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Netflix docuseries to follow pro tennis players

January 17, 2022

By Nik Roseveare

Tennis fans will be able to share in a year in the life of some of the world’s best known players as they journey around the world, seeking to win on the sport’s biggest stages, in a new Netflix documentary series.

To bring this series to the screen, Netflix has teamed up with the four Grand Slam tournaments, the ATP Tour, WTA Tour and ATP Media – beginning with the 2022 season at the Australian Open.

The series will offer a look at life inside the competitive sport of professional tennis through the perspective of the players and their teams. Through a collaboration that will take cameras behind the scenes of the two tours, the Australian Open, Roland-Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open, the series will provide an equal platform to the men’s and women’s competitors of the sport, in keeping with the equal stage they share throughout the year.

“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. “Tennis is beloved all over the world, with high-stakes tournaments hopping across continents and athletes hailing from countless countries. Through this historic partnership with the four Grand Slam tournaments, the ATP Tour, WTA Tour, and ATP Media, the series will be packed with rare access and rich personal stories that are sure to draw in longtime fans and new audiences alike.”

The series is produced by Box to Box Films (Formula 1: Drive to Survive) with James Gay Rees and Paul Martin as serving as  Executive Producers. Filming is underway now at the Australian Open.

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