Will Ferrell's Ron Burgundy Crashes Interview With Roger Federer at Australian Open

Roger Federer faced some tough questions from Will Ferrell's iconic "Anchorman" character.

Djokovic lost in the second round here past year, but won five of the previous six Australian Open titles.

And while Federer will hope to continue his streak of playing in the evening, the 36-year-old believes he could have dealt with the heat if he had to. "It's amusing how, when a less-experienced player is up 5-1 in the final set, they're nearly, you know, the pressure is on them to close it out".

Federer, the defending champion, is the overwhelming favourite to repeat as victor at Melbourne Park and add Grand Slam title No. 20 to his illustrious career.

Gunning for a seventh Australian Open title, he was glad to be back at the coal face, having missed the competitive edge.

"Obviously I wanted to start with the right intensity, which I have", Djokovic said.

"I just wanted to play the match and win it".

Wawrinka argued neither his game nor his fitness were anywhere near where he would want them to be but he battled well to beat Ricardas Berankis 6-3 6-4 2-6 7-6 (7/2). "I am not sure it will go as well (as 2017) because I'm a year older, Rafa's looking in tip-top shape and others guys are coming back".

"There's not the same increases any more so the players must rally and get together again and put in the effort and the tournaments know that and will only react when we do so so we're ready to do it".

Japan's Yuichi Sugita celebrates after defeating United States' Jack Sock during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018.

"I cherish these moments".

"I learned what it feels like to be on the ground and seeing life from the ground, and I'm not shying away from any part of that", she said. I would like to see more players just being really themselves in front of the press, being more relaxed about it, not worrying so much about making mistakes.

Fellow former world number one Angelique Kerber, who won the tournament in 2016, was also impressive in dismissing Anna-Lena Friedsam 6-0, 6-4.

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