Filip was a semi-finalist at Rimouski last year. Seems like getting that far this year would take a minor miracle, given that he's been about 50/50 just to win his first round matches in Futures in 2013.
Agreed it will be very tough. Even if he does win R1, he probably (hopefully) has to face Vasek in R2. Wasn't it Vasek he lost to last year in the semis?