From January 13, a new TV series, Break Pointwhich is based entirely on the world of tennis, begins Netflix. A documentary that aims to make the world of this sport known through the voices of the main characters, the different nuances and sides of which are unknown to fans.
Interviews, stories, anecdotes, insights from masters like Matteo Berrettini, Nick Kyrgios, Stefanos TsitstipaIn match preparations, training and more, they hope to bring tennis closer to the fans and also attract new audiences to the game, as happened with the Drive to Survive series, which the US streaming company has made for Formula 1. , and which has greatly increased expectations in the motoring world.
This week we got to know the main topics covered in the first five chapters showing the first part of the 2022 season, with the protagonists of Kyrgios and Kokkinaki in the Australian Open, Taylor Fritz’s big week in Indian Wells or good work Ons Jabeur in the Madrid Masters 1000 series.
Stefanos Tsitsipas: “You can see how difficult it is”
From Abu Dhabi at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship exhibition tournament, several of the players involved in this documentary wanted to share their thoughts on the matter and share a little about what we can expect to see from mid-January.
One of them is the Greek Tsitsipas, who gave impressions of the start of the series. He explained: “I’m lucky to be one of the subjects like this. I’m not sure how much it shows because I don’t really know, but it really sets our players’ lives on fire.
I’m happy and I’m interested to see him because he’s going to show people how hard it is to be a tennis player, all people see is glamor and success, but there’s a lot more than what everyone sees.”
Another protagonist of the tennis courts and scenes is Casper Ruud, who gives a preview to his fans: “For me, I was followed closely at Roland Garros. Of course I was there and experienced it firsthand, but there may be some angles and sides that I don’t know about, so I can’t wait to get to to see it.
It’s had a huge impact on Formula 1, the popularity of this sport all over the world, so I hope it can give tennis a bit of a boost too.” Ons Jabeur added: “It was really fantastic. I’m not used to having the cameras on all the time, but the team was very professional, so we feel comfortable.
I think it’s great to show how we are off the pitch, which is very important. I know a lot of people are curious to know how we athletes behave outside of sports, whether they’re soccer players, tennis players, or other athletes.”