. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Injured Becker Withdraws

COMBINED REPORTS


OSTRAVA, Czech Republic -- Third seed Boris Becker withdrew from the $475,000 Czech Indoor Open on Thursday because of a recurring wrist injury.


Becker, who tore a ligament in his right wrist during the third round at this year's Wimbledon, was in pain after training and dropped out of his scheduled second round match against Czech Martin Damm.


"Boris said his wrist was too sore and that he would not be able to play this evening," ATP Tour Supervisor Gayle Bradshaw said.


On Wednesday evening, Becker cruised to a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Denmark's Frederik Fetterlein. During the match he held his wrist several times.


Fifth-seed Todd Martin of the United States cruised to an easy 6-4, 6-1 victory in the second round over Italy's Cristiano Caratti, and home-crowd favorite Petr Korda routed Nicolas Lapentti of Ecuador 6-4, 6-2.


European Indoor Championship. Spanish top seed Conchita Martinez crashed out of the European indoor championship Wednesday, losing 6-4, 6-4 to Belgium's Sabine Appelmans. ()