Becker injured again

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Boris Becker was forced to retire from his first-round match in the Romanian Open yesterday after he suffered a recurrence of the wrist injury that ended his Wimbledon challenge.

The world No 6, who was making his comeback, quit in the ninth game of the first set when he was trailing 5-3 to the unseeded Christian Ruud of Norway. "I'm extremely frustrated," Becker said. "I felt a strong pull in that particular tendon that I broke at Wimbledon and I couldn't continue."

The German said he did not think the injury would end his career. His 10-week break since Wimbledon has been his longest injury lay-off.