- Do you get exhausted of fans screaming "C'mon, Roger"? The 36-year-old enjoyed the good fun with Ferrell as well.
"It's great to be here with Roger Federer and John Mackintosh", he began, much to McEnroe's amusement, before asking Federer a series of wonderfully weird questions.
- Have you ever tasted it [wombat meat]? Here's how it panned out. " and "are you a vampire or a witch?".
Federer was also subjected to an apparently impromptu interview from comedy actor Will Ferrell, who asked if the tennis legend was "like a silky gazelle" or if he ate wombat meat.
Roger Federer: Maybe, maybe not.
Ferrell said: "Not if they're fast enough".
RF: Ahh I don't like those. I have not (eaten it). The national food of Australia. But does it get annoying when they just scream, "Come on Roger, come on Roger" [Australian accent] over and over again. I don't know where my mind was. At an older age, you start forgetting your name sometimes.
Then, in a line created to warm the hearts of Anchorman fans everywhere, Ferrell signed off the only way he could after such a sterling performance. It was signature Federer and he closed out the match with a signature forehand cross-court victor.
Aiava told reporters later on: "The fact that she referenced me to Serena gives me a lot of confidence in myself".
'I will keep working hard and see what happens at the end'.
The Swiss great thrilled the centre court night crowd with an exquisite curving forehand down the line and past Bedene for another service break early in the final set.
Maria 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.
'I think my dream was always to play a long time on tour. a few guys did that and that inspired me really.
Federer was in the middle of a post-game interview with the legendary John McEnroe in Melbourne when Ferrell showed up in character as the beloved Anchorman newscaster Ron Burgundy to ask Federer a thing or two. "Totally different. Will Ferrell is a bit more intense, I thought".
"2017, I have said goodbye already, I am not looking back", she said after a forgettable last season that saw her relinquish the number one spot and slide down the rankings.