Tennis star Taylor Fritz believes huge Netflix doco that’s the sport’s version of smash hit Drive To Survive will make Nick Kyrgios look like a ‘VILLAIN’
US tennis star Taylor Fritz fears Nick Kyrgios will be deliberately painted as the bad guy in the upcoming Netflix documentary series Break Point.
Fritz, 25, is friends with the polarising Aussie – and is ‘scared’ by how he could be portrayed in the highly anticipated show.
‘I don’t know if I want to watch it,’ Fritz said.
‘I’m scared of how things can be cut up. Especially because I haven’t tried to filter myself at all.
‘I’ve tried to just be very, very genuine. But they can cut things. ‘It’s like with Nick Kyrgios…they could cut it up to make Nick look such an amazing guy.
Nick Kyrgios is cut from a different cloth when it comes to the ATP tour – how he is presented in the Netflix documentary Break Point has some tennis fans on edge
US star Taylor Fritz fears his good mate Kyrgios made be presented as a villain in the series
‘And then they could also cut it up to make him look like the villain, which I feel like they might do just because that’s how a lot of people in tennis see him – even though I think he’s great for the sport.’
Fritz’ girlfriend, model Morgan Riddle, is tipped to feature heavily in Break Point.
Tennis officials will be hoping the warts and all series is a smash hit like Drive to Survive was for F1.
There is a consensus modern day tennis lacks characters, especially in the US.
The sport lost millions of viewers after the likes of Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi and Jim Courier retired – and Fritz knows the sport needs more eyeballs going forward, especially those aged under 45.
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‘Some interviews (with other players) are so boring, it’s always the same stuff,’ Fritz told The Telegraph, London.
‘I wanted to be the same person I always am, and if people hate me, then they hate me.
‘Tennis’ fan base is much older and very stuck in traditional ways. There isn’t enough invitation to be different.’
Break Point will premiere on 13 January.