Milos Raonic takes on Viktor Troicki tonight in the first round of the Rogers Cup in Toronto (00:00 BST start).
Raonic had all his fans on the edge of their seats last week as he came desperately close to knocking Wimbledon semi-finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga out of the London 2012 Olympic Games, losing 25-23 in the third set.
And with most of Toronto getting behind him this week, there's quite a few people tipping him to challenge for the Rogers Cup title. It's long been a special tournament for Raonic who grew up playing on these courts, and he first qualified for this event aged just 18, coming desperately close to beating Olympic silver medallist Fernando Gonzalez in round one.
"I spent so many years, not just going to watch the tournament at the Rexall Centre, but training there," said Raonic ahead of the start of play.
"It’s a very easy tournament for me per se because I do know everything. If I’m hungry, I know where to eat. I don’t have to ask anybody, I can take care of that stuff on my own. So just the whole event, being here in Toronto, being at home, there’s an ease to it – and at the same time, there’s an excitement to do well and really hope for my best level and my best tennis during that week.
"It’s a big opportunity I really look forward to. Here is where I can make the most difference, not only for myself and my tennis, but also in Canadian tennis and tennis in the public eye – maybe just outside one of the Grand Slams.
"Really, it’s a very special event."
Prediction: Raonic in two.