'Ron Burgundy' Interviews Roger Federer After Australian Open Win

'Ron Burgundy' Interviews Roger Federer After Australian Open Win

Maria Sharapova has stormed her way into the third round of the Australian open after an emphatic 6-1, 7-6 (4) win over 14th seed Anastasija Sevastova.

Six-time victor Djokovic had treatment on his lower back and leg but saw off Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-2 6-3 6-3.

They arrived at this Grand Slam ranked world No.16 and No.48 respectively but with a shared goal - and capability - to rescale former heights.

Federer is coming off an extraordinary 2017, when he won a fifth Australian Open title and a record eighth at Wimbledon, after returning from an injury lay-off.

"I played ideal tennis in the first couple of sets and Donald came back in the third set".

The Russian, like Kerber a former number one, reached the semi-finals in Shenzhen to start the year by getting back into the top 50 but the German's form has been outstanding heading into the year's first major. But she made a meal of it against local hope Destanee Aiava.

Had the temperature reached 40 degrees and Wet Bulb Globe (which takes into account humidity and other factors that adds to the discomfort in high heat) reading exceeded 32.5 degrees, organisers would have stopped play on the outside courts and the roofs closed on the three main courts to provide shade.

Sharapova, back in the top 50 after a 15-month ban for taking the performance-enhancing substance meldonium in Australia in 2016, demonstrated all the shot-making that made her a five-time major victor.

Defending champion Federer, 36, defeat Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 in a night match, his first on Rod Laver Arena since clinching a career-reviving title here previous year.

"I cherish these moments".


"I think there are a lot of things that I need to get better at and improve on", she said.

"It's been a couple of years and I wanted it to be really meaningful to me".

She is now on a 10-match win streak after a flawless early season.

Sloane Stephens, Venus Williams and CoCo Vandeweghe were all eliminated on Monday.

Another Melbourne Park debutant Marton Fucsovics of Hungary is also enjoying his best ever Grand Slam, seeing off Argentine Nicolas Kicker. While the Serbian is still bouncing back from time away due to injury, his vast experience at the Grand Slam in Melbourne is nearly unparalleled. "I feel like I transported myself into the TV this year and I'm finding myself on Rod Laver Arena competing". "She called it out and I was challenging".

Third seeded Garbine Muguruza also makes her bow in an evening match.

No. 9 Johanna Konta beat Madison Brengle, 6-3, 6-1, and will meet another American, Bernarda Pera in the second round.

"I know there's nothing that can replicate playing tournaments and playing matches, no matter what you do, no matter how you train, no matter how you practice", she said.

Dimitrov finished off a 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 0-6, 8-6 win as midnight approached.

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