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After fans watched Roger Federer take another win on Tuesday, they were surprised to see the tennis superstar be interviewed by Will Ferrell, who channelled his famous Anchorman character.

Roger Federer was treated to a special guest appearance in the aftermath of his first round match at the Australian Open, as comedian Will Ferrell stepped into the Rod Laver Arena. I mean, we are here at the Australian Open, and they always try to compensate the players in a best possible way.

"I honestly can't complain - the ATP is doing a nice job and there's a lot of physios and communication going on from officials towards us players". "Now we got two", he said.

The pair will be meeting for the 19th time.

"You'd rather see that than robots left, right and center".

"Our sport has become an industry", Djovokic, who'll play 21st-seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas on Friday, said.

"I only had surgery five months ago", said Wawrinka, playing his first tournament since Wimbledon.

"I feel like speed golf can improve people's golf and also keep them fit and healthy", he said.

Federer said it was a tough call to make on whether to halt play or not.

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'The moment that happens, there's not the same increases any more, so players have to rally, get back together again, put in the effort.

Former champion Wawrinka only returned from a knee injury in Melbourne and there was plenty of rustiness in his game against the appropriately named Tennys Sandgren, the American taking full advantage to continue his best grand slam performance. The 2014 victor needed four sets to advance on Tuesday beating Ricardas Berankis 6-3, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (2).

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"I played flawless tennis in the first couple of sets and Donald came back in the third set".

And the World number one, Simona Halep fended off teenage wildcard Destanee Aiava to also advance to the second round od the competition.

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Kerber, the 2016 Australian Open champion, had a 6-4, 6-1 win over Donna Vekic before the crowd sang "Happy Birthday" to celebrate her 30th birthday.

"I knew he would go for his shots, so it's a question of focusing on my own serve, protecting that as well as I can, and then getting a break by good defence or maybe he helps me out a little bit".

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