ROGER FEDERER had to blag his way into Wimbledon last month – because a nit-picking security guard did not recognise him.
The Swiss superstar – who retired from playing tennis after September’s Laver Cup – has won the Wimbledon men’s singles championship a record eight times.
Federer was not recognised by a security guard at Wimbledon Federer won Wimbledon eight times
But when he had two hours to kill in London after seeing a doctor having just flown in from a sponsors’ event in Tokyo, a jobsworth steward denied him entry as he did not have his SW19 members’ card.
Speaking on The Daily Show in the US, Federer, 41, said: “I didn’t tell Wimbledon in advance I would be coming. I didn’t know if I would have enough time to go by the Club before flying home.
“But I went there for tea as I had two hours to spare. I drove up to the gate where guests come in. I spoke to this security lady. I told my coach, ‘I’ve got this’.
“I said to her: ‘I’m wondering how I can get into Wimbledon? Where is the door or gate?’