Roger Federer will come back on the court for the grass-season after the right knee surgery. Now that the first two ATP Masters 1000 of the year are upon us, Indian Wells and Miami will have to live the month of March without the Swiss Maestro, but with other protagonists ready to challenge each other.
In 2017 Roger Federer came back on the court after his bad 2016, and after months of inactivity to heal himself from an injury which kept him out of the court for the last part of the year. He came back to the Australian Open, where he won the tournament, his 18th Slam, starting as seed no.
17 in the final against Rafael Nadal. But the beginning of 2017 was magical for him. In March he participated both at Indian Wells and at the Miami Open. In California he defeated Nadal again in the fourth round, while in the final he won against his countryman Stan Wawrinka.
A week later, in Florida, Roger defeated Juan Martin del Potro, Tomas Berdych, Nick Kyrgios and Rafael Nadal (for the third consecutive time), showing a simply incredible level of tennis. Federer managed to conquer the Sunshine Double also in 2005 (against Lleyton Hewitt in California and Nadal in Florida) and in 2006 (against James Blake at Indian Wells and his future coach Ivan Ljubicic in Miami).
In total he won 5 titles at Indian Wells and 4 in Miami, the last of which last season. Roger Federer won't be able to defend the Miami title this year, but in this video here are the best moments of his Sunshine Double 2017.
• Younes El Aynaoui shares surprising opinion he had after first Roger Federer meeting• Courier shares a massive prediction: "Djokovic will win the 2024 Australian Open"• Novak Djokovic details why he cannot be friends with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal• Andy Roddick details why Carlos Alcaraz will be very dangerous at Australian Open• Craig Tiley backs Rafael Nadal to play the Australian Open• A moved Roger Federer breaks in tears at Andrea Bocelli's concert