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Come on! A date’s been set for Netflix’s ‘Break Point’, Nick Kyrgios’ new documentary



From the makers of Drive to Survive, the wildly popular Formula 1 docuseries, comes another Netflix blockbuster centred around drama in professional sport.

The streaming platform is serving ‘Break Point’ into our lounge rooms on January 13, with the trailer now circulating too.

And while at the end of the day it’s just another series following around a bunch of high-profile overachievers, not that there’s anything wrong with that, this appears to have just all the right ingredients.

Stars of the tennis world tend to also excel in the celebrity test; it being a mostly an ‘individual’ sport adored by fans all around the globe. So more access into their lives and backstories? Yes please.

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Season 1 drops on Jan 13.

“We are excited to continue bolstering our lineup of sports programming with this behind-the-scenes documentary series,” Netflix Vice President of Unscripted & Documentary Series Brandon Riegg announced.

“The ATP Tour, WTA Tour, and ATP Media, the series will be packed with rare access and rich personal stories that are sure to draw in longtime fans and new audiences alike.” 

It’ll get ‘up close and personal’ with global tennis stars including Aussies Nick Kyrgios, Ajla Tomlijanovic and Thanasi Kokkinakis. Other names set to feature are women’s world number one Iga Swiatek, breakout Tunisian star Ons Jabeur, handsome and hard-hitting world number six Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime and rising top-20 American Frances Tiafoe.

One other talking point is that the docuseries will feature interviews with retired megastar Maria Sharapova, which is keeping tennis journalists and experts on high alert.

“Break Point follows a diverse group of tennis players on and off the court as they compete in gruelling slams with hopes of winning a final and even bigger dreams of becoming world number one,” announced the streaming service online.

It looks like five episodes will be dropping on January 13, with another five slated for release in June 2023.

Would it have killed them to get it out a little earlier, while Australian Open anticipation and hype keeps growing? That’s one point of contention, given it threatens to get a little drowned out by the fact an actual grand slam event will be teeing off around then, too.

But there’s little doubt it’ll smash.

“That would be amazing if we could see a rise in the number of fans and attention for our sport by airing this series,” said Auger-Aliassime.

He’s most likely accurate.

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