“Do you ever think there are days when Sidious regrets turning Anakin ‘Bottomless Pit of Need for Attention’ Skywalker to the Dark Side as his apprentice?”
I think a big problem is people think that Yuuri wanted to retire. He didn't. He never did. He thought he was doing the world of figure skating a service by retiring, and Victor at first was his chance to end it on a good note. Through the series part of his arc is him accepting and admitting "I want to go on. I don't want to give this up." I think that's part why he cries during the airport scene. Victor saying "I hope you never retire" was the first time someone prob said that to him post gpf.