Rogers Cup in Montreal has turned itself into some interesting playground. While one of the old-guard member, namely Roger Federer seeks to regain his old spot as the world No. 1, the younger generation of ATP stars is putting in quite a statement. Whether we talk about Alexander Zverev or even Denis Shapovalov, the Canadian soil is witnessing some exciting changes and different types of goals. Zverev, the youngest top 10 member and a true sensation of the current season may face Shapovalov in the semifinal. The winner of that possible encounter may face Roger Federer in the last act as the Swiss who has just turned 36 years of age is not ready to call an end yet.

Surviving scare against David Ferrer, Federer could use this Masters 1000 to close the gap on Murray and Nadal.

Zverev got rid off one of his recent nightmares

Earlier this year, during the first hard court session on North American soil, Alexander Zverev saw both his bids in Indian Wells and Miami coming to a premature end as Nick Kyrgios got in his way. The third time was like tasting from the jar of revenge as Zverev cruised past the 22-year-old Aussie in straight sets. In the quarterfinals, Zverev will take on Kevin Anderson as they're set to meet again after last week's final of City Open in Washington. For the 31-year-old South African it'll be an unexpected chance to take some revenge while on the other side, Zverev would love to cement his superior status.

The winner of this encounter will face the surviving part of Mannarino vs. Shapovalov battle.

At 20 years of age, the young German Zverev is showing some fast-maturing signs. He seems to be ready to make one step further to enter into a different business, that zone when only the tennis superstars would survive. Moreover, given the structure of the current draw, he can clinch the second Masters 1000 title, a few months after that breakthrough success in Rome.

Federer is looming from the bottom half of the draw

Roger Federer and Roberto Bautista-Agut will stage the last-surviving-seeds clash. The Spaniard, seeded twelve at the start of the tournament, is seeking some sort of breakthrough of his own. When it comes to a head to head d against Federer, he has the worst numbers as he lost all their previous six match-ups.

There is, even more, drama, as the Spaniard is yet to win at least a set against the 36-year-old.

The winner of this clash will cross paths with either Robin Haase or Diego Schwartzman. It seems like an open field for Federer who seeks his third title in Canada. If he gets to the final, the men's tennis may witness another old vs. new encounter and the second final of the season with Federer and Zverev as the main characters.