As days and weeks go by, the men's professional tennis circuit is getting some momentum. The taste of drama we all felt at the Australian Open did nothing more than rushing things up. With all these predictions and debates regarding the future outcomes of the ATP circuit, it would be quite helpful to have back on the tennis court the finest man of 2016.

Andy Murray, who is currently ranked as the world no. 1 of men's tennis, had a bumpy ride in 2017. A painful loss against Djokovic in Doha and an early exit at the Australian Open softened some of the fan's enthusiasm.

Dubai brings up exciting prospects

Starting from the 27th of February, for a week, an ATP 500 event is set to be played in Dubai. A strong tournament which brings up on its main draw numerous ATP top players.

Roger Federer, the winner of 2017 Australian Open, is set to take part at this event. For Murray, the perspective of having Federer as a possible opponent should be a great incentive and an opportunity to make a statement.

Back in January, when the Australian Open's draw was out, all saw a quarterfinal between Murray and Federer. But Mischa Zverev took that chance away by defeating the Scotsman in the 4th round.

Still having a solid lead in front of Djokovic when it comes to the ranking, Murray seems to have needed some time to adjust his pace around the new big picture.

At some point, it seemed that he'll never be able to get on top of Djokovic, and now that he is the world no. 1, the view suffered changes.

It's a new role for the Briton, and all he needs to do is to assume it.

Murray has nothing to lose yet

Back in 2016, Murray did not compete in Dubai. Except for the Australian Open's final which he lost to Djokovic, Murray struggled with form during the first part of the season.

With that in mind, it's fair to say that he'll play with no pressure on his shoulders. Djokovic is the one taking the heat as he has to defend that mind-blowing first half of the season if he wants to prevent the gap from getting bigger.

Last year, the men's singles contest went on Stan Wawrinka's pocket.

Still the no. 1 Swiss in the ranking, Wawrinka remains a player with a fluctuating pace.

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