Sampras and Muster have injury setbacks

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Pete Sampras, the world No 1, and Thomas Muster, the best player in the world on clay courts, have had injury setbacks but both are confident of being fit for next week's French Open.

Sampras, who has played just once on European clay this season after the recent death of his coach, Tim Gullikson, has a back injury which frustrated his plans for some practice yesterday. Meanwhile, Muster withdrew from the Raiffeisen Grand Prix in Austria yesterday after spraining his ankle while warming up for a match.

Chanda Rubin, the American who is seeded seventh in the women's event at Roland Garros, has withdrawn from the event because of a wrist injury.

n Bjorn Borg, winner of the French Open six times, was recovering at his parents' home in Sweden yesterday after collapsing in a locker-room before a seniors match in the Netherlands at the weekend. Tournament organisers said Borg, 40 next month, had suffered an epileptic fit, but his mother, Margareta Borg, denied this.