Netflix Break Point: Bet on Doc’s Tennis Stars at the Australian Open

There’s nothing like a good sports documentary to get fans fired up for their favorite game.

Netflix’s Break Point couldn’t come at a better time for tennis followers, as it coincides perfectly with the year’s first Grand Slam tournament – the Australian Open.

Here are the odds and analysis for some of Break Point’s stars at the 2023 Aussie Open.

Nick Kyrgios (+1600)

Love him or hate him, Nick Kyrgios is at the top of his game right now. In between the racket-smashing, umpire-bashing, and berating of his own entourage (including his mom), the volatile Canberra native did some great things in 2022.

The 27-year-old is fresh off a US Open semi-finals appearance last year in a season that also included a trip to the finals at Wimbledon.

Kyrgios has seen his world ranking jump to No. 21 and is considered a top-five favorite at the Australian Open.

Aryna Sabalenka (+700)

Aryna Sabalenka has never won a major but fared well in her last Grand Slam appearance with a semis berth at the US Open in September.

The world No. 5 has been knocking at the door, and oddsmakers must feel she’s close to breaking through. Most sportsbooks consider her next in line behind Iga Swiatek to win this year’s Aussie.

Sabalenka has been eliminated in the fourth round in the previous two Australian Opens.

Taylor Fritz (+2000)

Fritz reached the fourth at last year’s Aussie and followed that up with an impressive quarter-finals appearance at Wimbledon.

The 25-year-old Californian has climbed to No. 9 in the world, and many analysts are projecting a breakout year. Fritz is one of the biggest favorites of the opening round with -2300 odds against Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili.

Félix Auger-Aliassime (+2000)

The Great White North has new hope on the men’s side thanks to the stellar play of youngster Felix Auger-Aliassime.

Canada has produced some female sensations like US Open winner Bianca Andreescu and finalist Leylah Fernandez but has yet to have much luck with the men.

Auger-Aliassime reached a career-high No. 6 ranking last year, buoyed by four titles and a quarter-finals appearance at the Australian Open. His +2000 odds at this year’s tournament look enticing.

Ons Jabeur (+1400)

Ons Jabeur set all sorts of records last year, including the highest-ranked African and Arab player in WTA and ATP history.

The Tunisian native reached the finals at both Wimbledon and the US Open in 2022, rising all the way to the world’s No. 2.

Jabeur’s best showing at the Aussie was in 2020 when she was sent packing in the quarters. Her current +1400 odds seem awfully steep for WTA’s second-ranked player.

Matteo Berrettini (+4500)

Last year’s Australian Open semi-finalist peaked at world No. 6 in 2022 but has since slipped to 13th in the ATP rankings.

The Italian star is still looking for his first major but has made steady progress over the last two years. He reached the quarters at the French and the finals at Wimbledon in 2021.

There’s terrific value in Berrettini’s +4500 odds entering this year’s Aussie.

Maria Sakkari (+3400)

Sakkari shot up to world No. 3 last March following a strong showing at the Aussie (fourth-round) and subsequent tournaments.

The formidable Greek is known for her aggressive style on the court and can overpower opponents with her powerful groundstrokes.

Her first match at the Australian Open has her as a -800 favorite against 74th-ranked Yue Yuan.

Casper Ruud (+3000)

The Australian heat is no place for a Norwegian, but big things are expected this year from the world’s No. 3 player. Ruud dazzled in 2022, making the finals at the French and US Open.

The 24-year-old will look to lock down his first Grand Slam this season, and +3000 odds are saying he will do it in Melbourne. He’ll kick off his week against 115th– ranked Tomas Machac as a -750 favorite.