Netflix Breaking Level: Claims of ‘curse’ as present’s remaining tennis participant misplaced

This yr’s Australian Open tennis event has been stuffed with shock losses and withdrawals, and a few followers are superstitious a couple of new arrival on the court docket: Netflix.
The final participant standing to seem in Netflix’s tennis documentary collection Break Level was knocked out of the event in a surprising defeat on the Margaret Court docket Area.
Canadian sixth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime was knocked out by Czech world quantity 59 Jiri Lehecka in Sunday’s four-set conflict, cementing a “Netflix curse”.
“The curse of Netflix is ​​full,” one fan mentioned on Twitter.

“Cannot spell the Netflix curse with out Felix,” mentioned one other.

It was the primary time 21-year-old Lehecka had knocked out a prime ten participant, persevering with his streak in a yr that noticed him climb 70 locations within the rankings.
All ten gamers who took half within the present have been both eradicated or pressured to withdraw via harm earlier than the quarter-finals.

Sixth seed Matteo Berrettini – and protagonist 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 Ross

Australia’s top-ranked participant Ajla Tomljanovic withdrew earlier than the event with a knee harm.

Australia’s males’s top-ranked Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn forward of the Grand Slam with a lateral meniscus harm.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 Australian wildcard Alexei Popyrin, ranked 113, within the second spherical. And the record goes on.

As gamers started to drop out and lose to these ranked beneath them, followers doubted the impact this system was having on their efficiency.
There was sufficient discuss for Tomljanovic herself to hitch the dialog.
“Can we cease the Netflix curse lol…it is simply sports activities,” he wrote in response to a tweet mentioning the time period.

Auger-Aliassime mentioned after her third-round win on Friday that it did not even cross her thoughts till her teammate pointed it out.

“My girlfriend confirmed me in the present day. I wasn’t conscious,” he mentioned.
“I used to be conscious that the gamers have been dropping, I might see that the gamers have been dropping, nevertheless it did not cross my thoughts till he confirmed me the factor this morning. I assumed it was humorous…

“Perhaps the gamers who misplaced, possibly they really feel it is linked someway. I do not assume they do. I do not assume it is linked anyway. However, yeah, it is humorous how issues work out generally.”

Netflix UK and Eire’s Twitter account additionally shut down the claims, altering its bio to: “The #NetflixCurse shouldn’t be actual.”
For what it is price, there is no such thing as a such “curse” in Netflix’s System 1: Drive to Survive, which is made by the identical govt producers as Break Level.

Lewis Hamilton, who took half in a collection of interviews for the present, was F1 champion in 2018, 2019 and 2020, the years spanning the primary three seasons of the present.

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