Tennis documentary ‘Breaking Point’ is raising eyebrows among fans

Fans of the collection and tennis are speculating about an fascinating match.Image: Courtesy of Netflix


Anna von Stephenelli

Drive for Survival documentaries hit like a bombshell, giving Formula 1 an unimaginable enhance through the pandemic. For this, the drivers and groups had been accompanied by cameras for a complete season at nice expense. The manufacturing firm Box to Box needed to switch this success to the tennis scene. Result: “Breakpoint”. The documentary collection premiered on Netflix on January 13. The world of streaming and tennis is speaking about it now. The cause for this is supernatural forces.

Some name it a fluke, whereas others speak concerning the “Netflix curse.” Despite what viewers imagine: It’s all the time fascinating to see what is going on on on the planet of tennis on the subject of documentaries. Even Netflix responded to the wild theories.

An accident? These tennis gamers had been kicked out of the Australian Open

Many sports activities and leisure media reported on the alleged Netflix curse on Saturday. After that: Of the ten principal characters within the first 5 episodes of the brand new tennis documentary, just one performed on the Australian Open: Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime. All others had been both out of the competitors on the time or had been unable to compete within the first Grand Slam of the yr as a result of damage.

For instance, Maria Sakkari, quantity six within the Greek world. He surprisingly failed due to China’s Zhu Lin. Highly rated professionals equivalent to Casper Rude, Ons Jabour and Matteo Berrettini have beforehand failed Down Under. All of them had been within the finals of the “Grand Slam” event. Spain’s Paula Badosa, additionally the house quantity on the WTA Tour, didn’t even begin as a result of damage.

Maria Sakkari of Greece plays against Diana Schneider of Russia in the second round of the Australian Open tennis championships, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, in Melbourne, Australia...

Greece’s Maria Sakkari fails on the Australian Open. Photo: AP / Ng Han Guan

On Sunday, the final skilled tennis participant withdrew from the event

On Sunday, followers of the curse idea discovered affirmation of the prediction. Felix Auger-Aliassime, the final tennis participant left within the Netflix documentary, was shocked by Jiri Lehecka within the spherical of 16.

The fascinating coincidence is the topic of many humorous posts on the Internet. Gerald Kleffmann of the “Sueddeutsche Zeitung” writes concerning the defeat of Felix Auger-Aliassime in a sarcastic tenor: “Ten out of ten. (…) He did not need to imagine the curse of Netflix. It is now clearly documented.”

Others poke enjoyable on the alleged curse itself: “If folks imagine it is the ‘Netflix curse’ then they do not need to imagine in humanity,” mentioned one Twitter consumer.

Netflix is ​​preventing again in opposition to curse hypothesis

It is uncertain whether or not supernatural forces are literally concerned. At least Netflix needed to take an official place. In a press release, the streaming service mentioned there was no connection between the tennis collection and the elimination of the principle characters from the Australian Open.

For virtually per week, the celebs within the jungle camp specifically had been the speak of the city. For instance, Markus Mohrle mentioned that he proposed seven instances in his life earlier than marrying his spouse on the eighth day. And Verena Kurt couldn’t cease speaking about her wedding ceremony together with her companion Mark Terenzi.

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