Australian Open

Security guard denies Federer access to locker room

2019-01-19 11:57
Roger Federer
Roger Federer (AP)

Melbourne - Security around the Australian Open is always tight and if you don't have ID you're not getting in, no matter who you are - as even Roger Federer found out on Saturday.

He might have been coming here for 20 years but the great man was denied access into the players' lounge by a very plucky security guard when he didn't have his accreditation: no pass, no entry.

Jolly Roger typically displayed exemplary manners and resisted giving the impertinent steward the big "Don't you know who I am?" treatment.

Instead, he stood patiently to one side until coach Ivan Ljubicic turned up with his errant ID to allow him to proceed.

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