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‘Are you a member?’

Updated on: 10 December,2022 10:06 AM IST  |  London
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Tennis ace Roger Federer questioned by Wimbledon security recently

‘Are you a member?’

Roger Federer


Roger Federer has only been retired for three months but the eight-time Wimbledon champion is having to get used to ordinary life including being turned away unrecognised at the All England Club. The 41-year-old Swiss legend revealed to American TV programme, The Daily Show, a security guard succeeded where many an opponent failed on the grass of Wimbledon beating him without a ball being hit in anger. “I didn’t want to tell Wimbledon that I was going to maybe be there,” said Federer. 


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“I drive up to the gate, where usually guests come in,” he said. “I quickly go out and speak to the security lady. And she [says], ‘Do you have a membership card?’ I’m like, ‘Uh, we have one?’ Because when you win Wimbledon, you become a member automatically.” Federer explained to her he did not have his membership card on him. “She [says], ‘Yeah, but you have to be a member,’ recounts Federer. He eventually succeeded in entering on the other side of the All England Club—only due to a member of the public drawing attention to the fact he was there to the security guards.


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