[05/24/23 - 06:01 AM] Video: "Break Point" - Date Announcement - Netflix The most promising players in tennis see dreams realized and hopes dashed as the second half of the 2022 season takes them from Wimbledon to the US Open.
[via press release from Netflix]
Break Point | Date Announcement | Netflix
From the team behind F1: Drive to Survive, Break Point follows a diverse group of tennis players on and off the court as they compete in grueling slams with hopes of winning a final and even bigger dreams of becoming world number one. Break Point gets up close and personal with top players on the tennis circuit through an entire year traveling across the globe for all four Grand Slams and the ATP and WTA tours.
DATE ANNOUNCEMENT & TEASER
ALL NEW EPISODES LAUNCH JUNE 21st
Episodes 6-10 Launch: June 21, 2023
Synopsis: From the team behind F1: Drive to Survive, BREAK POINT follows a select group of top tennis players on and off the court as they compete in grueling Grand Slams and tournaments all over the world. Their dream: lifting a trophy and becoming number one. As some of tennis' legends reach the twilight of their careers, this is the chance for a new generation to claim the spotlight. Break Point gets up close and personal with these players over a year competing across the globe in the ATP and WTA tours. From career-threatening injuries and emotional heartbreak, to triumphant victories and personal moments off the court, viewers will get a behind the scenes look at the pressure-tested lives of some of the best tennis players in the world.
Players featured in part two (bios available upon request):
· Nick Kyrgios
· Taylor Fritz
· Ons Jabeur
· Ajla Tomljanovic
· Iga Swiatek
· Frances Tiafoe
· Aryna Sabalenka
Additional players featured
· Felix Auger-Aliassime
· Matteo Berrettini
· Stefanos Tsitsipas
· Thanasi Kokkinakis
· Maria Sakkari
Part two also includes interviews with:
· Andy Roddick
· Patrick Mouratoglou
· Maria Sharapova
· Carlos Alcaraz
· Paul Annacone
· Ratko Tomljanovic (Aijla's Father)
· Courtney Nguyen
· Thibault Olivier (Ons former agent)
· Chris Evert
· Michael Russel (Taylor's Coach)
· Anette Kotaveit
· Tomasz Wiktorowski
Episode 6 - Belonging
Wimbledon is the cathedral of tennis, and with its all-white dress code and royal traditions, the oldest Grand Slam represents the pinnacle of the sport for fans and players alike. After his doubles win at the Australian Open, Nick Kyrgios enters the 2022 tournament ready to prove that he can finally reach his singles potential. On the women's side, Ajla Tomljanovic needs to overcome her personal and professional heartbreaks to master her mental game once and for all. As they win their way through the early rounds, both Kyrgios and Tomljanovic will lean on their fathers for encouragement and support. But when one player challenges the tournament's high standards of decorum, will it cost them everything?
Episode 7 - Saints and Sinners
As Wimbledon 2022 rolls on, two unconventional players are making history on its pristine grass courts. Women's No. 2 Ons Jabeur broke through with a life-changing win in Madrid earlier in the season; now, she's carrying the hopes of the entire African continent as she pursues her first Grand Slam. Nick Kyrgios, meanwhile continues to play brilliantly through a cloud of scandal, and he's learning to use his temper as a tool to throw opponents off their game. In the final, Jabeur's finesse comes under attack from Elena Rybakina's massive serve, while Kyrgios goes head to head with defending champion Novak Djokovic, a patient, methodical giant who's unlikely to be perturbed by chaos.
Episode 8 - Fairytale in New York
The streets of New York City are always buzzing for the last Grand Slam of the year. But the 2022 U.S. Open is more electric than usual: Serena Williams announced she would retire at the end of the tourney, and the media frenzy surrounding her is at a fever pitch. It's a nightmare for Serena's opponents, but for Ajla Tomljanovic, it's a chance to prove she's found the mental strength to play up to her potential. When the two women go head to head in a third round match, not only does Tomljanovic have to beat the G.O.A.T. to move on - she has to do it in front of 24,000 screaming fans rooting for her to fail.
Episode 9 - Under Pressure
The young guns continue to shine at the U.S. Open, as women's No. 1 Iga Swiatek, men's No. 3 Carlos Alcaraz, and men's No. 22 Frances Tiafoe reach the quarter finals. Swiatek has an incredible eight titles and 37 consecutive wins coming into this tournament, but the noise of New York City - and the Open's raucous crowd - could throw her off her game. For Tiafoe, it's the chance to achieve a lifelong dream that started on the courts of a Maryland tennis center, where his father, an immigrant from Sierra Leone, worked on the maintenance staff. He's got a chance to become the first American man to win the Open trophy in almost 20 years, but can he make it past Rafael Nadal?
Episode 10 - One Last Chance
The 2022 season draws to a close with the ATP/WTA Finals, in which the top eight men and women compete for a huge payday. Taylor Fritz gets a last minute call to join the men's tournament in Turin after an injury to Carlos Alcaraz - but he'll have to play back-to-back matches against Nadal and Djokovic to prove he belongs there. At the women's tourney in Ft. Worth, Aryna Sabalenka is trying to end the hardest year of her career on a high note - but to reach the final, she'll need to take down Iga Swiatek, the seemingly unstoppable No. 1. The odds are against her, and there's only one thing Sabalenka knows for sure: when in trouble, hit harder.
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