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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Roger Federer Wins a record Third Hopman Cup Title.
Roger Federer added another title to his kitty and this time it is the mixed gender Hopman Cup. He won it for the record third time while doing National duty. Switzerland beat Germany 2-1 at Perth to Clinch the title. The team of Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic beat the German Pair of Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber. The Swiss Pair had defeated the same German pair last Year. Federer had won his first Hopman Cup pairing Martina Hingis in 2001. The trophy in the stamp held by Federer is Wimbledon trophy.
Australian Open 2019 – Stamps on Australian Open Centenary 2005
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. The Australian Open was first played at Warehouseman’s Cricket Ground in 1905. This facility is now known as the Albert Reserve Tennis Centre.
In a calendar year, four major tennis tournaments are played around the World. These are known as Grand Slam tournaments and anybody winning all four of them in the same year is supposed to have won a Grand Slam. In a case in the same year a player also wins an Olympic Gold Medal then it is known as a Golden Grand Slam.
The Grand Slam format consists of Australian Open in Mid January, the French Open in May-June, Wimbledon in June-July and US Open in August-September. These tournaments are also known as Tennis Majors. Wimbledon the oldest was founded in 1877, followed by the US Open in 1881, the French Open in 1891 and the Australian in 1905. The Wimbledon was the only Major prior to 1924-25.
Wimbledon is played on Grass, French Open on Clay, US Open and The Australian Open are played on Hard Courts. Three courts with retractable roofs will be used during 2019, which shall provide relief from extreme heat conditions. The courts are Rod Laver, Margaret Court & Melbourne Arenas.
Australia Post issued a set of two stamps on 11 January 2005 to commemorate the Centenary of Australian Open. The Stamps feature Man and a Woman playing Tennis. A First Day Cover with a postmark of Melbourne (Venue City ) was also released.
Come Summer and a whole lot of sporting events take place in Great Britain which are captured on a set of five stamps issued by Great Britain on 02 Aug 1994. The Wimbledon with strawberries and Lord’s Cricket Test Match are great summertime events in Great Britain.
The 12th Asian Games were held in Jakarta – Indonesia from 24 Aug to 04 Sep 1962. A total of 1,460 Competitors from 12 Nations participated in 88 events in 13 Sports.
Afghanistan released a set of stamps to commemorate winners of events at the 4th Asian Games. The Stamps feature Mohamad Ibrahim Kederi an Afghan wrestler who won a Gold medal at 4th Asian Games,Tennis Player, Shot Putter and Javelin Thrower.The stamps were issued on 02 Sep 1963.