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Monday 5 February 2024

Young Guns: The New Tennis Titans Sky Documentaries on 8 February

The reign of tennis icons like Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, and the Williams sisters has long defined the sport, but a new era is on the horizon. Enter "Young Guns: The New Tennis Titans," an enthralling documentary jointly released by Sky and produced by ITN Productions, poised to illuminate the ascent of a dynamic cohort of tennis prodigies set to redefine the game's landscape.

Embarking on a global odyssey, this documentary beckons viewers into the heart of tennis brilliance. From Monaco, where Holger Rune fine-tunes his craft under the watchful gaze of coach Boris Becker, to the academy of Juan Carlos Ferrero in Spain, mentor to the rising Spanish star Carlos Alcaraz, and even to the doorstep of British hopeful Jack Draper in London, the film offers an intimate glimpse into the aspirations and journeys of these emerging talents.

With exclusive access to the players, their mentors, and insights from former tennis luminaries, "Young Guns" delivers a riveting narrative of ambition, rivalry, and determination. As names like Coco Gauff, Holger Rune, Carlos Alcaraz, and Emma Raducanu ascend, the documentary captures their relentless pursuit of tennis greatness.

Through a rich tapestry of interviews, archival footage, and match highlights, the film also lays bare the unique trials confronting this new generation. From navigating the pressures of social media scrutiny to the cutthroat competition on the court, "Young Guns" paints a vivid portrait of tennis's evolution. Former stars such as Pat Cash, Greg Rusedski, and Annabel Croft offer poignant reflections on the shifting dynamics of the game.

Ian Rumsey, Managing Director of Content at ITN and executive producer, expressed pride in the collaboration with Sky and the documentary's contribution to sports programming. Meanwhile, Executive Producer Andy Dunn highlighted the importance of securing unprecedented access to capture the essence of the sport authentically.

Poppy Dixon, Director of Documentaries and Factual at Sky, hailed the documentary's timely release amidst the buzz of the 2024 tennis season, promising viewers an immersive journey into the world of tennis's rising luminaries.

Scheduled to coincide with the launch of Sky Sports Tennis, a dedicated channel for UK & Ireland audiences, "Young Guns: The New Tennis Titans" promises an unparalleled viewing experience. With over 4,000 matches from 80 tournaments annually, including exclusive coverage of the US Open, tennis enthusiasts are in for a treat.

Mark your calendars for February 8th as "Young Guns: The New Tennis Titans" debuts on Sky Documentaries & NOW. Prepare for an unforgettable voyage into the future of tennis, where a new generation of stars shines bright.

Produced by ITN Productions and commissioned by Sky Documentaries, the film is helmed by director Oliver Price and boasts executive producers Andy Dunn and Ian Rumsey. Sandie Wright at ITN Productions' in-house post facility, ITN Post Production, spearheaded the editing process.

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