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Lewis Hamilton refused entry to Wimbledon Royal Box

Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton was refused entry to the Royal Box for the Men's Wimbledon final because of a "misunderstanding" over the dress code.

Lewis Hamilton shared this snap in the hours before the Wimbledon final. Credit: Instagram/Lewis Hamilton

The 30-year-old had shared a picture from the All England Club saying he was "honoured" to have been invited to watch the showdown between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer from the Royal Box.

But Hamilton did not take his seat and left SW19 before Djokovic beat Federer in a four-set thriller.

The racing star's spokesperson confirmed that he was turned due to an "unfortunate misunderstanding regarding the dress code at Wimbledon".

"Lewis is very disappointed to have missed the men’s final," he added.

Men who are invited to the Royal Box are expected to wear a tie, jacket and shoes.

In pictures posted before he left Wimbledon, Hamilton was wearing a hat but did not appear to have a tie or a jacket on.

A Wimbledon spokesman confirmed that the driver had left before the final ended, but would not comment directly on whether the driver's attire was to blame.

Djokovic wins Wimbledon title in four sets

Novak Djokovic is champion. Credit: PA

Novak Djokovic dashed Roger Federer's hopes of winning a record eighth Wimbledon crown as the Serb ripped up the script to defend his title at the All England Club.

Federer's form had suggested he was capable of clinching his first grand slam success since 2012 but Djokovic ousted the Swiss for the second year running to win 7-6 (7/1) 6-7 (10/12) 6-4 6-3.

A stunning second-set tie-break went Federer's way on Centre Court but Djokovic was irresistible thereafter, sealing his ninth major triumph, which now includes three at Wimbledon.


Hollywood stars arrive to watch Wimbledon final

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. Credit: PA

Celebrities better known for appearances in Hollywood stars arrived at SW19 to watch Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic battle it out in the Wimbledon final.

Benedict Cumberbatch. Credit: PA

Benedict Cumberbatch, Bradley Cooper and Hugh Grant were in the Royal Box on Centre Court alongside a host of former Wimbledon champions. Sherlock star Cumberbatch, 38, was joined by his father Timothy, while 54-year-old Grant was sat with TV executive Anna Eberstein, the mother of one of his three children. Oscar nominee Cooper, 40, was in the exclusive box after previously sitting with Federer's camp during the tournament.


Jamie Murray loses Wimbledon men's doubles final

Jamie Murray (left) and John Peers with their runners'-up trophy Credit: Adam Davy / PA Wire

Jamie Murray and his Australian partner John Peers have lost the Wimbledon men's doubles final in straight sets.

They were beaten 7-6, 6-4, 6-4 by fourth seeds Jean-Julien Rojer from the Netherlands and Horia Tecau from Romania.

Murray and Peers have earned £170,000 as runners-up.

His brother Andy and sister-in-law Kim stood and applauded from the stands as the pair left the court.

Williams wins sixth Wimbledon championship

Serena Williams grew into the game. Credit: PA

Garbine Muguruza was no match for Serena Williams in the end, as the American earned her sixth Wimbledon championship.

The young Spaniard started well, but Williams began to dominate, taking the first set 6-4.

Williams looked set to ease to the win when she was 5-1 up in the second, but Muguruza fought back to 5-4, but Williams broke back to win 6-4.

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