Six-time Australian Open champion, Roger Federer might be a legend but that doesn’t mean that he shouldn’t abide by rules. At least his latest actions say so. A clip of Federer stopped by a security guard outside the locker room at Melbourne Park has made its way to the internet and, well, we are simply amazed. In the video, as Roger makes his way towards the locker room, a security guard stops him and indicates that Federer’s Australian Open accreditation is missing.
For the gentleman that he is, Roger didn’t create any scene. He rather patiently waited until he was joined by his team and that’s when he was granted entry inside the locker room. The ID was an essential security requirement since all the players, coaches, officials and members of the media were provided lanyards with badges that have their name, photo, tournament role and a bar code that should be scanned at security checkpoints.
Moral of the story – it doesn’t really matter if you are the owner of 20 Grand Slam titles or you have been felicitated with awards like BBC Sports Personality, Best International Athlete and so on. Rules are rules. Also, Federer has surely learnt his lesson for the day!