Swiss eyes home glory
World number 10 Stanislas Wawrinka has revealed he is eager to claim the Swiss Open title for the first time in his tenth attempt.
Warwinka has only made it to the final in Gstaad once in 2005 but believes he has prepared well and stands a good chance of coming away with the title.
The Swiss national will face tough competition from compatriot Roger Federer, who is making his return to the competition for the first time in nine years as he looks to try and recapture some form.
Federer, Wawrinka, third seed Janko Tipsarevic and number four Juan Monaco have all received byes to the second round with the 28-year-old set to meet the winner of the match between France's Kenny de Schepper and Spain's Daniel Gimono-Travers.
Warwinka said: "I'm hoping to finally win here, it will be the tenth time.
"It's always great to play at home, but the clay at altitude [800 metres] is totally different.
"The ball always flies here and it's tough to get a rhythm. You can't compare this to many other events. It's just incredibly tough to play on this clay. And after this, there is the switch to hardcourt before the US Open."