Federer requested night match to avoid Melbourne scorcher

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When you've got a legend on court at the end of a match at the end of an Australian Open match it's only right that you let him interview Roger Federer but was it Will Ferrell or Ron Burgundy on the mic? "Doesn't mean it's going to go in, but I have - yeah, I don't have much of a backhand". The Australian Open is well underway in Melbourne, and thus the broadcasting team is taking every opportunity they can to spice up the moments in their non-stop coverage that aren't filled with the dotted silence of tennis actually being played.

AFTER schooling his rivals on court for years, now Roger Federer is advising his "robotic" peers to present themselves better off court.

The interview, which was most likely the most freaky Federer has experienced, followed his win last night where he continued the longest first-round winning streak in tennis, easing past Slovenian Aljaz Bedene to make it 19 successive tournament-opening wins at the Australian Open.

He then went on to ask Federer a series of freakish questions, including whether he would describe his game as a "silky gazelle", and whether Federer was a witch or a vampire.

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"Maybe, maybe not", Federer responded.

However, it what appeared as an unprepared interview, he asked Federer, 36, about the "annoying" crowd cheering his name during the match.

And with one final "Stay classy, Melbourne", that was it. I saw him when I started the match, then I totally forgot he sat there.

"Ron would probably tell Jim to be a little more inebriated in his postmatch interviews", he said.

"Today was extremely tough to feel that way on the court, to lose that way, even if he was playing well", Wawrinka said. There's TV stuff as well, I don't know what you guys ask for at night.

"I really came without thinking I will be able to play the first match".

"Will Ferrell is a bit more intense, I thought". "I'm happy I dodged some questions there".