Express Sport take you through the year – tournament-by-tournament – as Roger Federer refinds his best form.
Wins his 18th Grand Slam title and first for five years against Rafa Nadal in a five-set thriller.
DUBAI TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP
Suffers a shock exit in the second round to Russian qualifier Evgeny Donskoy.
INDIAN WELLS MASTERS
Back to winning ways. Federer beats Stan Wawrinka 6-4 7-5 in an all-Swiss final.
Two tournament wins in a row. Another final against Nadal goes Federer’s way as he wins in straight sets.
First match on grass of the season ends badly. He loses to Tommy Haas in three sets.
Usual service is resumed. He beats three Germans on his way to a record ninth Halle title, thrashing rising German star Alexander Zverev 6-1 6-3 in the final.
Wins his 19th Grand Slam without dropping a set, beating Marin Cilic in the final. He becomes the first man to win eight singles titles at the Championships.
Finishes runners-up. Zverev gets revenge and beats Federer in the final.
Federer isn’t 100 per cent fit. He pays the price and loses to Juan Martin del Potro in the quarters.
Sees off world Nadal in 72 minutes to clinch his sixth title of 2017, his 94th career title.