And there was no one. Felix Auger’s Ariassime loss in his fourth round at the Australian Open means none of the stars of Netflix’s new tennis documentary ‘Breakpoint’ made it to Week 2 in Melbourne .
Such poor showing from the stars of the series has led to talk of the “Netflix curse” as players after they crash out of tournaments.
Canada’s Auger-Aliassime was in the finish line, but the sixth seed was beaten 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (2-7), 6-7 (3-7) by Czech underdog Jiri Leheczka.
The first five episodes of the documentary, which focuses on the next generation of tennis stars, streamed earlier this month.
The aim is to introduce the world to the sport’s young talents who have stepped out of the shadows of Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic (and Roger Federer and Serena Williams, who hadn’t retired yet). at the time of shooting).
Maria Sakkari, Taylor Fritz, Casper Ruud, Matteo Berrettini, Onz Jabar and Tanasi Kokkinakis were all eliminated from the first Grand Slam of the year, which began on January 16. Missed the tournament due to injury.
This means that none of the players on the show who have all appeared in the top 10 in the world at some point in their career have reached the quarterfinals.
Auger-Aliassime laughed off the so-called curse story earlier this week.
“I thought it was funny,” he told reporters. “I don’t know; I don’t think it’s connected.
“Maybe the players who lose feel connected in some way. am.”
The hashtag “Netflix Curse” is trending on Twitter, with many users writing that the Netflix curse is now completely over following the Canadian’s departure.
Earlier this week, Netflix’s UK and Ireland Twitter accounts Tweeted: “To be clear, this is purely coincidental,” he said in response to a tweet about the so-called curse.