‘Netflix curse:’ Felix Auger-Aliassime’s loss means every player featured in series’no longer in Australian Open
And then there was none. Felix Auger-Aliassime’s fourth-round loss at the Australian Open means none of the stars of Netflix’s new tennis documentary ‘Break Point’ have made it to the second week in Melbourne.
Such poor performances by the stars of the series have led to talk of the ‘Netflix curse’ after the player’s exit from the tournament.
Auger-Aliasim of Canada was the last person standing, but lost to sixth seed Jiri Lehka of the Czech Republic 6-4, 3-6 6-7 (2-7) 6-7 (3-7).
The first five episodes of the documentary, which focuses on the next generation of tennis stars, were streamed earlier this month.
It aims to showcase the sport’s young talent to the world, who were asked to step out of the shadows of Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic (and, at the time of filming, Roger Federer and Serena Williams as they had not yet retired). .
Maria Sakkari, Taylor Fritz, Kasper Ruud, Matteo Berretini, Onus Jabbour, Thanasi Kokkinakis have all been ruled out of the first Grand Slam of the year – which began on January 16 – while Nick Kyrgios, Ajla Tomljanovic and Paula Badosa have been out of action. had already withdrawn. Tournament due to injuries
This means that no player on the show, who has been ranked in the world’s top 10 at some point in their career, has made it to the quarterfinals.
Speaking earlier this week, Auger-Alyasim laughed off talk of a so-called curse.
“I thought it was funny,” he told reporters. “I don’t know; I don’t think it’s connected.
“Maybe the players who have lost, maybe they feel it’s connected somehow. I don’t think they do. I don’t think it’s connected in any way. It’s funny how things work out sometimes. ”
The hashtag ‘Netflix Curse’ has been trending on Twitter, with many users writing that “the Netflix curse is now over” following the Canadian’s exit.
Earlier this week, Netflix’s UK & Ireland Twitter accounts tweeted: In response to a tweet about the so-called curse, “To clarify: this is completely a coincidence.”