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Published: Fri, January 19, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

No alarms for Roger Federer in melbourne


Defending Australian Open champion Roger Federer has come through his second-round challenge against Jan-Lennard Struff unscathed, courtesy of a straight-sets victory in Melbourne.

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.

Ferrell has made a number of appearances over the years as Burgundy, a character he portrayed in 2004's Anchorman and again in 2013 in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.

Will also concluded that Roger seemed "a little bit afraid of him" during his surprise on-court interview with the sports star following his first-round match.

"Maybe? Maybe not. A gazelle, don't they get eaten at the end?"

"Not if they're fast enough", Ferrell remarked.

Federer laughed, replying: "Maybe, maybe not".

Flawless Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic stamped their mark on the Australian Open on Tuesday with focused former champion Maria Sharapova also successfully negotiating the first round after her drug ban.

The U.S. funnyman's line of questioning then got even more freakish as he said, "There's a rumor in the men's locker room that you love coming to play in Melbourne and your secret to fitness is you only eat wombat meat". "Quick question, Roger", Ferrell continued, "You're 36 years old, you seem ageless".

Ferrell, who is due to fly out of the country on Friday, said he'd enjoyed his four-day Australian Open holiday, watching the live action and travelling out to the Yarra Valley between sessions. Had this been a more pressing match for the tennis great, it would've been interesting to see his responses to Ferrell's off-the-wall jokes, and whether or not he would have had that same good humor.

"It was a fun interview, I thought. Is that true?" he asked.

"My dream was always to play a long time on tour and we had a few guys playing a long time and I think that inspired me", he said post-match.

"Walking out here. being back here in Melbourne is an unbelievable feeling and hopefully I can keep it going a little bit longer".

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