i agree that its much more likely that the wording is either over-analyzed, or if anything means that he is unlikely to show at that particular tournament again in the near future.
I would very much like to see Roger pare back to the schedule to the minimum it would take to be in slam form.
He's got the #1 weeks record, just go for slams.
However, on the other side of the coin, it seems like having the benefit of that #1/#2 draw does help him a lot.
I'd be somewhat surprised if we saw him win a slam being some type of #5-6 seed or something.