Latest trailer for Netflix tennis series sets pulses racing

Nick Kyrgios in Netflix's Break Point Credit: Alamy
Nick Kyrgios in Netflix's Break Point Credit: Alamy

Netflix are preparing to unveil its eagerly anticipated tennis series Break Point and the latest trailer has given an insight into what fans can expect.

The streaming service created a big hit when they broadcast the Drive to Survive series focusing on the inner workings of Formula 1.

Now tennis is set to benefit from exposure to the huge Netflix audience, with the series focusing on the next generation of superstars after an era dominated by Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic.

“As some of tennis’ legends reach the twilight of their careers, this is the chance for a new generation to claim the spotlight,” reads the Netflix press release promoting the series.

“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.”

Nick Kyrgios, Maria Sakkari, Maria Sharapova and Andy Roddick feature in the latest trailer, with the series set to air on January 13.

The first episode focuses on Kyrgios, with this description of the Aussie maverick provided by Netflix:

“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.

“Once seen as the sport’s next superstar, he hasn’t played for months, and no one is certain if he’ll even be on the Tour next year.

“As Kyrgios struggles through the Singles bracket, his childhood friend Thanasi Kokkinakis is there to help him find the joy in his game once again. Can these two best mates pull off a Doubles upset for the ages?”

Kyrgios has been suggested he will be the big star of Break Point in some of his recent social media posts, with his colourful profile certain to be boosted by his appearance in the series.

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