Roger Federer may be used to a post-match interview, but things took a hilariously awkward turn Tuesday as Will Ferrell strolled across the court to ask him a few questions.
Ferrell, 50, who plays bumbling newsreader Ron Burgundy in the “Anchorman” movies, asked Federer, 36, some all-important questions after he sailed to victory over Aljaz Bedene in the first round of the Australian Open.
After the “special guest” was introduced to the crowd, the actor walked up to Federer and tennis great John McEnroe, before he said: “In the immortal words of Ron Burgundy, it’s great to be here with two tennis legends — Roger Federer and John McIntosh,” with him intentionally getting McEnroe’s name wrong.
Ferrell went on, “Roger, tonight you seemed like a gazelle out there on the court, would you describe your game as like a silky gazelle?” to which Federer replied: “Maybe? Maybe not. A gazelle, don’t they get eaten at the end?”
“Not if they’re fast enough,” Ferrell then quipped.
The bizarre questions didn’t end there, as the star continued to ask the tennis ace if he was a vampire or a witch, because he failed to age.
He even had a sly dig at the Aussies, as he asked if Federer only ate wombat meat while competing in Melbourne.
However, the sportsman insisted, laughing, “That is untrue. I have not (tasted it). Should I?”