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13th Jan 2023

Netflix reveals a host of major upcoming sports documentaries

Rory Cashin

Netflix sports documentaries

Including brand-new documentary series on the Six Nations and the FIFA World Cup.

Netflix has just unveiled a slate of upcoming sports documentaries headed for the streaming platform, the first of which actually debuts this week. The slate covers everything from tennis, golf, Formula 1, rugby, soccer and the Tour De France, so no matter which sport you love, chances are there will be something here for you to watch on Netflix in the not-too-distant future.

BREAK POINT – January 13

Official synopsis: “From the team behind F1: Drive to Survive, Break Point follows a diverse group of tennis players on and off the court as they compete in gruelling slams with hopes of winning a final and an even bigger dream of becoming world number one.  As some of the greatest players tennis has ever seen reach the twilight of their careers, there is room for a new generation of players to claim the spotlight.

Break Point gets up close and personal with these top players on the tennis circuit through an entire year travelling across the globe for all four Grand Slams and the ATP and WTA tours. From physical injuries and emotional heartbreak to triumphant victories, to personal moments off the court, viewers will get a behind-the-scenes look at the pressure-tested lives of these pro tennis players.”

FULL SWING – February 15

Official synopsis: “An immersive, eight-episode documentary series that follows a diverse group of professional golfers on and off the course, across a relentless season of competition. The golfers endure a high-stakes schedule week in and week out on the PGA Tour, including, for the first time ever, exclusive behind-the-scenes access to all four of golf’s major championships, where a single shot can make or break a week, a season, or even a career.”


Official synopsis: “Offering unprecedented access, this new season will once again take fans behind the scenes, to witness first-hand how the drivers and teams prepare to battle it out for the 2022 FIA Formula 1 World Championship. The series will offer never-before-seen footage and interviews from the sport’s biggest names.”


Official synopsis: “This inspiring new series follows a group of extraordinary competitors from around the globe – all service members who have suffered life-changing injuries or illnesses – on their road to the Invictus Games, revealing powerful stories of resilience and hope.”


Official synopsis: “Following on from the co-produced series Captains, which followed players throughout qualification for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Netflix and FIFA have partnered on a new series that goes behind the scenes at the tournament. The as-yet-untitled series will be the definitive account of one of the greatest sporting spectacles of all time. With privileged, behind-the-scenes access and exclusive footage in and around all the 32 teams, the series will show viewers the FIFA World Cup as never seen before.”


Official synopsis: “A documentary series about the iconic Tour de France 2022, a source of national pride in France. It will chart the ups and downs of 8 of the teams, featuring their cyclists over the gruelling 3-week tour.”


Official synopsis:Six Nations and Producers of Formula 1: Drive to Survive are planning to get fans closer than ever to this year’s Guinness Six Nations Championship. The series will take viewers inside the exhilarating world of the oldest and greatest annual international rugby tournament, giving fans an insight into pulsating behind the scenes moments, as the best teams in Europe battle it out in some of the biggest matches in the rugby calendar to take home the prestigious trophy. As the pressure and intensity builds, who will claim one of the sport’s biggest prizes?”

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