Fabrice Santoro, 36, also indicated he would not return to Melbourne Park in a competitive capacity after his fall to American Andy Roddick, the Herald Sun reported.
Asked if he would back for the 2010 Open, Safin said: “I doubt it. I really doubt it."“I don"t like this bye, bye part. It"s just a sad story. It"s not for me. I prefer to leave this way, quietly, nice, with a great match," he added.