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Federer breezes through opener in Melbourne

Federer breezes through opener in Melbourne

After an introduction by tennis legend John McEnroe, the pair met on the court at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne just after Federer's win against Slovenian player Aljaz Bedene. Federer sealed the victory when Bedene served to stay in the set, a backhand into the net ending a one-sided contest.

On Tuesday night, he got something different.

After Roger Federer's most recent win at the Australian Open, the tennis player received an unexpected gift: an interview with Will Ferrell.

The 36-year-old admitted he fears he is in for disappointment this year after the supreme high of 12 months ago, when he defeated Rafael Nadal in an epic five-set final.

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Sharapova barely missed a beat in her first match in Melbourne since a failed doping test here in 2016 resulted in a 15-month ban from tennis. The 33-year-old LeBlanc was 5-2 with a 4.50 ERA in 50 relief appearances last year for Pittsburgh, which declined his $1.25 million option for 2018.

Djokovic tweaked his service motion while recovering from an injured right elbow, and used it to good effect in a 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 win over Donald Young.

Now, just like Federer in 2016, Djokovic shut down his season after Wimbledon previous year and returned at the Open uncertain about his chances. "I played ideal tennis, like I never stopped". Alexander Zverev, Dominic Thiem, David Goffin, Sam Querrey and Tomas Berdych advanced for the men.

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No. 13 Sam Querrey restored some order for the USA men with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 win over Feliciano Lopez, advancing to the second round.

US Open finalist Madison Keys kept American hopes up as she was one of the only four female players from U.S. to make the second round (Nicole Gibbs, Lauren Davis and lucky loser Bernarda Pera are the others).

He broke Bedene's serve in the fourth game of the first set in which he conceded only three points on his serve.

Halep ended a run of back-to-back first-round exits in Melbourne by beating teenage wild-card entry Destanee Aiava 7-6 (5), 6-1, setting up a match against 2014 Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard. "I didn't know that was going to happen", Federer told the press.

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova lost 6-3, 4-6, 10-8 to Andrea Petkovic. Sharapova is on what feels like a never-ending comeback tour, missing the Australian Open last season after testing positive for meldonium.

Sharapova will next play 14th-seeded Anastasija Sevastova, who beat her at last years U.S. Open.

- Does it get annoying when (the crowd) screams 'come on Roger!' over and over again?


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