22 January, 2018
Defending champion Roger Federer was quickly into his majestic stride with a straight-sets win over Slovenian Aljaz Bedene in his opening match at the Australian Open on Tuesday. With the Melbourne heat the top-trending topic, Courier did not hesitate to roast Federer probing if the Swiss had specifically asked for night games in comparatively "better conditions".
His trickiest adversary might have been a cringe-worthy post-match engagement with actor Will Ferrell.
Five-time tournament victor Roger Federer produced an assured display to down world No. 55 Jan-Lennard Struff 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the second round of the 2018 Australian Open on Thursday.
The 28-year-old, who previously represented Great Britain before switching back to his country of birth this year, could only fashion two break point opportunities all night.
"There are maybe 60 guys asking for stuff and I am one of those guys, yes", said the 19-time grand slam champion. The Australian Open is well underway in Melbourne, and thus the broadcasting team is taking every opportunity they can to spice up the moments in their non-stop coverage that aren't filled with the dotted silence of tennis actually being played. Federer ventured before being asked whether he was a witch or a vampire and if his age-defying performances were down to a diet of wombat meat.More news: Kentucky native Damien Harris will return to Alabama for his senior year
RF: "They remind me of my name, it's good". Actually I saw him when I started the match, then I totally forgot he sat there. "That's when he walked out onto center court".
"People seemed to enjoy themselves". "I wanted to start with the right intensity, which I have, played flawless tennis in the first couple of sets".
"My dog doesn't even realise who I am, so, you know, nothing changes at home". I just want Will and his freaky sense of humor to be a more frequent presence in the culture.
"I kind of tried to absorb the atmosphere a little bit". "He stood there, didn't look at me, just was like focusing on the questions". "I want to. go out there and do some damage". I am happy to stay in the same routine.