Tennis fans who have enjoyed an unprecedented look at life on the ATP Tour and Hologic WTA Tour through the groundbreaking docu-series Break Point are in for a double treat after Netflix today announced that it had commissioned Series 2 of the show to air in 2024.
Part 1 of Break Point premiered in January, with Part 2 (episodes 6-10) to follow this June. Executive producers Paul Martin and James Gay-Rees from Box to Box Films will continue to helm the show.
Break Point follows a select group of top tennis players on and off the court as they compete in the biggest and most gruelling events in tennis with hopes of emerging as champion and even bigger dreams of becoming World No. 1. As some of the greatest players tennis has ever seen reach the twilight of their careers, there is room for a new generation of players to claim the spotlight.
Break Point gets up close and personal with these top players on tour through an entire year, travelling across the globe for all four Grand Slams and the ATP Tour and Hologic WTA Tour. From injuries and emotional heartbreak, to triumphant victories and personal moments off the court, viewers get a behind-the-scenes look at the pressure-tested lives of these pro tennis players.
“Break Point showcases the passion, grit, and determination of tennis players at the highest level of competition. The show has provided an incredible window into our sport and we’re delighted to see it return for a second season,” said ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi. “Together with ATP Media, WTA and the four Grand Slams, we’re excited to partner with Netflix to build on the show’s success and bring captivating stories to audiences around the world.”
Netflix also announced today that it has commissioned Series 2 of the PGA Tour docu-series Full Swing, which premiered in February.
“These shows quickly appealed to core fans of golf and tennis, and also recruited brand new fans from all around the world,” said Brandon Riegg, Vice President, Unscripted and Documentary Series, Netflix. “Like so much of our growing sports slate, the compelling characters, competitive stakes, and vibrant storytelling reveal sides of the game you’ve never seen before, and we’re excited to follow the unpredictable turns of the year ahead.”
ATP players featured in the first season of Break Point are Felix Auger-Aliassime, Matteo Berrettini, Taylor Fritz, Thanasi Kokkinakis, Nick Kyrgios, Casper Ruud, Frances Tiafoe and Stefanos Tsitsipas.
WTA players featured are Paula Badosa, Ons Jabeur, Aryna Sabalenka, Maria Sakkari, Sloane Stephens, Iga Swiatek and Ajla Tomljanovic.
Break Point provides a behind-the-scenes look at life as a professional tennis player, allowing fans to see members of the players’ support teams, from family members like Berrettini’s grandparents to Kyrgios’ longtime friend and manager Daniel Horsfall. The show includes interviews with members of the tennis community, including Andy Roddick, Maria Sharapova, Paul Annacone and Courtney Nguyen.
The renewals of Break Point and Full Swing build on Netflix’s overall sports programming success, following previous projects like Cheer; Last Chance U; The Last Dance; Neymar: The Perfect Chaos; and Untold. Current and upcoming titles include:
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Untitled series at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, featuring exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage of all 32 teams from the tournament
Six Nations (working title): an exclusive, inside look at the international rugby tournament