Australian tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios believes he is owed an apology for being labelled a villain, after revealing he’ll be the subject of the first episode of a new Netflix reality series. ‘Haha so after all this, all the media, journalism saying how bad I am for the sport, disrespecting the game and just a pure villain, I am going to be the number 1 episode on Netflix… to grow our fan base, basically trying to put tennis on the map again,’ Kyrgios tweeted.
Just a day after leaving his teammates in the lurch with an eleventh-hour withdrawal from the United Open, Kyrgios took to social media to take a shot at his critics. The world No. 22 declared he will headline the series called ‘Break Point’, which will be released just before the Australian Open, and that he should be getting an apology ‘as loud as your disrespect was’ for promoting tennis and putting ‘money in everyone’s pockets’.
‘And essentially putting more money in everyone’s pockets that’s involved with tennis, you all look really ridiculous now. Your apology should be as loud as your disrespect was.’ Kyrgios reportedly signed a juicy deal with Netflix to be involved in the Break Point series, which is made by the same producers of the wildly popular Drive To Survive series. Players expected to feature in the series include Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, Carlos Alcaraz and Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Meanwhile, Kyrigos’ Aussie compatriots will forge ahead in the inaugural United Cup on Thursday after his last minute withdrawal. Co-captain Sam Stosur revealed at Wednesday’s press conference that they had ‘literally just found out 10 minutes ago’ that Kyrgios had pulled out.
Drive to Survive is credited as giving F1 a major boost in popularity and tennis is hoping that Break Point will have a similar effect on their sport. The first episode will cover the Aussie star at the 2022 Australian Open, including he and Thanasi Kokkinakis’ win in the men’s doubles draw.
As a result, Alex de Minaur moved into the No.1 men’s position for Team Australia, with Jason Kubler promoted to the No.2 spot. The event was shaping up as the first time Kyrgios would play for his nation in a team event in three years. Kyrgios has sat out the Davis Cup since 2019 and skipped the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.