Including six Australian Open, the 20 times singles grand slam winner Roger Federer was stopped by security at Australian Open in Melbourne Park. Federer had to wait for one of his entourage to catch up with him to show his ID. Everyone must carry their accreditation when they are at Melbourne Park.
It looks like the name isn’t enough even for Roger Federer.
A video clip widely circulated on the social network, the guard is indicating Roger Federer that he is missing his Australian Open accreditation pass.
— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 19, 2019
RF without arguing patiently waited for few seconds till his entourage came up to show his pass. That was when he was allowed to proceed through the door.
“I don’t care who you are, mate – you’re not coming in”
— Eurosport UK (@Eurosport_UK) January 19, 2019
Players, coaches, officials, members of the media and others are given lanyards with badges that have a name, a photo, tournament role and a bar code that can be scanned at security checkpoints.
His simplicity was praised by tennis fans around.
Even the GOAT https://t.co/23XfRJtNcX
— David Marques (@Dmarques1988) January 19, 2019
Just the 20 grand slams….. https://t.co/pTtX4oUXAB
— Simon Cambers (@scambers73) January 19, 2019
— Ajit (@ajitwrites) January 19, 2019
Roger👌.. Epitome of gentlemanliness 😊
— Bala T (@BalaTri) January 19, 2019
Roger Federer’s humble reaction to this predicament epitomises why he’s the Great Ever, both on and off the court. What a star…
— Peter Blunden (@PeterBlunden_) January 19, 2019
He’s ROGER GODDAMN FEDERER the greatest tennis player in history, come on man…
— EPITOME OF COOL (@epitomeofcool) January 19, 2019
Well rules are rules! Speaks a lot about his humility as well! But the real hero is the man on duty, doing his job so well. https://t.co/Z4gcLI72CM
— Punit Goenka (@punitgoenka) January 19, 2019