The Ukrainian tennis player still on court at 97

"My name is Leonid Yakovlevich Stanislavskyi, I am 97 years old. I was born on March 22, 1924."

This is the world's oldest tennis player

Location: Kharkiv, Ukraine

He's training for the 2021 Super-Seniors World Championship

due to be held in October in Mallorca

"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 tennis no matter what age you are. I started play tennis when I was 30 years old. I am now 97 years old and keep playing.''

The competition organizers created a 90-and-over category for the first time

after Stanislavskyi sent a written request

The Guinness World Record holder says the secret to his longevity

is a mixture of good genes and regular sport

He says his ultimate goal is to live to 100 years old

and take on Roger Federer

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