This absolute gentleman is now selling part of his memorabilia to raise funds for his Foundation's projects to assist education in Switzerland and South Africa. It is perhaps an indication that his retirement from tennis is imminent and would raise more money now than if he is retired, In any event it is a wonderful project and deserve praise,
If taking into account what happened thus far after more than a year break as a result of a knee injury indicates that he may retire soon. His first match was in Doha he won against a qualifier in three sets - the second match he lost against a relatively unknown player also in three sets, He earlier announced that his next series would be in Dubai - the week after the Doha Tournament. After his loss in Doha he said that he would not play in Dubai and will prepare himself for the grass court season.
He then decided that he would like to play in the Roland Garross tournament and would play in Geneva to prepare for that tournament - but lost in his first match in Geneva. Whether he will be in fact be playing in the Roland Garross tournament will only become known when the rankings are determined, In his forecast of the past he planned to play in the Wimbleton tournament and in the Olympic. In this regard it must be borne in mind that the Roland Garross tournament has been delayed by a week and here will only be a two week break between Roland Garross and Wimbledon and very difficult to prepare for grass court tennis with such a short break.
For a 39 year old player with a year injury break it seems to be near impossible to return to play tennis on a competitive basis. He is likely to retire soon and it will be a great loss to world tennis.