Australian Open: I'm loving it, says Roger Federer after Round 1 win

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It was a near miss for the 19-time Grand Slam victor, who holds the record for the most weeks at No. 1 with 302 but has not peaked the rankings since 2012.

Both men seemed to stop at one stage, both assuming they'd won the point, before Struff produced a brilliant lunging victor that Federer couldn't get back.

Earlier in the week the United States star provided a memorable post-match interview, questioning Swiss maestro Roger Federer in his famous Anchorman persona of newsreader Ron Burgundy.

Ferrell, in town for the Australian Open and has been at both day one and day two of the Open, joined the world No. 2 and American tennis great John McEnroe on court.

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"If you want to get to the top you've got to play in all conditions", Federer said, claiming he would have been happy to play the day session because he thought he would "thrive" in that heat.

His trickiest adversary might have been a cringe-worthy post-match engagement with actor Will Ferrell. McEnroe chimed in, "Which one's better?"

The second set was pretty routine for Federer with another break in the seventh game to cruise to the set 6-2.

The 36-year-old will next play Richard Gasquet on Saturday and boasts an impressive record against the 29th seed having beaten the Frenchman 16 of the 18 times they've played.

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Federer laughed, replying: "Maybe, maybe not".

Federer looked aggressive in the second set but Struff held his own until Federer broke his serve in the seventh game, eventually taking the second set by the same score of 6-4.

"A month ago I didn't know if I was going to come to Australia or not because the elbow was still not prepared for this level of competition", said Djokovic, who knelt down and kissed the court on Margaret Court Arena after sealing victory.

The reigning champion next faces German Jan-Lennard Struff in his quest to win his 20th major, and his sixth at Melbourne Park. I think it was just, you know, whatever they put me'.

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At every Australian Open, tennis great Ken Rosewall writes a heartfelt letter and leaves it for Roger Federer in the players' locker room.

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