Netflix will broadcast documentaries following men’s and women’s pro tennis players on the ATP and WTA tours, as well as Grand Slam tournaments.
For the first time, fans will be able to follow some of the world’s finest tennis players as they travel the globe in search of victory on the sport’s grandest stages.
Beginning with the 2022 season at the Australian Open, Netflix has collaborated with the four Grand Slam tournaments, the ATP Tour, WTA Tour, and ATP Media to deliver this unique immersive documentary series to the screen.
In the same style as Formula 1: Drive to Survive and the recently announced project including golf’s PGA Tour, the series will provide an uncensored look at life within the competitive sport of professional tennis through the eyes of the players and their staff.
The series will be the first of its kind to provide an equal platform to men’s and women’s competitors of the sport, in keeping with the equal stage they share throughout the year, thanks to a historic collaboration that will take cameras behind the scenes of the two tours, the Australian Open, Roland-Garros, Wimbledon, and the US Open.
“We are excited to continue bolstering our lineup of sports programming with this behind-the-scenes documentary series. Tennis is beloved all over the world, with high-stakes tournaments hopping across continents and athletes hailing from countless countries. Through this historic partnership with the four Grand Slam tournaments, the ATP Tour, WTA Tour, and ATP Media, the series will be packed with rare access and rich personal stories that are sure to draw in longtime fans and new audiences alike,”said Brandon Riegg, Netflix Vice President of Unscripted and Documentary Series.
The series is produced by Box to Box Films (Formula 1: Drive to Survive) with James Gay-Rees and Paul Martin serving as Executive Producers. Filming is underway now at the Australian Open.