Roger Federer a man on a mission at his home Gstaad event

Roger Federer's first opponent after a bye will come in the form of German Daniel Brands, whom he beat in three sets in last week's first round, or longtime mate Marco Chiudinelli, a fellow Basel native.

updated: July 23, 2013 19:42 IST
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Gstaad: Roger Federer will concentrate on both his own fitness and the state of his new prototype racquet as he waits for a second-round opponent to emerge for his Thursday afternoon start at the Swiss Open.

The top seed, who has been playing since last week with a larger, 98-square-inch racquet after competing for most of his career with a 90-square-inch model, remains quietly confident that he will be able to make the big switch before travelling to Canada in little more than a week to prepare for the Montreal Masters.

"This racket will probably change over the next few months, we will keep tinkering with it," said Federer, working closely with his manufacturer. "I've tried a lot of models and this is the one I like the best.

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