What Roger Federer accomplished at the Australian Open was just a reminder of how spectacular tennis is. For the Swiss champ, the schedule of 2017 is already sketched for the upcoming months. February means a month gap with no tennis tournaments booked.

Federer will resume the 2017 season at the end of February in what is going to be 3 hardcourt events having Dubai as the starting point. Although some expected him to play in Rotterdam, he seems committed to a lighter approach without jamming too many ATP events one into another.

His age and the fact that he was off the tennis court for 6 months call for reasonable and doable goals.

Federer always found inspiration in Dubai

The next beacon on Federer's radar will be the ATP 500 tournament in Dubai. Although a mid-class ATP event, Dubai Duty-Free Championships has consistently managed to lure in some of the biggest names in men's tennis. Last year, its main draw had Djokovic, Wawrinka or Berdych in the main draw, with Wawrinka eventually clinching the title.

For Roger Federer, Dubai is a common ground as he won 7 times this particular ATP event.

Starting from the 27th of February, Dubai Duty-Free Championships is expected to stage another week of great tennis.

Federer and the American hardcourt swing

March is completely filled with tennis events. In men's tennis, the headlines are as always those 2 Masters 1000 from California and Florida.

Indian Wells and Miami are 2 ATP events were Federer could make an impact. All the top 100 players will be there, and for Federer the fact that the games are played in the best of three system is important. He'll not be forced to play 5 sets grueling encounters as to the Australian Open.

Moreover, the ranking points as stake could give Federer a slight bump in the ATP ranking.

Now the occupant of the 10th place, Federer could improve his status in order to tackle the upcoming Grand Slams from a way better position compared to what happened in Melbourne where he had to face top 10 opponents starting with the 3rd round.