10/18/12 7:09 PM | Johan Lindahl
Roger Federer is back in Basel and getting sucked into the hectic round of sponsor activities and appearances which generally characterize his days before the start of the Swiss Indoors.
The world No. 1, who lost to Andy Murray in the Shanghai semifinals, will be looking for a sixth title in his hometown after winning five of the last six editions.
He is also fighting to hold off Novak Djokovic, the Shanghai champion who is trying to close in on regaining No. 1 status. Federer has winner's points to defend in Basel.
The event is all but planned around the Swiss hero. As usual, the top seed will start in the first round on Monday evening at a precise hour immediately following the traditional opening ceremonies at the St. Jakobshalle.
This year's ceremony will honor Swiss Olympic athletes and is marking a century of Swiss games participation. The winner will come as result of a public vote which has been held online via various national media and will determining an all-time list of national sporting greats.
It's not unthinkable that tennis ace Federer could be dueling in the balloting with a World Cup skier, ice hockey player, or Moto GP rider.
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