Australia honour tennis players, including Pat Cash and Lleyton Hewitt on new stamps

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28 January 2016
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Eleven of Australia’s celebrated singles tennis players are being honoured on stamps issued by Australia Post on 21 January.

Eleven of Australia’s celebrated singles tennis players are being honoured on stamps issued by Australia Post on 21 January.

Players to receive the 2016 Australia Post Legends Award and the stamp honour are:

Pat Cash
Ashley Cooper AO
Roy Emerson
Neale Fraser AO MBE
Evonne Goolagong Cawley AO MBE
John Newcombe AO OBE
Patrick Rafter
Tony Roche AO MBE
Ken Rosewall AM MBE
Frank Sedgman AM
Fred Stolle AO

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Lleyton Hewitt is also honoured to commemorate his retirement from competitive tennis and appointment as the new captain of the 2016 Davis Cup team.

Famous players Rod Laver and Margaret Court do not appear on the new set, since they have already appeared on Australia’s ‘Tennis Legends’ stamps in 2003. Unlike Great Britain, who have already issued five stamps for tennis star Andy Murray, Australia do not issue more than one stamp for a famous person.

Ahmed Fahour, Managing Director & Group CEO, Australia Post, said 'We have such a rich history of talented tennis champions in this country, so it seemed fitting as we celebrate 20 years of the Legends Award, to highlight Australian tennis and some of the inspirational singles players Australia has seen over the decades. The legacy these players have created in the sport of tennis continues to attract and inspire new generations of players to the game.'