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Break Point Season 1 review – a smash hit!

January 14, 2023

Break Point Season 1 review – a smash hit! first appeared on Ready Steady Cut.

We are reviewing the Netflix sports documentary series Break Point Season 1, which was released on January 13, 2023.

Tennis is one of the most popular sports in the world. Over 87 million people hit that fuzzy yellow ball with an overpriced racquet. It accounts for about 1.17% of popular plays and is very popular in North America and Europe. It is therefore not surprising that netflixan expert in expanding its demographics, picked five-part docuseries from the creators of Formula 1: drive to survive.

However, it’s not just a marketing ploy to attract new viewers. This is the filmmaker’s approach (pun intended) with Breaking point that will satisfy the die-hards and create new ones.

Break Point Season 1 Review and Plot Summary

Product Paul Martin and James Gay Rees follow fifteen tennis players who are now billed as the sport’s new rising Serena Williams. A mixture of men and women, Breaking point focuses on who can now take over and be the greatest of all time (GOAT). This does not only concern the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), but also the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). The camera captures the ups and downs of a sport that desperately needs a facelift. There’s no more Pistol Pete, The Lion of Leimen, The Flying Dutchman, Ice Bog, Ice Maiden or Psychedelic Strokeswoman (I have no idea who that person is, but what a nickname!) to adorn the magazines and fill your high definition screens.

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Breaking point combines an almost reality TV competition with of King Richard escapades. It means seeing who rises, who falls, and the grueling nature of what it takes to be great. This feat is accomplished by following these junior GOATs through global tournaments in over 28 countries. This includes the four Grand Slam tournaments. (The first batch of episodes focus on the French and Australian Opens).

This immediately piques your interest powerfully. Why? Because even the most novice tennis fan understands their importance. These are behind-the-scenes insights that are interesting and compelling for tennis fans. The viewer learns a revealing amount of information. That’s why Martin and Gay-Rees separate their docuseries from the others. Not the pageantry and sporting achievements, but what it takes mentally to succeed in the name of grueling professional athleticism.

One critical viewpoint the show lacks is that because Williams called it a career, there’s a lack of stars. However, the men’s team still has the Swiss Maestro (Roger Federer)them Clay King (Rafael Nadal)and The Joke (Novak Djokovic), still picking up wins at the majors. However, these players are past their prime. They are no longer in the spotlight or even holding back the sport. In a game that has seen a massive surge in North American marketing, from young stars looking to turn sports appeal into money-making machines, the sport has reached a tipping point. They don’t need marketing gimmicks, but a young athlete with the added ability to sustain greatness.

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The least interesting part of the series, which I know tennis fans will enjoy, is giving credence to the documentary’s formula and topics through sports stars. You have cameos; interviews and archive footage of Nadal, John McEnroe, Andy Roddickand Maria Sharapova feel like a little filler. Although the latter two are prime examples of tennis trying to produce young stars for marketing purposes in the 21st century. Ironically, the series tends to focus on these stars, primarily Nick Kyrgioswho is the “bad boy” of the group.

Is Break Point season 1 on Netflix any good?

Yes, Breaking point well worth your time, but diehards will enjoy it more. While combining a surprising amount of kinetic energy with the series’ electric cinematography, reality show suspense (because athletics is the original reality competition), and a surprising amount of insight, the first half of the season achieves what it sets out to accomplish. With the other episodes set to air this summer, this could be a smash hit for Netflix.

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Break Point Season 1 review – a smash hit! first appeared on Ready Steady Cut.