I know that he is a beloved figure but really... Do we need all the hoop la, the good bye kisses, the continual WC, and more 1st round losses? OK he is a former #1 with 20 tournament wins and a record of 358 - 193 matches. So what? Is that something special? Look at Moya. Same age (31), also a former #1, also has 20 titles but he has a match record of 554-295 and is currently #14 in the world. Kuerten hasn't even played as many matches as Moya has won! And he has done didley in four years. He should have faded away by now, if he had the good grace to do it. The current promotional tour, thats the only explanation that fits, is ridiculous. Enough is enough.