Netflix will indeed offer a documentary series on tennis, but it will not only focus on Novak Djokovic as the Daily Mail predicted this week.
The famous streaming platform has signed a partnership with the four Grand Slam tournaments, the ATP Tour, the WTA Tour and ATP Media. The goal? Reveal the highlights of the season from the inside, from a new angle, by immersing fans behind the scenes of the circuit. The idea is in fact to imitate the successful series on Formula 1, “Drive to survive”. It is also Box to Box Films, the production company of Formula 1, which is in charge of the project.
Brandon Riegg, Vice President of Netflix for unscripted and documentary series, provided some clarification through a press release. “We are delighted to continue to strengthen our lineup of sports programming with this behind-the-scenes documentary series. Tennis is enjoyed around the world, with high-stakes tournaments spanning continents and athletes hailing from countless countries. Through this historic partnership, the series will be filled with rare accesses and rich personal stories that are sure to attract long-time fans and new audiences. »
This is excellent news for tennis, claimed in particular by Marion Bartoli and Andy Murray in recent weeks.
Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 12:45 PM