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Tennis Season has officially arrived, and Netflix’s Break Point is the perfect companion

It was created by the dream team of F1: Drive to Survive.

With global superstars descending down under for the Australian Open on January 16 (airing on Channel 9), the official start to the tennis season is upon us, along with Netflix’s brand new series, Break Point.

Premiering on January 13, the initial five-part doco will follow a select group of top tennis players on and off the court as they compete in gruelling Grand Slams and tournaments all over the world.

The first five episodes will feature Nick Kyrgios, Ajla Tomljanovic, Maria Sakkari, Paula Badosa and Novak Djokovic.

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Ajla Tomljanovic will feature in episode two of Netflix’s Break Point. Source: Netflix.

Created by the dream team of F1: Drive to Survive, we will get up close and personal with the players who have been competing across the globe for over a year in ATP and WTA tours.

When and Where to Watch Netflix’s Break Point

You can catch the first five eps of Break Point on January 13, followed by five more in June 2023.

What Will the First Five Episodes of Break Point Cover

Episode 1 – The Maverick

The first episode will follow Nick Kyrgios, who arrived as the ultimate outsider at the 2022 Australian Open.

His massive serve is matched only by his short fuse, and while he’s one hell of an entertainer, questions abound about whether or not he’s maximizing his talent.

It will also cover his childhood friend and doubles partner, Thanasi Kokkinakis.

Episode one will feature Aussie tennis player Nick Kyrgios. Source: Netflix.

Episode 2 – Take the Crown

Arguably one of the most popular — yet controversial — tennis stars, Novak Djokovic, will feature in the second episode.

We’ll see the controversy as protests erupt over the country’s decision to deport defending him at the Australian Open in 2022.

It’s a symbolic moment, as many of the past decade’s dominant players are absent from this tourney, opening the door for a new generation.

World No. 7 Matteo Berrittini and No. 43 Ajla Tomljanovic will also be followed.

Novak Djokovic will feature in the second episode. Source: Alamy.

Episode 3 – California Dreaming

Maria Sakkari, a Greek powerhouse currently ranked No. 6, Indian Wells (sometimes known as “The Fifth Slam), is a chance to overcome her mental demons and finally reach her potential.

Meanwhile, top-ranked American male Taylor Fritz could become the first American in over two decades to win his home state’s most iconic tournament.

As both players cruise towards the finals, can either seize this career-changing opportunity?

Maria Sakkari, a Greek powerhouse currently ranked No. 6, will feature in episode three of Break Point. Source: Netflix.

Episode 4 – Great Expectations

Spain’s Paula Badosa rocketed up the rankings on her way to this year’s Madrid Open, entering the tournament as No. 2 in the world and the hometown favourite – but she’s been publicly open about her struggles with anxiety and depression, and the pressure of expectation isn’t helping.

Meanwhile, Tunisian trailblazer Ons Jabeur has used her innate sense of determination and a wildly imaginative playing style to overcome a lack of resources; now ranked No. 10 in the world.

Spain’s Paula Badosa will feature in episode four of Break Point. Source: Netflix.

Episode 5 – King of Clay

The French Open has never seen a more dominant player than Spain’s Paula Badosa, whose 13 championship wins coming into the 2022 season are unlikely to ever be matched.

But two young players are waiting in the wings.

Felix Auger-Aliassime, ranked No. 9 and still looking for his first major win, Felix has recently enlisted Toni Nadal – Rafa’s uncle – as a coach.

Then there’s Casper Ruud, a Norwegian clay court specialist who has spent years training at Nadal’s tennis academy, regularly sparring with the legend himself.

Can either of these young men take down their idol on centre court at Roland Garros, where Rafa reigns supreme?

Felix Auger-Aliassime will feature in episode five of Break Point. Source: Netflix.

Stream Netflix’ Break Point from January 13 on Netflix.

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