Djokovic honored by Serbia postal service
For the first time in its history, the Serbian national postal service puts an athlete on its stamps to honor tennis' world number one Novak Djokovic.
Tennis' world number one Novak Djokovic said Friday that the Serbia national postal service has honored him by launching a series of stamps featuring him and his sports achievements.
"I'm humbled!" Djokovic said on Twitter.
"An honor to receive my very own Serbian stamp. Thank you to my generous country for this rare gift!"
An honor to receive my very own Serbian stamp. Thank you to my generous country for this rare gift! I’m humbled!! Excited to share we’ll partner with the Serbian National Postal Service on @novakfoundation projects for every child to have the opportunity to attend preschool 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/Ww8Zma95NU— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) December 17, 2021
The Post of Serbia presented the stamps titled "Tennis: Novak Djokovic, the world racket number one" at an event on Thursday.
The postal service said it was the first time it had put an athlete on stamps, which were designed by Boban Savic, an illustrator from Serbia.
"The stamps represent an athlete... the best tennis player of today and the best athlete in the history of Serbian sports," a Serbia Post statement expressed.
Djokovic is also a "great humanist and philanthropist" the statement said, in reference to the star's education foundation that "helped reconstruct 48 kindergartens and supported more than 2,200 teachers in their work throughout Serbia."