Confirmed in l'equipe
The shoulder, the elbow and now the hip hurt him
He says that his body asked him to stop and so it's just lucidity to do it. He will normally play 6 months and if everything is OK he could play until the end of the season but it will be again a decision of his body
He says he could play some doubles then even in 2013 if he has the desire.
So we can consider it's official
Schedule: Noumea, AO qualies, Montpellier, Marseille according l'equipe. So if the body is OK you can wait for him Via
he doesn't just outlast michael chang in longevity, he outlasts most players at 34. he's only started to struggle with injuries this past year.
Yes in 2010 he was still competitive and even this year he was near to win the biggest challenger of the year (Orleans)