(BVM) – With a new year of high-level tennis set to begin with the Australian Open next week, tennis fans will be on the lookout for anything that can get them ready for the year ahead. Netflix will have fans covered though as the streaming giant releases its new documentary series “Break Point” on Friday. The docuseries, made by the same team as the popular “Formula 1: Drive to Survive” show, recaps the past year of professional tennis with interviews with some of the game’s top current and former players.
The show will premiere Friday with five of its 10 episodes being released. The next five will be released in June. Given its nature as a behind-the-scenes look at some of the game’s brightest stars and its in-depth storytelling akin to other popular Netflix docuseries, fans should expect some compelling stories and intense action throughout the show.
“We made sure we took time to sit down with players and chat through why they’re letting the cameras in,” Showrunner Kari Lia said in a statement. “Some players understood that right away, and others needed to talk it through. In the end, that process paid off, and we were even able to delve into deeper issues, like racism, mental health and sexism in sport.”
Tennis fans will get to see some of the game’s top players during the show. Included in the series are top-three ranked men’s singles player Casper Ruud, top-ranked female tennis player Iga Swiatek, top-ranked American men’s player Taylor Fritz as well as rising stars Sloane Stephens and Frances Tiafoe just to name a few. In addition to the current tennis stars, there will also be appearances by some of the sport’s greats including Maria Sharapova, Andy Roddick and John McEnroe.
Details on the first five episodes have been released, though not for episodes 6-10. The show’s first episode will feature rising men’s star Nick Kyrigos as he prepares for the 2022 Australian Open after missing months with an injury. Other episodes include the deportation of Novak Djokovic from Australia, Fritz returning to his home state of California in hopes of winning Indian Wells and Tunisian female player Ons Jabeur discussing her goal to be the first Arab and African player to win a major tournament.
As tennis fans prepare for yet another great year of play, “Break Point” will look to fill all the holes for any casual watcher that may have missed some of 2022’s biggest action. With an in-depth look unlike anything ATP and WTA fans have seen, “Break Point” is sure to be a thrilling watch.
— ATP Tour (@atptour) January 9, 2023