Nick Kyrgios’s breakout year explored in Netflix’s Break Point documentary

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Nick Kyrgios’s breakout year explored in Netflix’s Break Point documentary

A young Nick Kyrgios dances while wearing a crash helmet on a grainy home movie.

He’s entertaining his family and friends, who are all cackling off camera.

Suddenly, something imperceptibly changes and, like many kids unsure of what to do when the camera is on them, he flips the bird.

It’s quite possible there’s never been a better encapsulation of Kyrgios as a tennis player than that footage from his childhood shown in the opening minutes of the new Netflix documentary series Break Point.

Kyrgios loves entertaining, until he doesn’t. He loves the attention, until it becomes too much. And when that invisible threshold is crossed with Kyrgios, the smiles and self-satisfaction can turn to outward aggression in less time than it takes to smash a racquet.

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