Ukrainian tennis star Elina Svitolina revealed that she and Gael Monfils were invited to take part in Netflix's tennis documentary series. Svitolina and Monfils, who tied the knot last year, will take some time before making the decision on the invitation.
“I know that the shooting will be quite extensive and together with Gael we were invited to take part in it. But we are not sure yet as we want to wait a bit and learn more about their ideas and vision," Svitolina revealed.
Elina Svitolina commented on Netflix documentary about tennis: “I know that the shooting will be quite extensive and together with Gael we were invited to take part in it. But we are not sure yet as we want to wait a bit and learn more about their ideas and vision” pic.twitter.com/Sow9mP9jvJ — Tennis_BTU_ENG (@Tennis_BTU_ENG) January 17, 2022
Monfils gave credit to Svitolina
After winning his first title since 2020 in Adelaide, Monfils thanked Svitolina for being there for him.
"Last year was very tough for me. I almost, let's not say want to quit, but lost my faith in tennis. But Elina (Svitolina) was there. Thank you Elina, thank you for everything," Monfils said after winning Adelaide.
Monfils was thrilled after starting 2022 with a title. “I want to say thanks to my team,” Monfils said during the trophy ceremony, per the ATP website. “We have had some tough moments, we lost a little bit of faith but we came back strong from July last year.
It is amazing to play in front of you guys, to play in front of a full crowd with a good spirit and atmosphere, this is amazing." It remains to be seen if Monfils and Svitolina will accept the invtation to take part in the Netflix' tennis documentary series.
"We are excited to continue bolstering our lineup of sports programming with this behind-the-scenes documentary series," said Brandon Riegg, Netflix Vice President of Unscripted and Documentary Series. "Tennis is beloved all over the world, with high-stakes tournaments hopping across continents and athletes hailing from countless countries.
Through this historic partnership with the four Grand Slam tournaments, the ATP Tour, WTA Tour, and ATP Media, the series will be packed with rare access and rich personal stories that are sure to draw in longtime fans and new audiences alike."