Janko Tipsarevic takes on Austria's Martin Fischer for a place in the quarters of ATP Gstaad.
David Ferrer's late withdrawal from the Swiss Open this week has left Tipsarevic the favourite to claim his second clay-court title and provided he isn't too drained from his efforts in Stuttgart last week, he has a great chance.
Tipsarevic rode his luck to win the Mercedes Cup title, coming through numerous tight matches and after he beat Juan Monaco in the final, his reaction was complete disbelief.
“I feel great," he said. "I honestly still don’t believe I won the title, considering that in almost every match I was hanging to lose. There were a lot of ups and downs. I think my mental attitude was the key for me, fighting from the first to the very last point. I think that is one of the reasons why I managed to win the title."
With a first round bye as one of the top four seeds this week, he's had a good three days rest and in that time most of his main challengers in the top half of the draw are already out with Stanislas Wawrinka and Bernard Tomic both suffering shock defeats.
Tipsarevic should have little trouble against the journeyman Fischer, a qualifier who beat Swiss wildcard Sandro Ehrat (the world number 427) 6-2, 6-4 in the opening round.
Prediction: Tipsarevic in two.