As the crowd broke into rapturous applause, on strode Ferrell, saying in his signature booming voice: "In the immortal words of Ron Burgundy, it's great to be here with two tennis legends, Roger Federer and John McKintosh".
"You'd rather see that than robots left, right and centre".
"I played flawless tennis".
After losing the first set, Struff likely needed a strong start the second to have any chance of staying close to the defending champion, and the German got just that as he looked comfortable in his opening few service games.
The 97th-ranked Sandgren downed ninth seeded Wawrinka 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 and will next play Germany's Maximilian Marterer. Federer, a five-time victor, was able to swerve such conditions, however, after submitting a personal request to tournament officials.
The current Australian Open champion and 19-time major victor said as long as the players kept talking to one another they didn't need a separate players union, as proposed by Djokovic, to push for more money.
Ferrell is no stranger to sports broadcasts, as most of you would be well aware.
Top seed Halep was impressive in seeing off Canada's Eugenie Bouchard 6-2, 6-2 in 65 minutes and quashed any doubts about her fitness following her ankle problem in the third round.
Poor Bedene, no mean performer at world No51, can now at least say he has witnessed Federer's brilliance first hand, having never previously faced him. "That was fun. I haven't met him a lot, to be honest".
"It was a bit of both in the end, but he played a good match". I need to be really patient.
'There's maybe 60 guys asking for stuff, so I'm one of those guys, yes, ' he said after the match. "I wish they would let loose and be themselves".
-Roger Federer feels some of his fellow players should be more relaxed during interviews. It's their call. May be TV decides, I don't know what you guys ask for at night.