Pack up your rackets and get ready to peek behind the curtain of the sport.


Exciting news has come for Tennis enthusiasts, as Netflix is teaming up with ATP Tour, ATP Media, WTA Tour, and Grand Slam Tournaments to produce a documentary about professional tennis.

For the first time, fans will get to peek at a year in the life of some of the world's best tennis players. These athletes will play in various courts, tour the world, and seek to win the world's biggest stages.

"We are excited to continue bolstering our lineup of sports programming with this behind-the-scenes documentary series," said Brandon Riegg, Netflix Vice President of Unscripted and Documentary Series.

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Netflix promises an "immersive documentary series" to the screens of Tennis enthusiasts presented through the perspective of the players and their teams. It will follow the same spirit of Formula 1: Drive to Survive and the recently announced golf's PGA Tour project.

Beginning with the ongoing Australia Open 2022, the cameras will capture the behind-the-scenes moments, followed by upcoming Grand Slam Tournaments in 2022 as well, from Roland Garros (French Open), Wimbledon (All-England Championship), and the US Open. Both men's and women's courts will share an equal highlight.

Some Tennis stars have spoken up about their excitement in taking part in the documentary.

"I was the first person to know about that before any of you," current World's no. 4 Stefano Tsitsipas told the press. "I'm extremely happy they're bringing this to tennis and making something similar in that sense."

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Meanwhile, Alexander Zverev says it is fantastic that ATP is promoting the sport to the public. "I think tennis will gain younger fans through a Netflix documentary-like Drive to Survive because [it] shows the inside of the sport, the pit lane, all that. I think the drama comes with it," added the German athlete.

World's no. 2 Daniil Medvedev said he is looking forward to how it will turn out, as he already binge-watched three seasons of the F1 equivalent. Whether it works for tennis or not, Medvedev thinks" we can only know after the first season is out."

The latest case of World's no. 1 Novak Djokovic, who recently got deported from Australia, will take center stage in the documentary. As the world is still struggling to combat COVID-19, nations across the globe require vaccination for international visitors to enter.

Djokovic, who is unvaccinated, had to fight in law courts instead of tennis courts for weeks. Initially, he believed he had received an exemption to enter without getting vaccinated, but the exemption was revoked as he tested positive on December 16. The government then deported the Serb.

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Currently, the Serbian is also at the risk of being locked out of other Grand Slam — Roland Garros, Wimbledon, and the US Open. France recently bans those who refuse to get vaccinated, and The US has recently joined forces with ally Australia in enforcing mandatory vaccine policy. Meanwhile, the future is still unclear for Djokovic with the UK title, as all eyes are now on Wimbledon organizers.

Fellow Tennis players have shown mixed responses, with some not wanting to "kick him down" albeit being unvaccinated, such as Andy Murray and Nick Kyrgios, while others strongly disagree with Djokovic's line of actions, such as Rafael Nadal and Alex de Minaur.




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