Netflix Break Point: Claims of ‘curse’ as final tennis player in show loses out

This yr’s Australian Open tennis event has been stuffed with shock losses and withdrawals – and a few followers are getting superstitious about one new arrival on courtroom: Netflix.The ultimate participant left standing to have featured in Netflix’s tennis docuseries, Break Level, has been knocked out of the event in a shocking loss at Margaret Court docket Area. Canadian sixth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime was eradicated by Czech world quantity 59 Jiri Lehecka within the four-set conflict on Sunday, cementing for some ‘the Netflix curse’. “The Netflix curse is full,” stated one fan on Twitter.”Cannot spell Netflix curse with out Felix,” stated one other. It was the primary time the 21-year-old Lehecka had ever knocked out a top-ten participant, persevering with his roll in a yr that noticed him climb 70 locations within the rankings. All ten gamers who participated within the present had been knocked out or compelled to withdraw from harm earlier than the quarter-finals. Sixth seed Matteo Berrettini – and the star of episode two – was knocked out within the first spherical by Andy Murray. Felix Auger-Aliassime after his loss to Jiri Lehecka. Supply: AAP / James RossAustralia’s highest-ranked feminine participant, Ajla Tomljanovic, pulled out forward of the event with a knee harm. Australia’s top-ranked male, Nick Kyrgios, withdrew forward of the grand slam with a lateral meniscus harm.Sixth seed Maria Sakkari misplaced to 87th-ranked Zhu Lin within the second spherical.World quantity 9 Taylor Fritz misplaced to 113th-ranked Australian wild-card Alexei Popyrin within the second spherical. And the record goes on. As gamers began dropping out and dropping to these ranked beneath them, followers turned doubtful of the impact the present had on their efficiency. There was sufficient chatter that Tomljanovic herself joined the dialog. “Can we cease with the Netflix curse lol… it’s simply sports activities,” she wrote in reply to a tweet mentioning the time period.Auger-Aliassime stated after his third-round win on Friday that it hadn’t even crossed his thoughts till his accomplice confirmed him.“My girlfriend confirmed me at the moment. I wasn’t conscious,” he stated.“I used to be conscious that gamers had been dropping, I’d see gamers had been dropping, however it didn’t cross my thoughts till she confirmed me the factor this morning. I believed it was humorous…“Possibly the gamers that misplaced, perhaps they do really feel prefer it‘s related by some means. I don’t assume they do. I don’t assume it’s related anyhow. However, yeah, so humorous how issues work out typically.”The Netflix UK and Eire Twitter account additionally shut down claims, altering their bio to: “The #NetflixCurse will not be actual”. For what it is price, there isn’t any such “curse” in Netflix’s Formulation 1: Drive to Survive which is made by the identical government producers as Break Level. Lewis Hamilton, who took half in plenty of interviews for the present, was F1 champion in 2018, 2019 and 2020, the years coated by the present’s first three seasons.