Federer Faces Ferrell In Tough Interview

Sixth seed Karolina Pliskova and eighth seed Caroline Garcia also progressed, in contrast to the other side of the draw that saw Venus Williams, Sloane Stephens and Coco Vandeweghe crash out on Monday.

Federer earned a break of serve in the fifth game of the opener, paving the way to get over the line with his third set point.

Defending champion Roger Federer defeated Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany in straight sets to book his place in the third round of the Australian Open in Melbourne.

Fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev overcame a mid-match lull to advance to the third round with a 6-1 6-3 4-6 6-3 win over fellow German Peter Gojowczyk and will now face a next generation clash with South Korean talent Chung Hyeon following his 7-6 (7-4) 6-1 6-1 success over Daniil Medvedev of Russian Federation.

Day 2 of the Australian Open didn't have as many upsets as it could have, but it certainly was entertaining.

Federer, who insists he is too old at 36 to be rated the tournament favourite, put away the 51st-ranked Slovenian with a catalogue of his signature shot-making.

Sharapova hit 14 winners to her opponent's two in the first set, breaking her serve thrice.

"I played ideal 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.

However, Federer, who has won this competition five times, remained composed to recover and force a tiebreak, which he took 7-4.

This is a big test to play Gael in the second round. The most interesting post-match interview in the history of tennis was done.

The Australian Open went from sweaty to freakish last night when United States comedian Will Ferrell stepped in to interview Roger Federer after his first round win.

"[It was] a surprise".

"Maybe, maybe not", Federer said. "That was fun. I haven't met him a lot, to be honest".

It's a little surprising that someone gave the ok for Will Ferrell to go out there and do his surreal bits with the athlete immediately after a match like that, so it's great that Roger Federer was such a good sport for the surprise celebrity interview.