Roger Federer knows who his second-round opponent will be at the 2017 Rogers Cup. The Swiss Maestro, who spoke fluent French with the French-Canadian press a short time ago, will face Canadian journeyman Peter Polansky. Polansky, in a battle of all-Canadian wild cards, defeated Vasek Pospisil on Monday in Montreal 7-5, 6-2 to advance to the round of 32. Polansky and Federer will now play on Wednesday at the 2017 Rogers Cup for a spot in the tournament's round of 16.

Pospisil continues to struggle

For Pospisil, the loss represents yet another setback at this point in his career.

Just the fact that the Canadian, who entered this week ranked 75th, needed a wild card to get into the Masters Series event attests to his poor form for the last year of events. The former Wimbledon quarterfinalist, who is now just 8-9 on the season for singles matches in 2017, has certainly seen better days. To miss a chance to play against Federer, the most popular player on tour. in front of a partisan Canadian crowd is truly a missed opportunity for Pospisil at the 2017 Rogers Cup.

For Polansky, the victory cannot be called a fluke. Good tennis has come late for the Canadian, who is now 29-years-old, but there appears to be some top-100 substance to his game at this point in his career. Even last week, when he was in Los Cabos, he played Thanasi Kokkinakis to a very close third-set tiebreaker result before losing.

Polansky also did well in three challenger events in July, making (and losing) the hard-court finals of three straight. He does not appear to be a threat to Federer at all, but the Canadian looks like he might make a push soon to the top 100 for the first time in his career.

Rematch of a 2014 match from Toronto

Federer and Polansky playing in the round of 32 in the Canadian Masters is a repeat performance.

It happened at the 2014 event in Toronto, a match that Federer won 6-2, 6-0. Federer has not played a lot of matches at the Montreal venue over the years. His second-round match against Polansky will be just his first match in Montreal since the 2011 season. Federer spoke about the fact that he hasn't played in Montreal much over the years as though it was a disadvantage.

He will also be playing in his first hard-court match on tour in quite some time, another factor he spoke of recently in an English-speaking interview. Look for the Canadian, Polansky, to hang around just a little bit more in the match this time before losing in a second-round Masters Series match that will appear on Wednesday's order of play.