In freakish scenes following the Swiss maestro's 6-3 6-4 6-3 win over Aljaz Bedene on Tuesday night, the Hollywood icon walked onto the court and stole the limelight from the 19-time grand slam champion with an interview as awkward as what you'd expect given the role he's played that will define the actor's legacy. "I am not sure it will go that well because I'm a year older, Rafa's looking in tip-top shape and other guys are coming back".
"Last year was a fairytale and I can't control everything". "I was hoping I could play at that level".
On Tuesday, Federer beat Slovenian Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 in the Round of 128 and looked prime for a deep run in the first Grand Slam of 2018.More news: Abu Sayyaf releases 2 Indonesian kidnap victims
Djokovic, who will play world No. 39 Gael Monfils in the second round, was delighted to win at Melbourne Park.
"Not if they're fast enough", Ferrell noted. "There is no better place for me to start playing after six months away than here in Australia".
Stan Wawrinka's comeback tournament ended with a second-round loss to Tennys Sandgren.
No. 6 Karolina Pliskova, No. 8 Caroline Garcia and No. 9 Johanna Konta will all be in action against unseeded competition in Beatriz Haddad Maia, Marketa Vondrousova and Bernarda Pera, respectively.More news: Wife pranks husband years after her death with plastic pot plant
The Canadian, who tore his right calf muscle in October not long after returning from wrist surgery, lost 6-7 (5-7) 7-5 6-4 7-6 (7- 4) to the world number 86. "I admire that. I take pleasure out of him making that shot even though for a second I thought that this could have been the match point I had and end up losing the match". It was a nice day. "I didn't still reply to a lot of people". "He's a little bit afraid of me", he said.
"So I have been walking through the streets dressed as numerous characters I have played in films, and people still aren't recognising me".
Clearly cooked from an intense match, Federer apologised for a somewhat rambling answer when asked first up what the difference between him and Gasquet was, prompting a sly sledge from interviewer Jim Courier of Channel Seven.
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