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Stars hit the red carpet for Break Point premiere

  • Luke Dennehy

With the Australian Open as the perfect backdrop, the much talked about Netflix series Break Point premiered at Melbourne Park on Thursday night. 

A huge turnout of players including Nick Kyrgios, Frances Tiafoe, Matteo Berrettini, Ajla Tomljanovic, Taylor Fritz and rising star Holger Rune were on site to launch the series in style.

Taylor Fritz (R) and partner Morgan Riddle at the Netflix premiere of Break Point. (Getty Images)

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Kyrgios and his amazing run at Australian Open 2022 with Thanasi Kokkinakis is documented with beautiful cinematography in episode one, which is what guests watched with a rousing reception at the end.

Break Point will show tennis in a different light to a new legion of fans across the site. 

Kyrgios was followed by a Netflix crew behind the scenes all throughout the tournament and nothing was spared.

He enjoyed every minute of being involved in the show, and  believes Break Point, like the F1 series Drive To Survive, will change the sport of tennis.

"It shows tennis in a different light to what everyone normally sees," he said on the red carpet on Thursday night.

"Because you don't see behind the scenes and what happens, especially my journey.

"It shows the youth can do it in different ways.

"You don't have to do it how Roger, Rafa, Novak did, it's a different generation and they are amazing, but you can do it in different ways." 

Nina Ghabi, Ajla Tomljanovic

The first five episodes of Break Point are scheduled to be released on Netflix from 7pm AEDT on Friday 13 January, and other players featured include Maria Sakkari, Paula Badosa, and Ons Jabeur.

The second five episodes will drop later in the year. 

The Netflix crew and Box To Box Films are already on site at Melbourne Park preparing to film for the second series.

Holger Rune and mother Aneke

They are preparing to follow the group of players again behind the scenes and underneath Rod Laver Arena to capture everything.

Netflix's director of documentary series Gabe Spitzer and Box To Box's executive producer Paul Martin were in Melbourne last night for the launch. 

Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley (R) and event host Nick McCarvel.

Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley introduced the screening and spoke at the after party, which was hosted by global tennis journalist and commentator Nick McCarvel.