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HAMBURG, Germany -- Roger Federer rallied to beat Daniel Brands 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Wednesday at the German Tennis Championships in his first match since his second-round loss at Wimbledon last month. Donnel Pumphrey Youth Jersey . Using a bigger racket for the first time, Federer served three aces in the opening game but still lost his serve and ultimately the set to the German. The former No. 1 broke once in the second set and twice in the decider to reach the third round. The 17-time major champion is a four-time winner in Hamburg, the city where he won his first title in 2002 to break into the top 10. After losing at Wimbledon to Sergiy Stakhovsky -- who failed to qualify for the main draw in Hamburg -- Federer dropped to No. 5 in the rankings, the first time in a decade that hes been that low. Brands, who celebrated his 26th birthday Wednesday and received a cake after the match, received few presents from the top-seeded Federer in the last two sets. However, the Swiss star needed four match points to close it out. He finished with nine aces on the clay-court surface. "It was a tough match, Daniel is playing a very good season," Federer said. Federer will play qualifier Jan Hajek of the Czech Republic, who beat 15th-seeded Ernests Gulbis of Latvia 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. Tommy Haas outlasted qualifier Blaz Kavcic of Slovenia 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 to advance to the third round. The second-seeded Haas blew a 4-1 lead in the third set but held serve and then broke to clinch the match when Kavcic sent a forehand long. "At the end, its the victory that counts," Haas said. Haas was runner-up in the tournament last year and is the oldest player in the top 100 at 35. He is looking for his second title at home this season, after winning in Munich. Fourth-seeded Jerzy Janowicz of Poland, a Wimbledon semifinalist, prevailed 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (4) over Robin Haase of the Netherlands. 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SPRINGFIELD, N.J. -- The Latest on the PGA Championship (all times EDT):4 p.m.Sergio Garcia always draws attention as the best player never to win a major and this week he tries to end the streak again and it will be on a course he likes.Ive taken a couple looks, he said of Baltusrol Golf Club. Course looks great. Very, very good shape. Obviously a couple new tees here and there from 2005. The lake on 18, obviously its a little bit closer to the fairway than it used to be, but the course looks really, really good. Obviously I like what I see. Hoping to play nicely this week again and have a chance coming on the weekend.2:30 p.m.The PGA of America has no plans to move next years championship out of Charlotte despite the North Carolina law limiting protections for LGBT people.The tournament is scheduled for Quail Hollow, a regular spring stop on the PGA Tour.PGA of America CEO Pete Bevacqua reiterated his organizations opposition to the law on Wednesday, but made it clear the PGA Championship would remain at the course.We are trying to do everything we can, as part of our strategic plan for our organization in golf, to make the game as inclusive as possible, Bevacqua says.We can only control so much. We cant control the policies, the rules and the regulations around the country and municipalities and states. We can only do what we can do. And well try to make that PGA Championship, like we do every PGA Championship, enjoyable, inclusive, and shine a great light on our organization and the game of golf.Asked how the NBAs decision to move its All-Star Game out of Charlotte next year affects the PGA, Bevacqua adds:Of coursse we took notice of the NBAs decision, and you know, we came out with a statement shortly thereafter. Mack Hollins Womens Jersey. ... Well continue to be vocal about our opposition. And quite frankly, we really hope it changes.1:50 p.m.European captain Darren Clarke has tapped Sam Torrance as his fifth and final vice captain for the Ryder Cup.Torrance was the winning captain at The Belfry in 2002. He played on eight European teams, and he won the clinching point in 1985 when Europe beat the Americans for the first time since between 1981 and 1995. He might be most famous for raising both arms in triumph when Europe won in 1985 for the first time since 1957.Clarkes other vice captains are Padraig Harrington, Thomas Bjorn, Ian Poulter and Paul Lawrie.The matches are Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 at Hazeltine in Minnesota. Europe will be going after its fourth straight victory.---12:05 p.m.Defending champion Jason Day got his first look at Baltusrol on Wednesday -- one day before the start of the PGA Championship.Day is an example of how the Olympics have crowded the golf schedule this year. He went from the British Open to Toronto to defend his title in the Canadian Open, and now he plays the final major of the year.The worlds No. 1 player decided to take Monday off to conserve his energy, and then he missed Tuesday because he was sick. Day typically gets to a major venue the weekend before.The 28-year-old Australian is trying to join Tiger Woods as the only back-to-back winners of the PGA Championship in stroke play. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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