Originally Posted by Chirag
But Wawrinka also needs to have the surface suitable for him so that he can beat Steps and try to win in doubles
He reached the SF last year (L to Federer) and the Q the time before that (2009, L to Djokovic). He should have decent chances in Basel also, even though Stepanek's record is similar.
Berdych, however, has lost in R1 in Basel three years in a row.