Ajla Tomljanovic rejects the notion that the “Netflix curse” exists and that multiple withdrawals and unexpected exits from the Australian Open were related to her appearance on Break Point. One player, Felix Auger-Aliassime, is still in the Australian Open draw out of the ten who were featured in the first part of Netflix’s tennis documentary.
Injury-related restrictions prevented Tomljanovic, Paula Badosa, and Nick Kyrgios from competing at the Australian Open, while Ons Jabeur, Maria Sakkari, Casper, Ruud, Taylor Fritz, Matteo Berrettini, and Thanasi Kokkinakis also suffered defeats at Melbourne Park.
“Please put an end to the Netflix curse. Just play some sports, “Tweeted Tomljanovic
Tomljanovic described how it was like to have uncertainties in the past when playing on the courts.
In the second installment of Break Point, Tomljanovic discussed her thoughts after losing to Paula Badosa in the 2022 Australian Open first round by scores of 6-4, 6-0.
Tomljanovic recovered the break to make the score 5-4, but she then missed three game opportunities in the tenth game, allowing Badosa to break and take the opening set. After that, Tomljanovic never recovered, losing the rest of the match without claiming a single victory.
When Tomljanovic suffered a crushing loss in the first set and then found herself trailing by a break early in the second set, she spoke up about what was going through her head on Break Point. “I begin to wonder, “Am I capable of accomplishing this?” Everything kind of started to decline from there.
My mind simply kind of starts to wander. I suddenly feel the weight of all the bad things. You keep hearing that small voice in your head. I blink, and five-love appears. Everything ceased to be enjoyable, “Regarding Break Point, Tomljanovic said. Tomljanovic underwent knee surgery in the meanwhile to treat the issue that kept her out of the Australian Open.
“Update. My knee underwent a little operation this morning, which went extremely well. Sadly, I won’t be here for the foreseeable future, but I’m glad I took the required steps to regain my health. Rehab will soon begin, and great things take time!
I’m eager to go back outside. I appreciate all of your kind thoughts and encouragement; they are really felt “Tomljanovic remarked in a tweet she published.