As the season of 2017 keeps gaining momentum, the ATP players are planning their way for the upcoming events. Novak Djokovic, 29, one of the most dominant players in tennis history, has been dealing with some issues lately regarding his motivation while on the tennis court and on his level of focus during an encounter. He suffered a harsh defeat at the Australian Open in what may turn out to be the biggest upset of the whole season.

But, the dust has settled and the Serb superstar found out a healthy antidote while competing for his home country in the Davis Cup.

For the Serbian national team, Djokovic was brilliant and won both matches he played against the Russian opposition.

No domination from his side

When it comes to the ATP professional circuit, Djokovic lost some of his intangibles. The 2016 french open is being considered the tipping point for the Serb's trajectory. By accomplishing a career Slam (winning each Grand Slam at least once), Djokovic reduced the thrust of his internal engine eventually leading to severe consequences. Losing the ATP highest position last autumn, Djokovic sank even deeper.

Now in the main draw of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, the winner of 12 Grand Slam titles, will be heading to North America where Indian Wells and Miami are seen as healing spots for the Serb.

The pressure won't go away that soon

If he wants to keep a constant eye on Murray's seat, Djokovic should do his best during the next 3 months or so.

Back in 2016, from early March 'til after the French Open, he demolished every obstacle. He was successful in Indian Wells, Miami, Madrid and the French Open. These 3 Masters 1000 events combined with the 2000 points given by the French Open title mean that Djokovic has to defend 5000 ranking points.

Of course, current world no. 1 Andy Murray has a fair amount of his own to keep a safe eye on, but he is already ahead of Djokovic for the time being.

What Djokovic needs now is a blistering performance in the next month like the one he made it last year in Miami when he won the title without losing a set the whole tournament.

Earlier today, the Serb uploaded a 12 minute video of his training session.