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Australian Open 2018 results and bracket: Roger Federer, Simona Halep advance

19 January, 2018, 01:59 | Author: Rachael Silva
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"Walking out here. being back here in Melbourne is an fantastic feeling and hopefully I can keep it going a little bit longer".

The hilarity continued when Ferrell detailed gossip that he made up of the 19-time Grand Slam champion.

"And then try to somehow get a break by good defence or maybe he helps me out a little bit - I think it was a bit of both".

Except it wasn't really Ferrell asking the questions; the star pulled out that deep voice and slipped back into his Anchorman character Ron Burgundy to get the answers the crowd really wanted. "In the immortal words of Ron Burgundy, it's great to be here with two tennis players: Roger Federer and John Macintosh", Ferrell said, poking fun at the name of tennis legend John McEnroe who was by their side. He played his part in entertaining exchanges but Federer, sporting a diagonal pink stripe on his mainly white kit, was in one of those moods when he could strike at will. There are guys like Novak, other guys who they're going to listen to of course, the Aussies.

In the women's bracket, top-ranked Simona Halep fell behind 5-2 in the first set to teenage wild card Destanee Aiava before saving the set and winning it 7-6.

The 36-year-old will next play Richard Gasquet on Saturday and boasts an impressive record against the 29th seed having beaten the Frenchman 16 of the 18 times they've played.


Federer replied with an unreturnable serve out wide and an outrageous down-the-line forehand to close the idea down.

There have been some pretty interesting post-match interviews over the years.

"You're 32 years old, you seem ageless", Ferrell asked Federer. "I wish they would let loose and be themselves".

Djokovic has won of five of the past six Australian Opens, losing in the second round in 2017, so it seems insane to call him an underdog.

The world No. 2 beat Jan-Lennard Struff in straight sets in the final match on the Rod Laver Arena, after a blistering hot day at the first Grand Slam of 2018.

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