The way the 2017 season of men's tennis chose to unfold its path was a huge surprise judging by the result of the first major stop of the year, the Australian Open. The first Grand Slam of the season was a pure display of greatness which eventually led to improbable outcomes. In the women's singles, it was Serena Wiliams who took the Aussie crown as well as the leadership of the WTA Tour. In the men's singles, fighting against all odds, two old titans paved their way back into the spotlight. Of course, it's about Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, two amazing athletes who chose the Rod Laver Arena as the tipping point of the season.

By simply defying all the previous predictions, the Australian Open eventually told the world that Roger Federer is not done yet.

Federer acted as a Phoenix bird

The Swiss tennis icon, a genuine monument of greatness and skill, chose the stage of Melbourne Park as the particular place of his long-awaited revival. Following a long recovery after undergoing a knee surgery, Federer took every single drop of inspiration out of the Australian hardcourt. A 7 match ride that ended beautifully is what he needed the most. To win a Grand Slam at 35 is quite extraordinary. To accomplish that following a 6 month break is unbelievable.

Roger Federer's behaviour while acting on the tennis court was nothing short of a Phoenix rising up from its own ashes.

He is not ready to clear the court.

Regarding his remaining time as a professional tennis player, Roger Federer previously stated that he is willing to stay on the tennis court for another 2 or 3 years. His decision to cancel all of the remaining events of 2016 seems to have been a winning approach. Now, his body seems fit to endure some future high-profile encounters.

To win a Grand Slam, no matter what your background is, is the right incentive to pursue higher achievements. In about a week, Roger Federer will hit the tennis court at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships and it'll be the right place to see whether he is able to dig up for more or not.