In a week that saw many of this years top seeds fall victim to slippery court surfaces, including Marin Cilic, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Maria Sharapova, Wimbledon officials have now admitted to 'lubing' court baselines, thus causing players to slip and sustain injuries, in a desperate bid to eliminate potential threats to British hopefuls, Andy Murray and Laura Robson, giving them a favourable route to the final..
The shocking revelation came after yet another fall on court one saw the early exit of Steve Darcis, who defeated hot favourite Rafael Nadal, and the slip and injury of Victoria Azarenka, number 2 seed in the women's draw.
Speaking outside Centre Court this morning, Wimbledon official Michael Jenkins admitted: "The draw for Wimbledon gets harder and harder for our players each year, and given the fact that we haven't seen a female British player lift the trophy since the 70s, and a British man since the 30s, it was high-time we stepped in to offer assistance for the good of British tennis".
When asked how they carried out the sabotage, they admitted: "We ensured that, before the players entered the arena, there was a fine coating of margarine spread across the baseline. It worked a treat, until we got caught, obviously'.