"Roger, tonight you seemed like a gazelle out there on the court".
- You're 32 years old, you seem ageless. Federer ventured before being asked whether he was a witch or a vampire and whether his age-defying performances were down to a diet of wombat meat.
"In the immortal words of Ron Burgundy, it's great to be here with two tennis legends-Roger Federer and John Macintosh", Ferrell joked, intentionally butchering McEnroe's name.
"I feel they're fearful of you guys (media) just because they feel they have been misinterpreted in the past", he told reporters after his straight sets opening round win over Aljaz Bedene at the Australian Open on Tuesday.
With Federer firing off both wings and moving around the court with characteristic grace, there was precious little Bedene could do to stem the tide, even if he did manage to extend the second set to 40 minutes.
Six-time champion Djokovic and 2014 Australian Open victor Stan Wawrinka earlier made successful returns from injury layoffs with victories in their first matches since Wimbledon. "I didn't still reply to a lot of people". "I want to. go out there and do some damage".
Alexander Zverev and Stan Wawrinka eliminated Thomas Fabbiano and Ricardas Berankis respectively and there were also wins for Dominic Thiem, David Goffin, Tomas Berdych, Fabio Fognini, Richard Gasquet and Sam Querrey.
The world's most recognised athlete is also the world's most interviewed athlete, with the Swiss superstar routinely conducting press conferences in three or four languages after every one of his matches.
"It's $5 I won't get back ..." I was so sad.
"I was already changed into my PJs [after getting home] and thinking, 'Wait a second, where's my blueberries?'"
The photoNovak Djokovic was a man in demand after his easy win over Donald Young. That's when he walked out onto centre court."It was nice to have Hollywood present here in Melbourne, in combination with tennis".
Elsewhere, Rafael Nadal and Grigor Dimitrov will feature on Rod Laver Arena, while Caroline Wozniacki meets Jana Fett in the women's singles.