I wonder if if retirement is not the best decision for Gil career now. He is getting destroyed by future level players and even if he isn't old, seems like his brain is washed up and I wonder if he has motivation to going up in the ladders now. Clearly he still has serious mental issues which seems permanet, at least for playing tennis. He is almost out of top 1000 now, which means that it will be hard even to enter futures MD. And the worst part is that his current level of tennis is indeed qualifying futures level, meaning it will be a huge number of steps to even dreaming of getting close to his average level.
He can still be very usefull to portuguese tennis. He can become a coach like Frederico Marques did. Marques retired at a very young age, understanding he couldn't give more as a player and he never was a good one to begin with. He started a partnership with a young Joao Sousa and look where they are now! top 40 an ATP tittle, when Joao Sousa wasn't even supposed to be that great player in the early stages as a pro. And Marques is even younger than Gil (27 years old, and started with Sousa at 24!!) Gil could help one of many young guns we have now appearing like Silva, Domingues or even Mensurado and maybe.
Maybe you Ramsey who claims to be a friend of Gil can say your thoughts about this idea and about the current state of Gil, mentally.
It's really complicated. It's complex. Give him time, he won't retire, for sure. His tennis is already there again, but there are A LOT of mental "barriers" that he needs to beat. He's going, step by step, slowly. He has to climb the Everest, but he'll make it. Don't expect big results soon, just expect to Gil find himself on court.
It's so much things going on about him. He's getting better and better, find the good road, trying. Failing, going in another way. Give him time.
And Gil wouldn't be a good coach right now.