18 Jul 2013

Federer back on tour after Wimbledon disappointment

8:31 am on 18 July 2013

It's been a struggle for Roger Federer on his return to tournament play following his shock second round exit from Wimbledon.

The 31 year old Swiss had to come from a set down to beat the German Daniel Brands in the opening round of the Hamburg ATP tournament.

Federer is now ranked No.5 in the world, his lowest point for a decade, and he's using events this week and next to fine tune his game for next month's US Open.