Break Point: Netflix confirms release dates for new episodes of tennis documentary
years of Netflix’s thrilling tennis documentary “Break Point” won’t have to wait long for new episodes.
The streaming giant will release five more episodes on June 21, starting with Wimbledon last summer and ending with the season finale.
Also included are Nick Kyrgios’ entertaining stint in West London, Serena William’s decision to retire, impressive performances from Iga Swiatek and Carlos Alcaraz and much more.
Summaries of the episodes below…
Episode 6 – Belonging
Wimbledon is the cathedral of tennis, and with its all-white dress code and royal traditions, the oldest Grand Slam represents the pinnacle of sport for fans and players. Following his doubles win at the Australian Open, Nick Kyrgios enters the 2022 tournament ready to prove he can finally reach his singles potential. On the women’s side, Ajla Tomljanovic must overcome her personal and professional heartbreaks to master her mental game once and for all. As they earn their way through the early rounds, Kyrgios and Tomljanovic will lean on their dads for encouragement and support. But when a player defies the tournament’s high standards of decorum, will it cost them everything?
Episode 7 – Saints and Sinners
As Wimbledon 2022 unfolds, two unconventional players make history on its pristine grass courts. Women’s number 2 Ons Jabeur broke through with a life-changing victory in Madrid earlier in the season; now she carries the hopes of the entire African continent as she chases her maiden Grand Slam. Nick Kyrgios, meanwhile, continues to play brilliantly through a cloud of scandal, and he learns to use his temper as a tool to knock his opponents out of their game. In the final, Jabeur’s finesse is attacked by the massive serve by Elena Rybakina, while Kyrgios takes on defending champion Novak Djokovic, a patient and methodical giant who is unlikely to be perturbed by the chaos.
Episode 8 – Fairy Tale in New York
The streets of New York are still buzzing for the last Grand Slam of the year. But the 2022 US Open is more electric than usual: Serena Williams has announced that she will be retiring at the end of the tournament, and the media frenzy surrounding it is at its height. It’s a nightmare for Serena’s opponents, but for Ajla Tomljanovic it’s a chance to prove she’s found the mental toughness to fulfill her potential. When the two women face off in a third-round match, not only does Tomljanovic have to beat the GOAT to move on, but she has to do it in front of 24,000 screaming fans cheering her on to fail.
Episode 9 – Under Pressure
The youngsters continue to shine at the US Open, as Women’s No. 1 Iga Swiatek, Men’s No. 3 Carlos Alcaraz and Men’s No. 22 Frances Tiafoe reach the quarter-finals. Swiatek has an incredible eight titles and 37 straight victories ahead of this tournament, but the noise of New York — and the loud crowd at the Open — could throw her off her game. For Tiafoe, this is the chance to fulfilling a lifelong dream that began on the courts of a tennis center in Maryland, where her father, an immigrant from Sierra Leone, worked as a maintenance staff. He has a chance to become the first American to win the Open trophy in nearly 20 years, but can he surpass Rafael Nadal?
Episode 10 – One Last Chance
The 2022 season is coming to an end with the ATP/WTA Finals, where the top eight men and women compete for huge paydays. Taylor Fritz receives a last-minute call to join the men’s tournament in Turin after injury to Carlos Alcaraz – but he will need to play back-to-back matches against Nadal and Djokovic to prove he belongs. At the Ft. Worth Women’s Tournament, Aryna Sabalenka is trying to end the toughest year of her career on a high — but to reach the final, she’ll have to defeat the seemingly unstoppable No. 1 Iga Swiatek. The odds are stacked against her, and there’s one thing Sabalenka knows for sure: When things go wrong, hit harder.