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 Aircel 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.
     
Wawrinka said he was looking forward to stay in Chennai and enjoy his favourite chicken tikka masala, which he eats almost every day when he is in Chennai.
     
"People are very friendly in India. You always feel welcome and very well treated," he said.
     
Wawrinka had a great year as he qualified for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, giving a tough fight to leading players. He reached the semifinals of the season finale in his debut, even though he fell to winner Novak Djokovic.

 (Agencies)

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