‘Netflix curse’ rules tennis stars at Australian Open

The alleged ‘Netflix curse’ is the speak of the Australian Open. Nine out of ten execs featured within the tennis documentary Break Point needed to pack up in Melbourne or fail to even compete within the first main occasion of the 12 months.

Recently, Greek world quantity six Maria Sakkari misplaced within the third spherical to China’s Zhu Lin. Even extremely rated execs like Casper Ruud (Norway), Matteo Berrettini (Italy) or Ons Jabeur (Tunisia) who’ve performed in Grand Slam finals have failed Down Under earlier than.

Netflix feedback on Twitter

Felix Auger-Aliassime is the one essential character within the streaming service’s format. “My girlfriend advised me about it,” stated the Canadian after reaching the 1/8 finals. I do not suppose so.” Netflix’s UK and Ireland Twitter account additionally wrote: “To be clear: that is pure coincidence…”

Tennis Stars enables you to get private info on Netflix

Modeled after the Formula 1 documentary Drive to Survive, Breakpoint goals to convey tennis nearer to a wider viewers. This is to draw new followers and sponsors. In July, ATP president Andrea Gaudenzi stated “we should always have been allowed to see extra behind the scenes.” Opinions concerning the format had been blended.

Laura Siegemund grew to become the final German in singles

But not solely Netflix characters needed to pack their baggage one after the other. The German members had been additionally not fortunate, so the second week of the event is occurring with out the person participation of the Germans. Laura Siegemund was the final to exit the event after placing up plenty of resistance towards favourite Caroline Garcia. He left the Australian Open together with his head held excessive.


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Applause was heard when “Stuttgarter” left the world after a heated battle. Sigemund thanked the gang and smiled. Not completely satisfied, however happy. The world rating is 158. In the match of the third spherical, the fourth-ranked French lady demanded all the things from Caroline Garcia and with a rating of 6: 1, 3: 6, 3: 6, there was little time left for the primary spherical of 16 at the Australian Open.

Siegmund receives excessive reward from the nationwide coach

“It was a formidable achievement. Hats off, she had an ideal event,” stated nationwide coach Barbara Rittner on Eurosport. “She misplaced to one of many prime favorites and performed top-of-the-line exhausting courtroom matches I’ve ever seen. He’s going to have to consider whether or not or not he ought to play somewhat bit in solitude quickly, as a result of it has been plenty of enjoyable.”

Despite this, the second week of competitors within the first Grand Slam event of the 12 months shall be held for the primary time since 2010 with out a German presence. Eight German gamers did not clear the barrier, with Olympic champion Alexander Zverev advancing to the second spherical. Siegmund was the one optimistic shock.

Siegmund will give Garcia an ideal battle

The 34-year-old needed to play “lively” and “changeable” towards the massive favourite and “not intrude together with her robust tennis” – and he or she managed it very nicely at the beginning. For the fourth day in a row, the German confirmed no indicators of fatigue. He made just a few errors early on, serving twice from Garcia within the first set. “Great, nice physique language – her excellent match,” Rittner praised throughout the match: “It’s an actual problem for Garcia – due to an ideal recreation from Laura Siegemund.”

Sigemund is indignant with the referee’s resolution

Garcia began within the second spherical, narrowly overcoming the US Open semifinalist together with his superior high quality. It was 3-5 in the long run and the opening heated up, when the umpire waved the German participant a second warning for overstaying his first serve. “Nobody would have achieved that with Rafa,” Sigmund scolded the Spanish referee, referring to tennis star Rafael Nadal. When the purpose was instantly gained, Siegmund celebrated excessively.

Mies and Peers reached the 1/8 finals

Siegemund surpassed his purpose by reaching the third spherical. The world rating is 158. Metzingen, after a knee damage, targeted his event planning primarily on doubles. There, she was knocked out within the first spherical in Melbourne on Friday together with Belgian associate Kirsten Flipkens.

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Meanwhile, doubles participant Andreas Mies reached the final 16 in his first Grand Slam match together with his new associate John Pearce. The two-time French Open champion defeated the Australian 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) on Saturday towards Sweden’s Andre Goransson and Switzerland’s Marc-Andrea Husler. Mies/Peers, seeded 14th, will face Australian qualifiers Alex Bolt and Luke Saville within the battle for a spot within the quarter-finals. (sid/dpa/nswz)

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