28 July 2013

Andy Murray on new British stamps




Date of Issue : 8 August 2013

This new issue from Royal Mail will mark the English victory Andy Murray in tennis at Wimbledon with a four stamps issued on August 8, which shows the tennis player to win the cup, and he throws it at various stages. This victory against Novak Djokovic is the first men's singles title for a British tennis player since Fred Perry in 1936.


The Miniature Sheet comprises two First Class and two £1.28 stamps featuring dramatic images from this classic final, including the moment when Murray kissed the famous trophy in celebration.

It also includes the official device of the Wimbledon Championships in its border, and represents the first in a new series of Special Stamp issues to honour most successful sportsmen and women.

The stamp designs :

First Class Stamp (Top left)
Andy Murray kisses the Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Singles trophy in triumph. First presented by the All England Club in 1887, Murray is the first British player to hold this coveted trophy since Fred Perry lifted it in 1936, an incredible 77 years ago.

£1.28 Stamp (Top right)
Murray steps up to return the ball with the absolute concentration and determination that characterised this famous win. In the entire match he made just 21 unforced errors, compared to the 40 that were made by world number one Djokovic.

First Class Stamp (Bottom left)
Andy Murray serves during the final set of his Gentlemen’s Singles final victory over Novak Djokovic. His consistent serving was crucial to his victory, as he won 72% of the points from his massive first service, compared to just 59% for Djokovic.

£1.28 Stamp (Bottom right)
The winner of the 2013 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Singles holds the famous trophy aloft, to the delight of an entire nation. It was all a far cry from the heartbreak of the 2012 final, and as Murray himself said: “Hopefully we can do it all again next year.”

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