Netflix Reportedly Planning a Series on Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open 2022 Saga

Published 01/13/2022, 2:06 AM EST
Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic rests at Melbourne Park as questions remain over the legal battle regarding his visa to play in the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia, January 13, 2022. REUTERS/Loren Elliott


This year’s Australian Open has already become one of the most memorable build-ups to a Grand Slam in recent memory. It is all because of the visa cancellation of the current World no.1 Novak Djokovic. Finally, the drama had ended on Monday, when an Australian judge decided to free Djokovic. As a result, Djokovic is now permitted to play in the Australian Open. 

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Meanwhile, the global streaming platform, Netflix wants to make a documentary series of all the drama that unfolded in Australia surrounding the Serbian. This documentary series will be similar to the F1 series known as Drive To Survive.”

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Netflix wants to make a documentary about Novak Djokovic

Netflix’s F1 series, Drive to Survive, got really popular among the F1 fans and brought the sport back to the limelight. The series first aired in 2019, with all the behind-the-scenes footage, and has three seasons now. 

According to Daily Mail, a London-based company, Box to Box will make the documentary about Djokovic’s court case. They have also made a deal with ATP and will follow the tour this whole season to take exclusive behind-the-scenes footage. 

Tennis – ATP Finals – Pala Alpitour, Turin, Italy – November 19, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reacts during his group stage match against Britain’s Cameron Norrie REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Box to Box was already in Australia when the whole Djokovic fiasco unfolded and they captured the whole thing. They will now make a Netflix documentary series about the entire court case of Novak Djokovic. However, they have provided no information regarding the release date of the series. 

A lot of tennis players are supporting the deal with ATP in a documentary series about tennis players. 2-time Wimbledon champion, Andy Murray said in an interview to Eurosport a few weeks back, “A lot of people have spoken about Drive to Survive. I’ve watched a few episodes myself, I enjoyed it and something like that would be superb for tennis.” [h/t Dailymail.co.uk]

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The nightmare continues for Djokovic

Even though Djokovic is free to play, a lot of players are showing discomfort around the Serb. The World no.1 was practicing behind closed doors while other players had to wait outside. A few days back, he was sweating it out in the gym, but other players reportedly didn’t like this.

One way or another, Djokovic is going to be the number one seed in the draw of the Australian Open on Thursday; however, the Australian Open delayed the draw by two hours. The reason behind this delay is unclear for the most part. 

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Whether fans will see Novak on the court in Australia or not, they will surely see him on Netflix. 

Do you think Novak’s documentary will be a big success? Let us know in the comments. 

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Debkinkar Maity

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Debkinkar Maity is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. His desire to become a sports journalist inspired him to take up a degree in journalism and mass communication, and he hasn't looked back ever since. Following the sport for over a decade now, Debkinkar has an ardent love for Roger Federer.

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