Agence France-PresseJuly 17, 2013 14:04
Roger Federer struggled in his first match since his Wimbledon humiliation when he had to come back from a set down to defeat Germany's Daniel Brands in his Hamburg opener on Wednesday.
The 31-year-old, top-seeded Federer won 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 against the world number 58, who was celebrating his 26th birthday, to reach the third round of a tournament he last played in 2008.
It was his 30th career win at the tournament.
Federer, now ranked five in the world, his lowest point for a decade, goes on to face Jan Hajek of the Czech Republic for a quarter-final spot.