A new sports interviewer made his debut at the Australian Open on Tuesday… in the form of Will Ferrell.
The actor and comedian crashed Roger Federer’s post-match interview in character as his Anchorman legend Ron Burgundy and – by the beard of Zeus! – the results were good.
- Will Ferrell gave a fantastically musical honorary doctorate speech
- Six secrets of Roger Federer’s tennis success
Federer had just won a straight sets victory against Aljaž Bedene and was being interviewed by tennis legend John McEnroe when Ferrell sauntered onto the court.
"Roger, would you describe your game as a silky gazelle?"
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“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.
“Roger, would you describe your game as a silky gazelle?” he asked. To which Federer replied, “Er, don’t they get eaten at the end?”
Other hard-hitting questions he posed were: “You seem not to age. Are you a witch or a vampire?” and “Do you get tired of fans screaming ‘C’mon Roger!’?”
Then, in true Ron Burgundy-style, he signed off with: “Stay classy, Melbourne.”