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On March 22, Leonid Stanislavskyi, the oldest tennis player in the world, celebrated his anniversary. Relatives, friends and sports veterans congratulated the athlete on his 100th birthday.

Leonid spent his birthday on the tennis court of the ITF World Championship. This is reported by Great Tennis of Ukraine.

The native of Kharkiv is a regular participant in the world championships among veterans, a prize-winner of the European doubles championship and a participant in many international tournaments for senior tennis players. Last year, Leonid took part in a charity match for Ukraine, which was held in Melbourne as part of the Australian Open Championship.

The main thing is love for life. I love life! And life for me is tennis. And the secret… Normal lifestyle, normal nutrition. Do not quarrel with anyone, do sports, do morning gymnastics, says the athlete.

During the celebration, the birthday boy was presented with a large white cake with the red inscription “100” and decorated with flowers. The athletes congratulated Leonid and poured him a glass of red wine.

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Leonid Yakovych Stanislavskyi was born in Kharkiv on March 22, 1924 and has been playing tennis for more than 60 years of his life. Leonid Stanislavsky is a Guinness World Record holder as the oldest active tennis player to compete. In 2017, he was also entered into the book of records of Ukraine as the “tennis player of the most respectable age”.

Due to the constant shelling of Kharkiv, Leonid Stanislavsky now lives and trains in Lithuania and continues to participate in tournaments for veterans.

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