ROGER FEDERER denied being a VAMPIRE after cruising by way of to the Australian Open second spherical.
The Melbourne champion beat one-time Brit Aljaz Bedene 6-Three 6-Four 6-Three in 99 minutes to earn a second-round conflict with Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff.
He was “interviewed” after the match by movie star Will Ferrell, who requested whether or not his supreme type on the age of 36 was right down to him being a witch or a vampire.
Federer didn’t chunk on both choice, however stated: “My dream was all the time to play for a very long time on tour.
“I didn’t count on myself to play this nicely and are available again as a defending champion this yr.
“I used to be serious about what occurred final yr. It was my favorite event of the yr, fingers down.
“Being again in Melbourne is a tremendous feeling.”
UK citizen Bedene was representing his birthplace of Slovenia once more for the primary time at a Grand Slam since deciding to cease taking part in beneath the British flag.
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The world No51 did nothing to shame both nation however merely didn’t have sufficient to hassle the Swiss grasp.
5-time Aussie Open king Federer served too nicely, hitting 12 aces and providing Bedene solely two break factors to have a look at, and performed with managed aggression all through.
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While Federer may be enjoying Oz, John McEnroe is having a nightmare after losing his bags on the flight from America.
The one-time Australian Open semi-finalist is having to commentate in his sweats as opposed to a more traditional suit.
ESPN presenter Chris Fowler said: “Have to find ways to reach customer service these days so @qantas – find my guy John McEnroe’s lost bag! It’s been a day and a half!
“‘We have no idea’ isn’t good enough. It was a nonstop flight from LA! YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS! The man needs his suits for TV.”