MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) – Maybe Roger Federer is not as famous as we thought.
It turns out that even he must wear his identification of the tournament to get where he tries to go in the Australian Open.
Rules are rules, after all.
And what if Federer is a six-time champion at Melbourne Park … the owner of 20 Grand Slam titles in total … a man who has spent more weeks in number 1 than any other … and one of the most recognizable? sportsmen on the planet?
A video showing Federer being held by a security guard in a hallway outside a locker room at the Grand Slam tournament toured Twitter on Saturday, drawing a mixture of awe and amusement.
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Roger Federer through the years.
MARSEILLE, FRANCE – FEBRUARY 2: Roger Federer of Switzerland returns to Carlos Moya of Spain to qualify for the second round of the Open 13 Tennis tournament on February 2, 1999 in Marseille, France. Federer won 7-6 (1), 3-6, 6-3. (Photo by Georges Gobet / AFP / Getty Images)
February 22, 2000: Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a setback during the AXA Cup 2000 at the London Arena in Docklands, London. (Photo by Clive Brunskill / Allsport)
(GERMANY OUT) Australian Open 2001 in Melbourne (Photo by Claus Bergmann / ullstein bild via Getty Images)
Roger Federer of Switzerland holds the Wimbledon trophy after defeating Australia's Mark Philippoussis in his men's final match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships on July 6, 2003 in Wimbledon, south London. Federer won 7-6, 6-2, 7-6. (Photo by Thomas Coex / AFP / Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA: Roger Federer, the number one tennis player in the Swiss world, is retiring after beating Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia in his Tennis Masters Cup match in Shanghai, November 15, 2005. Federer won the match 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (7/4). (Photo by Mark Ralston / AFP / Getty Images)
CUDDALORE, INDIA: The Swiss tennis player and the UNICEF Goodwill Ambbadador, Roger Federer, interact with children in a shelter for people affected by the December 2004 tsunami, in Cuddalore, in the state of Tamil Nadu, in the southeast of India, December 22, 2006. More than 200,000 people lost their lives in the 2004 tsunami that hit the Indian Ocean coast, 8,000 of them in Tamil Nadu. UNICEF has been working on relief and recovery in 8 countries since the tsunami, building shelters and also running health and nutrition programs, drinking water, education and child protection. (Photo by Strdel / AFP / Getty Images)
Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts during his last men's game against Andy Murray of Great Britain at the US Open tennis tournament on September 8, 2008 at the USTA National Tennis Center in New York City. Federer won the first two sets of the US Open final 6-2 and 7-5 over Murray as the second Swiss offer for his 13th Grand Slam title and his fifth consecutive crown at the US Open. (Photo by Timothy A. Clary / AFP / Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 31: Roger Federer of Switzerland poses with the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup in the players' locker room after winning the last men's match against Andy Murray of Great Britain during the fourteenth day of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park On January 31. 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill / Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 8: Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates after winning his final match of Gentlemen & # 39; s Singles against Andy Murray of Great Britain on the thirteenth day of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 8, 2012 in London England (Photo by Clive Brunskill / Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 23: Professional tennis player Roger Federer attends the ATP Legacy celebration at the Waldorf Astoria on August 23, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil / Getty Images)
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In the clip, you see the guard indicating to Federer that he was missing his accreditation pbad from the Australian Open. Players, coaches, officials, members of the media and others receive laces with badges that have a name, a photo, tournament role and a barcode that can be scanned at security checkpoints.
Federer did not argue. He remained patient, waiting until the members of his entourage joined. It was then that he was allowed to proceed and pbad through the door.
Saturday was a practice day for Federer at Melbourne Park.
He is scheduled to face Stefanos Tsitsipas in the fourth round on Sunday.
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