This FDC from Royal Mail commemorates an event that many people thought they would never see: a British Wimbledon champion!
Andy Murray, born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1987, won the Wimbledon Tennis Championship in 2013. He won in straight sets over Novak Djokovic, 6–4, 7–5, 6–4. His victory was the first by a British player since the great Fred Perry won in 1936.
The FDC consists of 4 stamps: 2 stamps featuring Andy in action, and 2 stamps in his moment of triumph with the tournament trophy.
Country: United Kingdom
Date: 8th August 2013
It has been a long, hard road for Brits at Wimbledon. Andy has followed in the footsteps of Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski in the modern era, reaching the final in 2012 (losing to Roger Federer), before stepping into the history books with his win in 2013.
The ever-present rivalry between England and Scotland has not made life easy for Andy; the London-based media would proclaim him a Brit whenever he won, but a Scot when he lost. I hope his victory now makes him a firm favourite north and south of the border.
This is the second time in 2 years that Andy has appeared on a UK stamp. Royal Mail issued an Andy Murray stamp in 2012 when he won the tennis gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics. During the Olympics, Royal Mail issued a stamp for every GB gold medal winner – and they did so within 24 hours of them taking the podium.
The insert provides more images of Andy’s historic Wimbledon win.