Roger Federer recalls the moment he was BARRED from entering Wimbledon two weeks ago, despite having won the tournament eight times.
- Roger Federer (41), a retired tennis star, was recently dropped from Wimbledon
- He Security didn’t recognize eight-time winner because he didn’t have his membership certificate.
- Federer unsuccessfully pleaded his cause, but was eventually let in by another.
- Trevor Noah, a close friend from Switzerland, heard the tale from a Swiss master.
Roger Federer, the tennis legend, has recalled the funny moment he was denied entry to Wimbledon despite being famous for his exploits on Wimbledon’s centre court.
The 41-year-old, who is an eight-time All England Club singles winner, was in London two weeks ago for a doctor’s appointment.
He They decided to have a meal at the famous sports arena. That’s when the trouble began.
Federer, recalling his epic tale to Trevor Noah on The Daily Show revealed that he was snubbed by Trevor Noah because he didn’t have a membership card.
“I drive up to the gate, where guests usually come in. I get out and tell my coach, who was also there, that I’ll quickly go outside and speak with the security guard. “I got it,” he said.
Roger Federer, tennis icon, recalled the moment he was barred from entering Wimbledon.
“So then, I get out and I’m like: “Hello, how can I get into Wimbledon?” She When I was asked if my membership card was valid, I replied that it was.
“When you win Wimbledon, your automatically become a member.
“I don’t know anything about membership cards. They are probably at home somewhere. I’ve just been traveling, so I didn’t know.
“I told her that I didn’t have my membership card but that I was a member. “I’m just curious where I can get in.”
Federer was left bemused to continue pleading his case, but his plea was not heard.
“I’m like, “No, my name is Joe and I’m a member. I play when I’m here.” It’s the first tournament that’s not happening and I’m there.
Even the fact that Federer is an eight-time All England Club winner wasn’t enough for him to pass the gates. (pictured, with the 2009 trophy).
Federer needed his membership card to gain entry. The security guard, who didn’t recognize Federer, wouldn’t let him go.
“I look at her in panic and say, “I’m sorry, but I have won the tournament eight times, please, believe that I am a member.”
The Swiss maestro tried his luck again at another gate with a different security guard. He was then recognized and allowed entry.
Federer then had tea with the Wimbledon chairman for about an hour before boarding his flight home.
He was a 20-time Grand Slam champion and announced his retirement from the sport earlier in the year.