Guest of an American program, Roger Federer recounted the misadventure that happened to him recently on the side of Wimbledon: one of the security guards forbade him to enter the lair of British tennis!
In 2017, a video made the “buzz” during the Rolex Paris Masters, because it showed a security guard asking Rafael Nadal, whom he had not recognized, for his badge to be able to enter the training court. It’s pretty much the same thing that happened two weeks ago to Roger Federer. Currently in the United States, the new Swiss retiree was invited from Daily Show, a famous American satirical show. And he told a tasty anecdote that happened to him with a Wimbledon security guard. “ I had time to kill in London after seeing a doctor for my knees. With Seve (Lüthi, his lifelong coach, nldl), we went to Wimbledon to drink tea there begins the man with 20 Grand Slam tournaments. And this is where things get complicated, because the eight-time winner of the mythical grass tournament did not have his membership card, and he was not recognized by the security guard.
Federer wouldn’t say he won Wimbledon
Roger Federer says the following: “When you win Wimbledon, you automatically become a member. So I said to her: “No, I don’t have my membership card, but I am a member and I wonder where I can enter”, and she answered me: “Yes, but you must be a member”. I said, “I’m asking you again where I can get in,” and she said, “On the other side, but you have to be a member.” So I look at her one last time and I’m so sorry, I couldn’t believe and I still can’t believe I said that and because I still feel bad about it. I look at her and say, “I’ve won this tournament eight times. Please believe me, I am a member! » When I said I had won eight Wimbledon times, for a split second I wasn’t sure it was eight anymore because I thought to myself “was it seven, was it eight? I do not know “. But I said it when I never speak like that. (…) Then I decided to go through another door, and there, a passer-by recognized me and asked me for a selfie. I said “Oh yes”. Then a member of security let me in and I was able to share a moment with the bosses of the club.