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


22.01.2023, 13:5722.01.2023, 14:25

Anna von Stephenelli

The documentary collection “Drive for Survival” hit like a bomb, giving Formula 1 a fantastic increase in the course of the pandemic. For this, the drivers and groups have 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 purpose for this is supernatural forces.

Some name it a fluke, whereas others discuss concerning the “Netflix curse.” Despite what viewers consider: It’s at all times fascinating to see what is going on on on the earth of tennis nowadays in the case of documentaries. Even Netflix responded to the wild theories.

An accident? These tennis gamers have 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 have been both out of the competitors on the time or have been unable to compete within the first Grand Slam of the yr as a consequence of damage.

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

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 consider the curse of Netflix. It is now clearly documented.”

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

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 primary characters from the Australian Open.

In 2023, Jungle Camp will happen once more in Australia, however this yr there will probably be an enormous change: after Daniel Hartwich withdrew for private causes, Ian Koppen celebrated its premiere with Sonya Zitlow as moderator.

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