When fans tuned into Break Point – Netflix’s groundbreaking new tennis series – for the first time following its release on Friday, they were greeted with an opening episode centered around Nick Kyrgios.
The first episode followed the 27-year-old’s progress at the 2022 Australian Open, focusing on his dramatic run to the doubles title alongside Thanasi Kokkinakis. Speaking about the Netflix series ahead of this year’s Australian Open, Kyrgios hopes and believes the show will be a success.
“It’s massive opportunity for my brand to get out there,” Kyrgios said when asked about the series. “It’s just so important for tennis. I think we’ve got so many great personalities, so many young personalities, and so many colourful athletes. Frances, Alcaraz, Taylor Fritz, these guys are great tennis players and great people as well.
“I think when the big three kind of settle down and end up retiring, it’s so important that these guys are on showcase globally. Tennis is one of the most global sports in the world. We need it to be successful.”
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Kyrgios will lead home hopes at the Australian Open in the next fortnight, starting his campaign against Roman Safiullin. With his focus on the first major of the season, the World No. 21 admitted that he has yet to watch Break Point.
However, Kyrgios is looking forward to tuning in over the coming weeks, admitting he was proud to be part of the series.
“I’m definitely a fun kid who grew up in a very quiet sort of town with my family. It’s obviously pretty cool to see how far I’ve come,” Kyrgios said. “But I think the later episodes as well, following me around Wimbledon, that type of stuff, will be super exciting.
“I’m just glad that tennis is on the map again. I think it’s one of the main talking points, one of the biggest sports right now, obviously with the Netflix documentary dropping.”