Roger Federer, the sacred monster of modern tennis, a brilliant athlete with a touch of pure genius at his core, is resting his body and mind following three months celestial run on the ATP Tour but he is expected to come back at the end of May for the French Open.

The second Grand Slam of the year, and what stood as a final frontier years ago when a younger Federer was struggling to complete a critical chapter of his career could be the place where another brilliant story will be written.

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Having no intention to push hard on himself during the clay court swing, Roger Federer's schedule for the remaining part of the season will be revolved around a handful of ATP event on the faster surfaces like the grass court or the hardcourt.

2017 French Open and Wimbledon

Although there are some doubts left whether or not he will compete at the French Open, the balance tends to slide into the yes slot.

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An extended run on the Parisian clay could adjust his further path. Knowing that clay court isn't his best friend, Federer will not try to put himself into any uncharted territory.

After all, his big goals are mostly made for the grass swing while the North American hardcourt second swing is the next in the line of priorities. Moving forward from clay court to grass, it's possible to have Federer in Halle as a warm-up event for Wimbledon.

Last year, he had two of this kind, Halle and the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart. But it was mainly due to his lack of playing. In 2017 his schedule was quite different as he went for 3 all the way runs in Melbourne, Indian Wells, and Miami. Judging the current state of the ATP top 5, Roger Federer seems to have reasons to believe that he can prevail at Wimbledon. Except for Rafael Nadal who is making waves on the European red clay courts, other casual pretenders like Murray, Djokovic or Wawrinka are way off their best yield.

The US Open series and the indoor hard session

Moving deeper into the season, unless some unexpected injury will occur, Roger Federer will tackle the North American hardcourt swing with possible stops in Montreal, Canada, Cincinnati and of course the 2017 US Open. Amongst the tournaments preceding the US Open, The Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati has a special place in Federer's showcase.

It's the only Masters 1000 event where he has won 7 times throughout his career.

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And then it'll the US Open and the Arthur Ashe Arena the place where Federer has so many memories. The autumn will put on the table the indoor hard session having Federer as a possible competitor in Shanghai and Paris. The season's end could bring Federer back to the ATP Finals and judging by his huge chunk of points already gathered he is likely to be there.

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