Officials at Wimbledon called “fault” on Lewis Hamilton’s attire ahead of today’s men singles final and refused the Formula 1 world champion entry to the Royal Box on centre court, according to reports from ‘Press Association’ and ‘The Telegraph’.
Earlier in the day, Hamilton had posted a photo showing his Royal Box invitation package, saying he was 'honoured' to have received it. He wrote: 'On my way to Wimbledon to watch the final. Honoured to have been invited to watch the men's finals from the Royal Box.'
Hamilton was due to join celebrities including actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Bradley Cooper and Hugh Grant in the exclusive enclosure at the All England Club on Sunday.
But the British racing driver was unable to watch Djokovic win his third Wimbledon title with a four-set victory over Roger Federer because he wasn't wearing a shirt and tie.
A Wimbledon spokesman later said, "If he was not adequately dressed you could infer that he would not have been let in, but we do not comment on our guests. If he came without a jacket, tie or shoes he would have had two choices; not staying or going to get some extra stuff."
Hamilton’s spokesman confirmed he was refused entry on arrival. “Due to an unfortunate misunderstanding regarding the dress code at Wimbledon, Lewis is very disappointed to have missed the men’s final,” said his management.
..... Devashree Goenka