‘Gangster’ Security Guard Sends 41-Year-Old Roger Federer Into ‘Panic’ Mode as He Narrates Hysterical Incident With a Tinge of British Accent – ‘She Deserves a Raise’

Published 12/08/2022, 3:26 AM EST
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Who doesn’t know Roger Federer? The name synonym for tennis. He dominated the sport for almost two decades. However, there was a time when the legendary Roger Federer couldn’t get into Wimbledon. Recently, the tennis star was invited as a guest to the daily show with Trevor Noah. And there, he shared a funny anecdote about how he tried to get into Wimbledon unannounced. 

The Swiss maestro has won eight Wimbledon titles, including five in a row from the year 2003 to 2007. 


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A few years back, when the tennis star made sudden plans to have a cup of tea at Wimbledon, a historic but funny incident took place. He was stopped by a security guard for not having a membership. The 20-time Grand Slam champion was quite confident about getting into the club. However, he faced a fearless security guard who was not accepting that he was the actual Roger Federer who won 8 titles there. 

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – NOVEMBER 20: Roger Federer of Switzerland smiles with fans during an exhibition game between Alexander Zverev and Roger Federer at Arena Parque Roca on November 20, 2019 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Marcelo Endelli/Getty Images)

He said, “I’ve just been traveling, so I had no idea. so I’m like no I don’t have my membership card but I am a member. I’m just wondering where I can get in. And she’s yeah but you have to be a member. So, I’m like okay this is going to be difficult here, this one. I’m like no I am a member and normally I’m here so I‌ have to start again, right? So I tell her normally when I’m here I’m playing and there’re loads of people and I come in a different way. And now it’s the first time I’m not here.” 


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The tennis icon recalled how difficult the situation was for him to explain that he had played in Wimbledon but never made a general admittance. However, Federer even told the security guard about the number of Wimbledon titles he has won. Not only that. While talking about the same, the tennis star also got confused about the exact number of Wimbledon titles, raising a question on himself. 

Hearing the story, Trevor Noah praised the security guard and said, “I believe she deserves a raise. She was gangsta about it. She was doing it.”


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And subsequently, the swiss maestro also agreed with the security guard being a total Gangsta for the moment. Nevertheless, Federer then made it to Wimbledon and had his cup of tea after such a long struggle. 



Pratishtha Prakash

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Pratishtha Prakash is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media and Journalism from MIT ADT University, Pune. In the past, she has interned at the sports desk of The Hitavada, a regional English daily newspaper.

Edited By: Hitesh Nigam