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).

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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.

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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.

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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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Stamp on Justin Henin-Hardenne -Belgium 2003.

Stamp on Justin Henin-Hardenne -Belgium 2003.

Justin Henin-Hardenne (born 01 Jun 1982) is Professional Tennis player from Belgium. She played from 1999 to 2011.

Career Highlights – Seven Grand Slam titles

-French Open in 2003,2005,2006,& 2007 , US Open in 2003 & 2007,Australian Open in 2004, Runner-up at Wimbledon in 2001 & 2006.

-2004 Olympics Women’s Singles Gold Medal.

-Helped Belgium Win First Federation Cup title in 2001.

– Top-ranked Women’s Player in 2003, 2006 & 2007. 117 weeks at No 1 Spot

-She won 43 WTA titles.

– In 2016 became First Belgian tennis player to be inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame.

= In June 2011 named as one of “30 Legends of Tennis: Past, Present, Future” by Time.

Belgium issued a stamp in honour of this legend of Belgian Tennis on 24 Nov 2003. She won the French and US open in 2003. A Sheet containing 10 stamps was issued. Prior Tags at Top and Bottom.

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BELGIUM MS 2003 -JUSTIN HENIN

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.

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RUSSIA 2003 – DAVIS CUP WINNERS 2002.

 

Federer Wins his 100th ATP Title at Dubai-Stamps on Dubai Tennis Championships

Stamps on Dubai Tennis Championships -Federer wins his 100th ATP Title

The Dubai Tennis Championships is a professional tennis tournament owned and organised by Dubai Duty-Free and held annually in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, on outdoor hardcourts.

The Dubai Tennis Championships debuted at the Aviation Club as an ATP 250 tournament. In 2001 the ATP upgraded the tournament from 250 level to 500 level tournament. At the 2019 Dubai Tennis Championships, Federer will aim to win his 100th career title and 8th in Dubai. He has defeated German Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 in the first round, and will face Fernando Verdasco next.

Federer beats Borna Conic to reach 2019 Dubai Tennis Finals.He is just one win away from his 100th Title and 8th Dubai Title.

FEDERER 2019 DUBAI
FEDERER ENTERS 2019 DUBAI TENNIS FINALS

Roger Federer beat Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 6-4,6-4 in Dubai to win his 100th ATP and 8th Dubai Duty-Free Title.

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FEDERER WITH 2019 DUBAI DUTY-FREE TITLE

The United Arab Emirates released a set of two stamps on Dubai Tennis Championships 2007.The stamps issued on 19 Feb 2007 feature a tennis racket and a tennis ball. It was the 15th edition of this professional tennis tournament.

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STAMPS OF UAE -DUBAI TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2007
federer at 2003 Dubai Championships
Federer at 2003 Dubai Championships

Stamps on Games of Small States of Europe- Monaco

Stamps on Games of Small States of Europe- Monaco 1987

Games of Small States of Europe is a biennial, multi-sport event being held since 1985. It was launched by San Marino and feature competition in nine Olympic Sports. Nine European small states (Population less than one million) take part in the Competitions. The 18th edition of the Games will be held from 27 May to 01 Jun 2019 at Budva, Montenegro.

Monaco issued a stamp on 23 Apr 1987 on 2nd European Small States Games held in Monaco from 14-17 May 1987. The stamp features Tennis players.

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MONACO 1987- EUROPEAN SMALL STATES GAMES -TENNIS

Stamps on Winners at Australian Open – Countdown Australian Open 2019 -4 days to go

Stamps on Winners at Australian Open – Countdown Australian Open 2019 -4 days to go

St Vincent issued stamps 22 June 1987 on Tennis players some of whom have won titles at Australian Open

The Australian Open 2019 will be played at Melbourne Park from 14 to 29 January 2019. This will be the 107th edition since 1905 and 51st in the Open era.

Jimmy Connors ( born 2 September 1952) is an American tennis player who won eight Grand Slam singles titles including the Australian Open in 1974. He also won Five US Open and two Wimbledon titles. He was inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1998.

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STAMPS ON JIMMY CONNORS

Anne Hobbs  ( born 21 Aug 1959) is a British former Tennis Player. She was runner-up in Australian Open Women’s Doubles in 1983 and runner-up in Mixed Doubles in 1987.

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STAMP ON ANNE HOBBS

Steffi Graf (born 14 June 1969) is a German former Tennis player who has won 22 Grand Slam singles titles including four Australian Open singles titles (1988,89,90 & 94).In 1988 she became the only tennis player to achieve the Golden Grand Slam -winning all Grand Slam titles and the Olympic Gold Medal. She was inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2004.

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STAMP ON AUSTRALIAN OPEN WINNERS-STEFFI GRAF

Anders Jarryd ( 13 July 1961) is a Swedish tennis player who has won eight Grand Slam Men’s Doubles titles including the Australian Open Men’s Doubles Title in 1987 with Stefan Edberg of Sweden.

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ANDERS JARRYD -AUSTRALIAN OPEN WINNERS

Australian Open Tennis Champions on Stamps – Australian Open 2019 – Six days to go.

Australian Open 2019 – The Australian Open was first played at Warehouseman’s Cricket Ground in 1905. This facility is now known as the Albert Reserve Tennis Centre. The Australian Open 2019 will be played at Melbourne Park from 14 to 29 January 2019. This will be the 107th edition since 1905 and 51st in the Open era.

Anthony Frederick Wilding (31 October 1883 – 9 May 1915) was New Zealand’s World No 1 Tennis Player.  Wilding had won 11 Grand Slam Titles (Six in Singles and Five in Doubles) and is the only player from New Zealand to have won a Grand slam Singles Title. He won Davis Cup four times playing for Australasia and a Bronze Medal at the Indoor singles tennis event in 1912 Stockholm Olympics.

He Won the 1906 and 1909 Australasian Open Titles and was also the runner’s up in 1908 & 1909 Australasian Men’s Doubles Championships. He was four-time Wimbledon Champion (1910-1913)

He was Killed in World War I in 1915 in France. He joined the Royal Marines and served as a Captain with the Royal Naval Armoured Car Division in the Battlefields of France in WWI. On 09 May 1915, during thebattle of Aubers Ridge at Neuve-Chapelle, France,he was killed in action

New Zealand issued a 45 cent stamp in honour of  Anthony Wilding on 12 Aug 1992.

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ANTHONY WILDING – NEW ZEALAND SPORTING HERO AND AUSTRALASIAN TENNIS CHAMPION.