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Roger Federer ousted

Updated: July 25, 2013, 6:40 PM ET
Associated Press

GSTAAD, Switzerland -- His game inconsistent and his new racket not offering much help, Roger Federer lost yet again to a player way down in the rankings.

The Swiss star fell 6-3, 6-4 to Germany's Daniel Brands in the second round of the Swiss Open on Thursday, the third straight tournament in which he made a startling exit.

Playing on clay and before home fans, Federer was troubled by the serve and big forehand of his 55th-ranked opponent.

"I wasn't consistent enough ...

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