Thursday, June 26, 2014

Backspin Puzzle Break (Radwanskian Massacre Anniversary Edition)

Lurking in the dark corners of the All-England Club, waiting to strike with the utmost force, The Radwanska consumed Wimbledon in 2013. The ongoing battle claimed far too many innocent victims to count over the fortnight, including the likes of former SW19 champions Rafa Nadal and Serena Williams both before and after the carnage reached its peak. With the battle secretly raging well after the dust had seemingly settled on the lawns, even the Pole for which the malevolent entity was named was included as the final entry on Its list of unfortunate victims.

Evil makes no exceptions.

But it was three days into Wimbledon in 2013, on June 26, exactly one year ago today, that The Rad decisively struck at the heart of London SW19 and "The Radwanskian Massacre" entered the Backspin lexicon for as long as we all draw breath.

Thus, Backspin commemorates the seven former #1-ranked players who fell on that day. May their sacrifice not be forgotten, nor go for naught. Long live The Cause. Today, yesterday and forever.

All for now.


Blogger Diane said...

That may have been my favorite one. At least one of my favorites. Lisicki just won rather handily, so no major carnage yet today (unless you count Gasquet).

Thu Jun 26, 11:39:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Todd.Spiker said...

Minor bit of road kill, it'd say. Same with Monfils. ;)

Thu Jun 26, 02:06:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Diane said...

Honestly, I expected more of Gasquet. Oh well--it was close.

Thu Jun 26, 02:14:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Todd.Spiker said...

Ah, that seems to be a long-time problem -- never expect much from the French men, just be glad when they manage to actually deliver. :D

Well, Isner had a 19-17 tie-break, so some things that are expected to happen ALWAYS do. :)

Thu Jun 26, 03:14:00 PM EDT  

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