03:15am: Federer and Johnson are on their way to the court.
03:05am: We’re expecting Federer to take to the court any moment.
03:00am: Speaking before the tournament began, Federer admitted he wasn’t expecting much from Australia.
Despite being one of the pre-tournament favourites, he expressed he is taking it one step at a time.
“I know it’s a super long road to victory,” Federer said.
“That’s why I got to take it one match at a time. My expectations are quite low.
03:00am: We are minutes away from getting underway after Serena Williams’ straight-sets win over Anastasia Potapova.
02:45am: Hello and welcome to Express Sport’s live coverage of Roger Federer’s Australian Open first-round match with Steve Johnson.