Roger Federer is about to make his comeback at Rogers Cup following a two-years pause. Back in 2016, he skipped the entire summer session as part of his strategy to fully recover his injured knee. As it turned out, the approach proved to be a winning card for the Swiss tennis star who has gathered some impressive number under his belt this season. Rogers Cup in Montreal will have Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal as its main stars with few youngsters like Alexander Zverev or Dominic Thiem trailing from behind. Currently ranked third in the world, Federer is the second seed of the Canadian Masters' event.

Federer has a tough draw ahead

With already five ATP titles under his belt this season including two Grand Slams, Federer will find it difficult to aim for another Masters 1000 title in Montreal. The draw puts him in charge of the bottom half of the board. As a top seeded player, he received a bye for the round of 64. In the round of 32, he will face the winner of an all-Canadian battle as Vasek Pospisil will take on Peter Polansky. Both players made it to the main draw benefiting from a wild-card entry. The third round may have Roger Federer competing against Jack Sock.

Still, David Ferrer or Kyle Edmund may emerge. The last eight stages could bring Kei Nishikori at the other end, but the Japanese star has to deal with its own quarter first.

Gael Monfils could have a late surge in 2017, and he may replace Nishikori along the way. The semis could put Federer against a handful of skilled players as Dominic Thiem, Grigor Dimitrov or Tomas Berdych would want to have a bit of glory for themselves. If he makes it to the final, the Swiss champion may face Rafael Nadal, Alexander Zverev, Milos Raonic or Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Federer could easily dominate the US Open Series

With a 31-2 record in win/loss department, Roger Federer's great season can become even greater. The US Open Series presents itself as a great opportunity. With Djokovic and Wawrinka away and with a Murray still struggling, Federer could see his harvest growing bigger.

Moreover, the idea of having him with 20 Grand Slams under the belt by the end of 2017, is now a viable scenario.

As things stand right now, he is likely to be the second seed at US Open, which may increase his chances for a glorious run in New York. Meanwhile, he will try to improve on Masters 1000 record as he seeks a third Rogers Cup success and maybe the eighth at Cincinnati.