Will Ferrell channels Ron Burgundy in hilarious interview with Roger Federer

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"I was a bit scared", Federer joked.

The Swiss defending champion won two grand slams in 2017 and progressed to the second round in Melbourne after a 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 win against Bedene this morning. "Maybe not. Don't they get eaten at the end?"

Roger Federer was in for quite a surprise when Will Ferrell stepped onto the court of the Australian Open tennis tournament on Sunday and started interviewing the tennis legend as his "Anchorman" character Ron Burgundy.

Tennis fan Ferrell is a US Open regular and attended Day One Monday in Melbourne.

"I'm anxious it won't be as good as last year, I'm a year older and guys are coming back".

World No 94 Marterer reached the third round with a 6-4 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 3-6 6-3 over Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco.

Even though the Serbian former World No.1 one has been out of action for six months he looked in good shape.

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But somehow, for some reason, last night Ferrell trotted out onto centre court at Rod Laver Arena to snatch a microphone and playfully interview Roger Federer.

"If you want to get to the top, you've got to be able to play in all conditions, but sure it has helped to play now rather than during the day".

Roger debunked the suggestion before asking if he should try the meat, to which Will replied, "It is delicious - the national food of Australia".

Djokovic has won of five of the past six Australian Opens, losing in the second round in 2017, so it seems insane to call him an underdog.

Roger Federer has urged his fellow professionals to act themselves and not as robots during media interviews to keep tennis interesting for the sporting public. "I wish they would let loose and be themselves".

Struggling Swiss former victor Stan Wawrinka's Australian Open campaign is over after a convincing second round defeat by American Tennys Sandgren on Thursday, while compatriot Roger Federer advanced smoothly to the third round. He will next face Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff.

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