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Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka lifted the title in Geneva in 2016 and 2017.

Wawrinka Accepts Wild Card To Play In Geneva

Two-time defending champion holds 9-1 record at home event

Two-time defending champion Stan Wawrinka has accepted a wild card to play at next week's Banque Eric Sturdza Geneva Open.

“We are very happy to offer a wild card to Stan Wawrinka,” said the event’s co-owner, Rainer Schuettler. “We know perfectly everything that Stan has brought to our tournament. We hope that his choice to come and defend his title will be beneficial and that he finds the taste of victory at the Parc des Eaux-Vives.”

This will be Wawrinka's fourth appearance at his home clay-court event, at which he owns a 9-1 record. It will also mark his sixth event of the year. The 33-year-old returned this week in Rome, making his first appearance on the tour since Marseille in February.

Fabio Fognini, who defeated Dominic Thiem en route to the quarter-finals in Rome, will also accept a wild card and compete as the No. 2 seed. Sam Querrey is seeded first at the event.

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