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Tennis legend Roger Federer tells funny story when he was denied Wimbledon entry  

Tennis great Roger Federer, who bagged 20 Grand Slam titles, including sweeping Wimbledon eight times, talked about a recent incident in which he was turned away from Wimbledon because he was not carrying his membership card with him.

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New Delhi: Tennis great Roger Federer, who bagged 20 Grand Slam titles, including sweeping Wimbledon eight times, talked about a recent incident in which he was turned away from Wimbledon because he was not carrying his membership card with him.

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The Swiss star admitted during an appearance on The Daily Show with Trevor Noa that he had travelled to London for a doctor’s visit and then chose to go to Wimbledon thereafter. The 41-year-old wasn’t sure which gate to access because he hadn’t informed the event’s organisers that he would be there, so he sought assistance from a security guard. Federer also attended Wimbledon for the first time that year.

Federer was stopped from entering Wimbledon as he had no membership card with him.

“When the event is not going on, I have not really been to Wimbledon. So I drive up to the gate, where guests often enter, where you would arrive, and then you go up. I immediately went out and spoke to the security officer after telling my coach, who was with me at the moment. I know how to do this.”

“After that, I exit and say, “Yes, hello. I was just wondering how I may get into Wimbledon.” You’re aware of where the door is. Which way is the gate?

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“Yes, do you have a membership card?” she asks. I ask, “Do we have one?” When you win Wimbledon, you become a member automatically. I’m not really familiar with membership cards.

They most likely reside somewhere at home. And I had just returned from a trip. So I was clueless. Since I don’t have my membership card, I respond, “No. I just want to know how I can get in.”

However, you must be a member. I suddenly feel panicked as I give her one more look. I still find it hard to believe I said that because I still regret it. I then said, “I’ve won this event eight times,” as I turned to face her. Believe me, please. I belong there. “And how can I enter?” said Federer.

 

 

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