Dominic Thiem, Taylor Fritz, Frances Tiafoe and Others React to Netflix Announcing F1 ‘Drive to Survive’ Like Docuseries for Tennis

Published 01/15/2022, 2:25 AM EST
Aug 30, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; A general view of the interior of Ashe Stadium on day one of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports


Sports documentary series have been quite popular over the past few years. The likes of ‘Being Serena’ on tennis star Serena Williams and ‘The Last Dance’ have garnered the attention of the masses. Moreover, people have enjoyed watching the athletes on their road to glory, which is well documented by such series’.

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Recently, it was announced that Netflix would be coming up with a documentary series on tennis. Much to the excitement of the tennis fans, the series will follow men’s and women’s pro tennis players throughout the ATP and WTA tours and the Grand Slam tournaments. This development was confirmed via ATP and WTA’s official Instagram handle.

 

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Tennis stars react to this announcement

It is known that World Number 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas will be a part of the Netflix documentary series. Reacting to this, the 23-year-old Greece national said, “I’m very privileged to be in it. I’m extremely happy they’re bringing this to tennis and making something similar in that sense. I had no doubts about sign up for it. It’s one of the best shows out there.”

Former World Number 3 Dominic Thiem of Austria took to Instagram to convey his excitement. He posted the story on his official Instagram handle with the caption ‘Finally’. Looks like the former US Open champion has been waiting quite some time for the series. American Frances Tiafoe, via his official Instagram account, shared the story with ‘fingers-crossed’ emoji.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 11: Dominic Thiem of Austria looks on in the third set during his Men’s Singles semifinal match against Daniil Medvedev of Russia on Day Twelve of the 2020 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 11, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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Further, Alex de Minaur posted the Instagram story with a ‘watch out for’ emoji. Russian Karen Khachanov shared the news with the story captioned ‘Top’ on his official Instagram handle. Top-ranked American on the men’s circuit, Taylor Fritz and former World Number 2 Tommy Haas, too expressed their excitement by posting an Instagram story.

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About the Netflix documentary series

The tennis fans will witness the journey of professional tennis players as they grind out throughout the season to become the best. Moreover, this series will follow the lines of the ‘Formula 1: Drive to Survive’ documentary which showcases behind-the-scenes looks in the Formula One World Championship.

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The series will be produced by Box to Box Films and filming is currently underway at the Australian Open. How excited are you for this upcoming documentary series? Do let us know your views in the comments below.

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Vatsal Shah

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Vatsal Shah is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in engineering, he is a die hard fan of tennis and sports in general. He is an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal and is inspired by his never-say-die attitude.

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