Australian Open: How the weather affects players and performance

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On Tuesday, Federer beat Slovenian Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 in the Round of 128 and looked prime for a deep run in the first Grand Slam of 2018. "Don't they get eaten at the end?"

Earlier in the week the USA star provided a memorable post-match interview, questioning Swiss maestro Roger Federer in his famous Anchorman persona of newsreader Ron Burgundy.

Comedian Will Ferrell's trip down under to the Australian Open may have ignited a festering ambition to star in a tennis movie.

"My dream was always to play a long time on tour and we had a few guys playing a long time and I think that inspired me", he said post-match.

Struff looked good in his opening match and clearly has some shotmaking ability that's needed to counter somebody like Federer.

These two have played once, which was in the 2016 Halle Open, a match Federer won in straight sets.

The defending champion revealed that he asked to play at night, but there were no guarantees that he would be granted his wish.

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"I was thinking back a lot about what happened last year because it was my favourite tournament last year hands down", he said after the win.

Will then inquired, "Quick question Roger, you're 36-years-old, you seem ageless, are you a witch or a vampire?"

"Maybe. Maybe not" said a cautious Federer.

The Swiss ace had an extremely successful 2017 campaign following the above schedule, going on to win seven titles - including the Australian Open and Wimbledon - and taking his tally of slams to 19. After some back-and-forth banter about tasting the meat, Ferrell quipped: "It is delicious, the national food of Australia". "I wish they would let loose and be themselves".

As Ferrell made his way out, he finished with a spin on Burgundy's signature sign-off: "You stay classy, Melbourne".

"If I can get a first serve in, it's heaven". The No. 2 player int he world faces German Jan-Lennard Struff at 7 a.m. Wednesday in a Round of 64 matchup in Melbourne.

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