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Sunday, 8 July 2012

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What do you call a Brit at the last day of Wimbledon? A Line-judge.

The final day of Wimbledon - traditionally the day of the mens final - was thrown into controversy early this morning when Andy Murray was refused entry by strict security staff.

Murray - the first British mens finalist for 74 years - was turned away by security staff because his ID badge was out of date by four days. He is due to play Roger Federer in the final from 2pm onwards.

An embarrassed secretary for the All England Club who asked not be named, admitted that because of additional paperwork, British mens players security passes to Centre Court are only valid for the first ten days of the tournament. "Its been the same since the war years, and we've not needed to change it, and to be honest no-one expected a British player to reach the Final day of Wimbledon. They're normally all on the beach by this time - a bit like England footballers on World Cup Final day. Haha."

Security staff told our reporter "If your names not down - your not coming in."

Staff were hurriedly printing an emergency badge, or facing up to the prospect of playing the final on Court 17, in front of 25 spectators and their dogs - standing room only. More as we get it.

Andy Murray is Scottish first, and British second.

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