Regarding Roger Federer's career and its unfolding throughout the years could produce a great story line for a successful TV show. A ground-breaking plot with multiple twists could be the ultimate tribute to this amazing athlete that he is.

If his professional career would have ended last year as a result of that knee injury and the 6-months time off, the final result would have been a tearful product. Given the past 2months and his trajectory on the ATP World Tour, the whole plot changed to that point so that become a motivational statement.

When logic is defied

Making his way back to the tennis court after 6 months spent on the sideline, Federer made his first appearance in 2017 at Hopman Cup, an exhibition event. His first statements regarding his future in men's tennis included words like ''few more years'', ''at least one Grand Slam."

People laughed at those bold goals, but the future developments shouted them off. An ecstatic (even esoteric) race in Melbourne got him a 5th Australian Open title and the 18th overall. After a rather quiet month, Federer took the tennis court in Dubai but he surprisingly lost to a qualifier in the early stages thus tempering the growing enthusiasm. One of the best players on outdoor hardcourt the sports has ever seen, Federer bounced back in Indian Wells, a Masters 1000 event he won 4 times in the past.

Once again, his clinical tennis came up in front. In the 4th round, he bumped into Rafael Nadal whom he dispatched in straight sets 6-2 6-3 in what was called a crushing triumph against the Spaniard. It was the same as at the Australian Open but on a smaller scale.

Nick Kyrgios could spoil the party

In Indian Wells' quarterfinals, a rejuvenated Roger Federer will take on the young Aussie sensation Nick Kyrgios.

The 21-year-old is gathering some great results under his belt, especially after his 2nd success in a row against Novak Djokovic, the world no. 2. An exciting match stands ahead, having Kyrgios leading with 1-0 in head to head stats. It could be one of those matches when the sceptre is handed over, the same as Federer did with Pete Sampras back in 2001.