Rakuten TV announces its new original production – Break Point: A Davis Cup Story

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Rakuten TV has announced the upcoming premiere of Break Point: A Davis Cup Story, the documentary about the oldest and largest international tennis team competition. The documentary, a Kosmos Studios production, reviews the last edition of the tournament, held in Madrid in 2019, in which Spain was proclaimed champion for the sixth time and which presented a completely remodeled format, with a final phase with 18 teams and held in just one week.

Break Point: A Davis Cup Story focuses on the stories of the two finalist teams of the competition: Spain and Canada. The Spanish seniority, with Nadal as number 1 and four Davis Cup titles in his record, against the youth of the Canadian team, led by the 20-year-old Denis Shapovalov, who had the opportunity to win the first Davis Cup for his country.

For both teams, the 2019 Davis Cup was full of emotions, with the losses of some of their main players due to injury or even withdrawn during the competition. The documentary also tells, in an emotional way, Roberto Bautista’s personal story, who after temporarily leaving the competition due to the death of his father, returned to support his team, played the final and brought the victory for Spain.

The documentary, that will be available for free and exclusively on Rakuten TV from 26th November, shows the motivations, challenges and obstacles of the participant teams and features the amazing testimonies of the main protagonists of the tournament. In addition to Nadal, Bautista or Khachanov, Rublev, it also includes exclusive interviews with Feliciano López, the Spanish captain, Sergi Bruguera, or the Canadian captain, Frank Dancevic, among others.

Rakuten TV, which it is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, will premiere Break Point: A Davis Cup Story in its FREE section of the platform, making it available for free across Europe. With this new launch, the platform continues to expand its catalog of exclusive, original and free content, along with other successful Rakuten Stories documentaries, such as Matchday: Inside FC Barcelona, MessiCirque, the documentary about Sadio Mané, Made in Senegal, Andrés Iniesta – The unexpected hero, The Secrets of La Roja – World Champions, or Ride your Dream, which tells Ana Carrasco’s inspiring story, the first woman to win a motorcycling world championship.

Break Point: A Davis Cup Story is Kosmos Studios’ new production, the production company, founded by FC Barcelona player Gerard Piqué in 2017, is part of Kosmos Holding. In 2019, Rakuten Inc. and the production company jointly presented Matchday: Inside FC Barcelona, the documentary series created by Barça Studios in association with Rakuten H Collective Studio and Producciones del Barrio, that showed the secrets of Barça during the 2018-2019 season .