Tennis’ Netflix documentary doesn’t have a title yet, but likely to be released towards end of 2022
ATP President Andrea Gaudenzi has given more detail about the upcoming Netflix documentary, saying it will give a different perspective of players and what it means to be year-round professional tennis player.
American streaming service and production company, Netflix, announced at the start of the year that it had teamed up with the ATP Tour, WTA Tour, ATP Media and the four Grand Slams (Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open) “to bring this unique immersive documentary series to the screen”.
In an interview with Germany’s Tennis Magazin, Gaudenzi revealed what tennis fans can expect from the documentary.
“We want to get more fans excited about tennis,” he said. “We show many behind-the-scenes of the Tour, a different face of the players, who they are, what they do and what it means to be a year-round tennis pro.
“I’ve never been a big fan of Formula 1, but watching the Netflix documentary Drive to Survive gave me a different perspective. It created a spark in me that I need to watch the next race to understand the personalities.
“We are in the entertainment business and we want to tell stories. Live matches cannot be the only product we offer. Today, 50 percent of media consumption is not live events. Especially through social media, viewers want to be part of other stories. Did you watch the Netflix documentary The Last Dance with Michael Jordan? This has made me want to watch more NBA basketball!”
So when exactly will the documentary be released and does it have a title?
Gaudenzi added: “There isn’t a name yet or they haven’t told us about it yet. There is no exact timetable for the release yet.
“I’m guessing it will go live towards the end of the year or before the Australian Open 2023 to whet the appetite for the new season.”
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