Post of Serbia - Postage stamp for the best one – Novak Đoković


Postage stamp for the best one – Novak Đoković

In the presence of Novak Đoković, PE Post of Serbia presented today the unique commemorative postage stamp issue “Tennis: Novak Đoković, first world racket”.

For the first time in the philatelic history of Serbia, the stamps represent an athlete – individual, the best tennis player of today and the best athlete in the history of Serbian sports, a great humanist and philanthropist, whose foundation, among other things, helped reconstruct 48 kindergartens and supported more than 2,200 teachers in their work throughout Serbia.

„It is a great honour for the Post of Serbia to present, in the year that is the most important for Novak Djokovic's career, a philatelic issue dedicated to our best athlete of all times. The Post, as a national institution, thus pays tribute and gratitude to Novak Đoković for his sports achievements and everything he does with his public and humanitarian work for the benefit of the citizens of our country and its reputation in the world. Moreover, through joint work, ideas and commitment, we will strive to contribute to a better life for all our citizens in all fields. We believe that this unique postage stamp will not only mark and preserve its successes for future generations, but will also encourage young people to give their maximum in all spheres of life. With gratitude to Novak for honouring us with his presence today at the ceremony in the PTT Museum, and in the name of the employees of the Post I wish him much more success in his career. I believe that the Novak’s Foundation and the Post of Serbia, which we discussed and agreed on, will work together from today on for the benefit of all citizens”,  said Zoran Đorđević, Acting Director of the Post Serbia

The stamps show Novak Đoković on the tennis court and his sporting successes: 350 weeks at the top of the ATP list, seven times as number 1 at the end of the calendar year, won a total of 20 Grand Slam titles and 37 Masters tournaments, 86 ATP tournaments, the only one in the “open era” of professional tennis who managed to win every Grand Slam at least twice - the Australian Open (9), Roland Garros (2), Wimbledon (6) and the US Open (3) and is the only player in history, after Rod Laver, to have won all four Grand Slam titles in a row, won five times the final masters of the ATP tour, a bronze medal from the Olympic Games in Beijing, the Davis Cup, the ATP Cup and was named the best athlete in the world four times. Artistic realization is done by Boban Savić, creator of stamps for the Post of Serbia.

”Thank you to the Post of Serbia for this initiative, which I experienced as an effort to revive the tradition of writing letters and postcards, and I am glad to be able to contribute to that. Our Foundation receives many letters every day from children and their teachers throughout Serbia, who need help and support in early development and education. We want, and we are committed to that every day, that in the next 10 years, every child in Serbia has access to kindergarten and the conditions to dream and realize their dreams. Together we will try to get the results as soon as possible, and we are glad that more and more partners are joining us, including the Post of Serbia”, pointed out Novak Đoković.