Judging by the Netflix Break Point launch on Thursday evening in Melbourne, the tennis docuseries is going to be a smash hit.
Players — both those featured and others competing in the Australian Open — joined invited guests for an early look at the first episode of the series, which officially premieres on 13 January.
Of the featured players in the show, Matteo Berrettini, Taylor Fritz, Nick Kyrgios, Frances Tiafoe and Ajla Tomljanovic were in attendance. They then joined together for a celebration of the historic series inside Rod Laver Arena.
Others in attendance included Holger Rune, Patrick Mouratoglou, Sam Groth, Alicia Molik, boxer Michael Zerafa, Break Point executive producer Paul Martin and Netflix Director of Documentary Series Gabe Spitzer.
Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley was thrilled for the season’s first major to host the event.
“The players are the centre of everything and [the show is] about the stories of the players,” Tiley said. “Many of us know what they are, but now the rest of the world is going to find out, too.”
After walking the red carpet with girlfriend Morgan Riddle and taking pictures with the likes of Berrettini and Tiafoe, Fritz shared his anticipation for the launch.
“I’m just super excited for the show to come out,” Fritz said.