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Australian Open: Federer enters second round

Australian Open: Federer enters second round

"I think we do deserve more".

Both the Romanian and her 17-year-old wildcard opponent needed on-court medical attention before the top seed ran out a battling 7-6 (7/5), 6-1 victor.

Federer rolls in straight sets.

Federer said it was a bit of fun and didn't know the Ferrell would take the microphone.

The French tennis star is fresh off of a title win at the Qatar Open.

Both won their first-round matches in the late-afternoon sunshine here: Djokovic defeating Donald Young, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4, in Margaret Court Arena, and Wawrinka defeating Ricardas Berankis, 6-3, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (2), in - Arena. Djokovic will now face France's World No. 39 Gael Monfils in the second round on Thursday.

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova lost 6-3, 4-6, 10-8 to Andrea Petkovic.

Asked about his serve, Djokovic said: "The second serve was very, very good". But Sharapova, with eight winners and two breaks of serve, clinched the set 6-4.

Treading carefully, he denied that he personally had brought up the subject of a potential boycott of the Australian Open. Halep trailed 5-2 in the first set. She also twisted her ankle in the second set, but bounced back to take it 6-1.

The former world No 1 did not want to confirm that his plan is to form a breakaway union but he left little doubt that there will be further occasions when the players ask to be left alone.

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It was signature Federer and he closed out the match with a signature forehand cross-court victor. Comedian Will Ferrell stepped out of the crowd and, slipping into character as Ron Burgundy, conducted the post-match interview.

"[It was] a surprise". I just didn't allow it to happen.

"I haven't met him a lot, to be honest".

'I was absent for one month maximum ever since I started so it was different. At the end, I realised he is still actually there. That's when he walked out onto centre court. Angelique Kerber, after thrashing compatriot Anna-Lena Friedsam in straight sets, tried her hand at virtual tennis.

"It was a fun interview, I thought".

'It has been a long period without tennis for me. "Like I never stopped - and it was really enjoyable".

Some found the questions hilarious while others were upset that he appeared to steal the spotlight away from the 19-time Gran Slam champion. Others aiming for the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup, be scared. "But I did feel nerves, and I did feel a bit skeptical whether I'm going to be able to continue playing as well as I have the last couple weeks in the practice sessions".

"The top guys aren't out for how they can squeeze more money for themselves", South African Anderson was quoted as saying in various media reports.

"I have absolutely nothing to talk about all the political things in the tour right now".


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