Roger Federer is gunning for a sixth title in his hometown of Basel, Switzerland this week. He began his campaign on Monday at the Swiss Indoors with a 7-5, 6-3 win over German qualifier Benjamin Becker.
No. 1 Federer won titles 2006-08, 2010-11 and was runner-up in 2000-01 and 2009. He has a 44-7 record for the tournament.
With the absence of Andy Murray who withdrew with a back injury on Friday, Federer is heavily favored to win his seventh title of the year.
RESULTS – MONDAY, 22 OCTOBER, 2012
Singles – First Round
 R Federer (SUI) d [Q] B Becker (GER) 75 63
 R Gasquet (FRA) d R Haase (NED) 46 63 62
[Q] L Kubot (POL) d L Lacko (SVK) 64 64
J Benneteau (FRA) d [Q] A Kuznetsov (RUS) 46 63 63
SCHEDULE – TUESDAY, 23 OCTOBER, 2012
CENTRE COURT start 2:00 pm
 M Youzhny (RUS) vs B Tomic (AUS)
Not Before 4:00 PM
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs [WC] M Chiudinelli (SUI)
Not Before 6:00 PM
 S Wawrinka (SUI) vs N Davydenko (RUS)
Not Before 8:00 PM
G Dimitrov (BUL) vs  V Troicki (SRB)