"I practice with him so I had the information I needed", he said, adding that the heat doesn't bother him.
"I think that's what's so exciting right now about men's and women's tennis".
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. I've had my eyes on Keys since the draw came out and see her as someone who can really test Angelique Kerber or Maria Sharapova down the road in her section.
"I'm sure tennis would be much better off as a whole if they played Roger/Rafa/Serena/Novak/Maria out on court 13 just as often as everyone else. I thought it was a good match, I enjoyed it", said the Swiss second seed.
Tennis fans at Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday night were privileged to see the 18-time grand slam victor do as only he can before being treated to a special one-off on-court interview.
Since then though, Gasquet has never quite kicked on, failing to reach a grand slam final and developing a reputation as a bit of a choker. In fact, the reigning victor at Melbourne Park is also the odds-on favourite to repeat as Australian Open champion next Sunday. "Not if they're fast enough", said Ferrell.
"If you want to get to the top, you've got to play in all conditions". "But we know it's like this in Australia - the next day it can be freezing".
"Hopefully it's a good story for the people who read it or are watching it on TV, that they think tennis is a great sport, it's actually interesting".
On a day when players wanted to do anything to escape the heat, Madison Keys dropped just one game in her 41-minute victory over Ekaterina Alexandrova to set up a third round against Romanian Ana Bogdan.
Alexander Zverev, the fourth seed, booked a third-round meeting with Hyeon Chung of South Korea after beating fellow German Peter Gojowczyk 6-1 6-3 4-6 6-3.
Johnson, McIlroy vault into contention in Abu Dhabi
The world number 11 is now nine under par and just three shots behind leader Thomas Pieters , who carded a second round 65. It's another season, a season that I feel like I'm as prepared for as any season I've started as a professional.
Met Office snow shower warning includes parts of West Sussex
A snow blizzard has hit Derry and there was also a report of lightning and thunder over the city shortly after 3:00p.m. . According to Met Office forecasters, there will be occasionally heavy rain and strong winds in the northwest of the UK.
Apple to pay United States tax on foreign cash
People walk in front of a branch of USA technology company Apple in Zurich, Switzerland April 5, 2016. Apple will spend an estimated US$55 billion with U.S. suppliers and manufacturers in 2018.