Chennai: World No. 8 Stanislas Wawrinka had a terrific 2013 and he is keen to start the coming year on a high at one of his favourite tours, Chennai Open, to be held here from December 30 to January 5.
The 28-year-old, who is visiting the city for the sixth consecutive year to vie for the crown at the 19th edition of the Chennai Open, wants to make another "strong appearance" here.
"Preparing for Chennai always has a relaxing feeling to it. I have great memories from 2011 and last year when I won the doubles title with my friend Benoit (Paire of France). I'm looking forward to being back and hope that I can make another strong appearance," said Wawrinka.