Australian Open hit by 'Netflix curse' with fans convinced Break Point has affected stars | The Sun01/19/2023
THANASI KOKKINAKIS' loss to Andy Murray in the Australian Open has convinced tennis fans that the "Netflix curse" is real.
Netflix have released a popular documentary titled Break Point, which features 10 of the biggest names in tennis today.
But so far, eight stars out of that list are already eliminated before the third round.
Matteo Berrettini, Taylor Fritz, Casper Ruud, Ons Jabeur, Nick Kyrgios, Ajla Tomljanovic and Paula Badosa are also out.
Berrettini, Fritz, and Ruud were eliminated by Murray, Alexei Popyrin and Jenson Brooksby respectively.
Kyrgios pulled out of his home Grand Slam due to a knee injury that will require surgery.
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Jabeur was knocked out of the competition by Marketa Vondrousova.
Tomljanovic had to rule herself out of the competition due to a knee injury.
And Badosa also pulled out due to an unspecified injury she recently suffered.
So far, only two players that appeared in the documentary are still standing after Kokkinakis' elimination.
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Katerina Sakkari and Felix Auger Aliassime have so far survived the "Netflix curse".
One fan tweeted: "The Netflix curse is real."
Another commented: "Tennis is such a brutal sport."
A third said: "This Netflix curse is so real."
This fan stated: "At this point I want an episode about the Netflix curse itself."
And that one tweeted: "The biggest curses of tennis are the US open curse and the Netflix curse."
The Australian Open has been hit by other notable absences as well.
Serena Williams and Roger Federer have retired, while Naomi Osaka is pregnant.
World No1 Carlos Alcaraz and veteran Venus Williams are also injured.
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