97-year-old Ukrainian tennis player chooses to stay in war zone
08 March 2022 | 8:21 am
Four months after 97-year-old amateur Leonid Stanislavskyi's dreams came true when he played with 21-times Grand Slam champion Rafa Nadal, the Ukrainian is enduring his worst nightmare in Kharkiv as Russian forces bomb the city.
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