Anchorman Will Ferrell grills Federer at Australian Open

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THERE WASN'T MUCH to say about Roger Federer's 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 demolition of Slovenia's Aljaz Bedene at the Australian Open this morning, so on-court interviewer John McEnroe improvised and asked actor Will Ferrell to do the honours.

Federer began his sensational 2017 with a victory at the Australian Open, after missing of most of 2016 with a knee injury.

'I think my dream was always to play a long time on tour. a few guys did that and that inspired me really. The controversial star will go on to play No. 14-seeded Anastasija Sevastova, who knocked her out of last year's US Open in the first leg of her comeback tour.

Federer won the first set in 26 minutes against the Slovenian and claimed the second on his fourth set point as Bedene raised his level.

“Im hoping for it to go well again, Im not sure it can go this well because previous year was so good. I know how much this crowd means to you, they're an wonderful crowd, but does it get annoying when they just scream, "C'mon Roger" over and over again?

"That is untrue", Federer laughed. I cant control it all. "Last year could have been my favourite year of my whole career".

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"I didn't expect to play this well and come back as the defending champion this year but I'll take it".

Wawrinka – a three-time Grand Slam victor had a mid-match wobble before eliminating Lithuanias Ricardas Berankis 6-3, 6-4, 2- 6, 7-6 (7/2) in 2hr 47min on Hisense Arena. It's just great to be back. It was great to see Johnny Mac, too.

Novak Djokovic, a less controversial bracket buster than Sharapova, swept Donald Young 6-1, 6-2, 6-4.

Even though the Serbian former World No.1 one has been out of action for six months he looked in good shape. "I'm happy I dodged some questions there".

Although he definitely seemed worn out as the match wore on, Djokovic looked relatively comfortable in his first Grand Slam in over six months.

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