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Apple TV+ Set to Debut Boris Becker Tennis Doc on April 7

Apple TV+ Set to Debut Boris Becker Tennis Doc on April 7

Apple TV+ is set to release the tennis documentary Boom! Boom! The World vs. Boris Becker on April 7.

The two-part doc event from Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney (“Taxi to the Dark Side,” “Enron,” “The Armstrong Lie,” “Going Clear”) and Oscar-winning producer John Battsek (“One Day in September,” “Searching for Sugar Man,” “The Rescue, “The Deepest Breath”) explores every aspect of the controversial German tennis ace who became a sensation after winning Wimbledon at age 17, going on to win 49 career titles, including six Grand Slams and an Olympic gold medal.

The filmmakers had special access to Becker for more than three years, until late April 2022, when he was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison in the United Kingdom for hiding assets and loans to avoid paying his financial debts after declaring bankruptcy. Becker was released last December.

The doc features a series of interviews with Becker, including conversations the week of his sentencing, as well as with members of his immediate family and tennis stars including John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg, Novak Djokovic, Mats Wilander and Michael Stich.

The series joins Apple’s expanding offering of non-fiction programming featuring the behind-the-scenes stories of the biggest names in sports, including “Real Madrid: Until The End,” which goes behind the scenes with the famous Spanish soccer club for the 2021-22 season; “Monster Factory,” following amateur wrestlers dreaming of going pro; “Make or Break,” a docuseries with the World Surf League; “Super League,” documenting the high stakes battle for the future of European soccer; the Emmy Award nominated four-part documentary series “They Call Me Magic,” chronicling the life and career of two-time NBA Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson; and “The Long Game: Bigger Than Basketball” about basketball sensation Makur Maker.

Upcoming projects include a feature documentary about the life and career of seven-time Formula One world champion Sir Lewis Hamilton; documentary movie “Underrated,” featuring NBA legend Stephen Curry; and “The Dynasty,” a documentary series about the New England Patriots, from Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Documentaries, in association with NFL Films.

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