By Britwatch Team
- Top Seeds: Stan Wawrinka, Milos Raonic, Kei Nishikori, Marin Cilic
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BASEL, SWITZERLAND – The current Swiss No. 1 returns to his home tournament, but has had a tough run of luck here in the past few years.
Draw & Results
|Order of Play|
|Qualifying – Singles / Doubles|
 Stan Wawrinka
With Roger Federer off the tour until January, home hopes on the seeded side rest with Wawrinka, who has to think back to 2006 on carpet and 2011 when it shifted to hard courts for any glory days in terms of deep runs. He made the semi-finals and a couple of quarter-finals in between. Since then however, this has been a less than happy hunting ground for the current Swiss No. 1, who opens against compatriot and wiid-card Marco Chiudinelli, as he hopes to move past the first round for the first time in five years.
 Milos Raonic
Already in the mix for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, Raonic is looking to string together a strong finish. It has been a strange sort of year for the Canadian. Any time he seems like he is ready to break through his body has seemed to fail him, although he did well to reach his first Grand Slam final this year at Wimbledon, he struggled at the US open, although he did enjoy a good semi-final run in Beijing.
He should be able to match his previous run to the quarter-finals in 2014, but a resurgent Grigor Dimitrov may await him there and the Bulgarian has seemed to be on the up this year.
 Kei Nishikori
Another confirmed name for London, it could be a worthwhile time for the Japanese player to test out his fitness ahead of the final stint before London. It must have been heartbreaking to have to pull out in his second round match in Tokyo in front of a home crowd but sadly Nishikori’s fitness failing him is becoming an all to frequent occurrence.
Still – he has good form here, reaching the final on his debut in 2011, losing to Basel’s favourite son Federer but he too has a resurgent force in his midst as Juan Martin Del Potro continues his great run of form since his return picking up the title in Stockholm.
 Marin Cilic
Since winning the Cincinnati Masters and now under the tutelage of new coach Jonas Bjorkman, including perhaps one in the eye for his former coach Goran Ivanisevic who took up an appointment with Tomas Berdych, it has been a bit of a downturn.
The former US Open champion had a disappointing third round exit, but at least managed a creditable semi-final in Tokyo before being drummed out of Shanghai by Alexander Zverev. Cilic has never made it past the quarter-finals here.
The Swiss Indoors takes place between 22-30 October.
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