Roland  Garros French Open Tennis 2019 – Stamps on Men’s Singles winners 1920- 2018.

Roland  Garros French Open Tennis 2019 – Stamps on Men’s Singles winners 1920- 2018.

There are four Grand Slam tennis tournaments held in a calendar year. The French Open or Roland Garros is the second of the four Grand Slam tournaments. The 2019 edition will be played from 26 May to 9 June 2019 (qualifying rounds have already started from 20th May 2019).

The Grand Slam schedule consists of the Australian Open in mid-January, the French Open in May-June, Wimbledon in June-July and the US Open in August-September.

The French Clay Court Championships played in 1891 can be termed as the First French Open tournament. It was only open to the members of the French Club and was played at Stade Francais. The venue of the French Open was shifted to Stade Roland Garros in 1928. This stadium was built and named in honour of Roland Garros, a French fighter pilot who was killed during the Great War.

Ivory Coast issued a sheetlet consisting of nine stamps on Mens’ Singles Champions on 24 May 1991 to mark the centenary of French Open Championships.

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IVORY COAST 1991 – MEN’S SINGLES CHAMPIONS.

Henri Cochet (France) – Won Five titles (1922,26,28,30,32)

Rene Lacoste (France)- Won three titles (1925,27,29)

Jean-Borotra (France) -Won two titles in 1924 & 1931

Donald Budge (USA) – Won in 1938

Marcel Bernard (France) -Won in 1946.

Ken Rosewall (Australia) -Won two titles in 1953 & 1968

Rod Laver (Australia) -Won two titles in 1962 & 1969.

Bjorn Borg (Sweden)- One of the most difficult things in Tennis is to win the “Channel Slam” i.e winning the French Open on the clay court and Wimbledon on the grass in the same year. In the Open era, Nadal, Federer and Bjorn Borg have achieved this feat. Bjorn Borg’s record stands apart as he won the Channel Slam thrice in 1978, 1979 and 1980. He won six titles ( 1974,75,78,79,80 & 81).

ALAND TENNIS BJORN BORG
ALAND TENNIS BJORN BORG 2005

Yannick Noah (France) – Won the title in 1983.

Gustavo Kuerten -Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil has won the French Open Singles title three times in 1997, 2000 and 2001. Brazil issued a miniature sheet in 2001 featuring Gustavo Kuerten.

BRAZIL MS TENNIS
BRAZIL MS -GUSTAVO KUERTEN

Rafael Nadal has won 11 French Open titles in men’s singles category and is known as the “King of Clay”. He first played at Roland Garros in 2005 and won his first French Open title. He has won these 11 titles in just 14 appearances making it a remarkable achievement. He is the current French Open Champion. His 11 titles is a record for the highest number of men’s singles titles

Nadal and Federer
Nadal and Federer

Roger Federer has won the French Open only once in 2009.

ROGER FEDERER SWITZERLAND
ROGER FEDERER SWITZERLAND 2007

Novak Djokovic of Serbia has also won the French Open only once in 2016. He has won 15 Grand Slam titles in his career till now. Serbia issued a stamp in his honour on 4 April 2008.

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SERBIA 2008 – NOVAK DJOKOVIC

Watch out for Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Theim, Federer fighting it out for2019 French Open Title at Roland Garros starting today 26 May 2019. Happy Viewing.

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Stamps on 1980 Olympics – Greece 1980.

Stamps on 1980 Olympics – Greece 1980.

A stamp issued by Greece on 11 Aug 1980 to commemorate1980 Moscow Olympics features Rhodes stadium and a coin from Kos. The 20 drachma stamp had a print run of 4,000,000.

GREECE OLYMPICS
GREECE 1980 OLYMPICS- RHODES STADIUM AND COIN FROM KOS.

USA Postcards -1984 Olympics-Hockey Station

USA Postcards -1984 Olympics-Hockey Station

A 13c Postcard issued on 1980 Olympics featuring a Runner Carrying Olympic Torch.It was issued on 30 Apr 1984. It also features a cancellation on Hockey station Monterey Park California 29 Jul 1984. The Weingart Stadium in Monterey Park played host to all Field Hockey matches of 1984 Olympics.

Cat no UX 102.

USA PC HOCKEY STN
USA PC 1984 HOCKEY STATION- MONTEREY PARK VENUE FOR FIELD HOCKEY 1984 OLYMPICS

Russia Stamps on Davis Cup 2002 Winners.

Russia Stamps on Davis Cup 2002 Winners.

The International Tennis Federation conducts Davis Cup – Men’s Team Tennis event. It is played on a knock out basis between teams of various countries. The 2002 Davis Cup final was played in France between Russia and France and Russia won the title defeating France 3-2. It was the 91st edition of Davis Cup. It was first Davis Cup title for Russia.

Russia issued two stamps and a miniature sheet on 19 Feb 2003 to mark this historic win.

The 8.00 Rouble stamp was issued in sheets of 10. The print run for stamps was 300,000 and 30,000 sheets were printed. It shows the Russian Flag and a tennis ball.

RUSSIA 2003 DAVIS CUP
RUSSIA 2003 – DAVIS CUP WINNERS 2002.

 

French Open at Roland Garros – FDC France.

French Open at Roland Garros – FDC France.

The French Open Tennis Tournament is also known as Roland Garros & is now played at Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. French Open was first played in 1891. It is a clay court tournament played over last week of May and early June. The 2019 edition will be played from 26 May 2019 to 09 Jun 2019. French open is the second of the four Grand Slam tournaments held every year. The Roland Garros stadium is named after the French aviator Roland Garros. The First French Open to be played at Roland Garros stadium was in 1928.

Rafael Nadal has won 11 French Open titles in Men’s Singles and Chris Evert has won Seven Women’s singles titles.

France issued a stamp to commemorate 50th Anniversary of Stade Roland Garros (1928-1978) on 27 May 1978.A FDC is listed.

FRANCE FDC ROLAND GARROS
FRANCE FDC ROLAND GARROS 1978.

1990 FIFA World Cup -Stamps of Italy Stadiums and Countries.

1990 FIFA World Cup -Stamps of Italy Stadiums and Countries.

The 14th FIFA World Cup was held in Italy from 14 June to 14 July 1990. Italy issued a set of stamps on 24 Feb 1990 to commemorate the event. Four stamps of 700 Lira each are listed.

700L – Bologna Stadium                  700L -Milano Stadium

700L – Colombia Flag                        700L-Yugoslavia.

ITALIA 90 WC
ITALIA 90 – FIFA WORLD CUP ITALY 1990

 

Third South Pacific Games – Souvenir Booklet Papua New Guinea 1969.

Third South Pacific Games – Souvenir Booklet Papua New Guinea 1969.

The Pacific Games (earlier called South Pacific Games) are held every four years for countries around the South Pacific Ocean. The First Games were held in 1963 and the sixteenth edition will be held in Apia Samoa in July 2019.

The Third South Pacific Games were held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea from 13-25 Aug 1969. Papua New Guinea issued a set of three stamps to mark the games. The stamps were issued on 13 Aug 1969. The stamp features “Fireball” Class Sailboat.A Souvenir Booklet issued is listed.

5c – “Fireball” Class Sailboat

10c -Swimming Pool

20c – Games Arena Konedobu

PNG 3RD S PAC GAMES BKLET
PAPUA NEW GUINEA SOUVENIR BOOKLET 1969- 3RD SOUTH PACIFIC GAMES.
PNG 3RD S PAC GAMES BKLET FRONT
PAPUA NEW GUINEA SOUVENIR BOOKLET 1969- 3RD SOUTH PACIFIC GAMES.