There are only three days left for the premiere of the new Netflix series dedicated to the world of tennis. Starting on January 13, 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. However, a piece of news has sparked much debate. Some of the greatest champions will not be present. Attention will not focus, for the moment, on Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and the withdrawals of Roger Federer and Serena Williams. Daniel Evans was the first to criticize the series produced by Netflix. “They could have pointed out the tennis players they would have chosen for the series much earlier. It’s all so predictable,” explained the British tennis player. “You should listen to Tsitsipas and his father. It’s not for me”. Simon Briggs, a well-known journalist for The Daily Telegraph, had a chance to preview the series and gave his harsh judgment in a recent article. “Where’s the hate? It’s a missed opportunity. Nick Kyrgios has been turned into a wimp. A tennis player who, on any list of the sport’s most divisive athletes, would be with Tyson Fury and Ronnie O’Sullivan. After all the hype surrounding this project, Break Point was supposed to delve into the surface of planet tennis and reveal the underlying feuds and factions. Perhaps it is these high expectations that made the tone soft and uncontroversial.
Murray comments on Kyrgios
Former World No. 1 Andy Murray claimed that Nick Kyrgios is capable of winning the Australian Open. “Last year, he won the doubles here and then had a great run at Wimbledon as well. He was really close and he wasn’t that far away at the US Open either. He’s been knocking on the door the past couple of Slams and hopefully he has a good preparation and everything to give himself the best chance. He can do it but it’s not going to be easy,” Murray said. Andy Murray is currently competing at the Kooyong Classic. “I still love hitting tennis balls. I’m fortunate I’m able to do it at a high level. It’s not the level that it was five or six years ago but I love the sport. I’ve been healthy the last seven months. I’m not awakening with aches and pains like in the last few years. As long as the body holds up well and I’m training properly and performing to a level I’m enjoying, then I will keep going. But I don’t have a timeframe [for retirement],” Murray said.