honestly, i think he realized that he can still compete with the best players. after seeing part of the hong kong final vs. cash, i think he really could be a solid player if he came back. his serve is still a monster and he actually seems to be returning better. + his shoulder is so much better now than it was a year ago
so, just as i said... it's all bullshit
he probably joked and said that he'll need to play tennis again to make some money again, and newsreportes took that out of the contexts and made of that big story.