Only three days left until the release of the new Netflix series dedicated to the world of tennis. From January 13, 2023, in fact, fans will be able to enjoy the first five episodes of Break Point. The protagonists will be Matteo Berrettini, Nick Kyrgios, Felix Auger Aliassime, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Paula Badosa, Ajla Tomljanovic, Iga Swiatek and many others.
One piece of news, however, caused much discussion. Some of the greatest champions will not be present. Attention will not focus, for the moment, on Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and the retirements of Roger Federer and Serena Williams.
Daniel Evans was the first to criticize the series produced by Netflix: "You could have pointed to the tennis players they would have picked for the series a long time ago. It's all so predictable. I should listen to Tsitsipas and father of him.
He is not for me."
The Telegraph rejects the new Netflix series on the world of tennis
Simon Briggs, well-known journalist of The Daily Telegraph newspaper, had the opportunity to preview the series and expressed his harsh opinion in a recent article.
Here is what he thinks: "Where is the hate? It's a missed opportunity. They turned Nick Kyrgios into a stuffed animal. A tennis player who on any list of the sport's most divided athletes, would be with Tyson Fury and Ronnie O'Sullivan.
After all the hype that surrounded this project, Break Point should have delved to the surface of planet tennis and revealed the underlying feuds and factions. Maybe it's these lofty expectations that made the tone gentle and non-controversial.
There is no sign of the ferocious behind-the-scenes that turned Netflix's former venture - Drive To Survive - into a behemoth. The excessive civility comes from the Tour's unique dynamic. Part circus, part boarding school, it brings players together in the same restaurants and locker rooms for at least ten months of the year.
Tennis players have thus become wary of conflict. But the joy of reality shows lies precisely in the micro-conflicts and rivalries."