It's confirmed! But sorry to be too late, the site which offered the news exclusively wanted me to pay for viewing a short article, but it's all good now.
Good news for Chinese fans yet again, Marat's a wildcard entry at the Shanghai Masters, the first one was China Open's, but those offers are for him to decide on, which to turn down or accept. So tourney goers, wait for a little more information, just in case Marat decides to skip on Shanghai, tickets are still available at the Thailand Open, I hear...
Here's the official news on Shanghai Daily:
SHANGHAI fans will get a chance to bid adieu to Marat Safin as the Russian, who will retire after the season, has been granted one of two remaining wildcards for the ATP Shanghai Masters 1000, organizers announced yesterday.
The other singles wildcard for the October 10-18 competition has gone to Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia, who came to Shanghai in 2005 and 2006 for the year-ending Masters Cup.
"I'm so glad to know that I have so many fans in China," Safin said. "I will try and give them my best performance."
Earlier, two other wildcards were given to China's Zeng Shaoxuan and Gong Maoxin.
So till then. :)