unfortunately I will not come to New York this year. It was a very tough decision, but the way the recovery is going – and how well everything is going - I just don’t want to take the risk, and play a best-of-five set match as my first match back.
Of course, I will miss it and, of course, I will be watching from far away. Unfortunately I did not have another week or two where I would have been 100% ready but it is how it is. I am looking forward to seeing everybody at the Davis Cup.
And I am looking forward to being back as soon as possible." Germany won't have an easy job in Group C and it remains to be seen if Zverev can help his country make it past the group stage and advance to the knockout phase. Zverev hasn't played in a while and it will likely take him some time before he rediscovers his best game.