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  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    It’s been a pleasure to follow the growth of the DraftKings Tennis DFS community. Your loyalty and feedback have encouraged rapid expansion of our Tennis experience. To demonstrate our appreciation, we would like to propose a scoring change that is anticipated will have overwhelming support:

    Currently when Player A retires pre-match, both that player and his/her opponent (Player B) receive 0 points. Would you prefer if Player B was awarded points for the walkover?

    Let us know your thoughts, your feedback helps us continue the growth of DFS Tennis.

    - DraftKings Community Team

  • Unico10

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    @DraftKings_CM said...

    It’s been a pleasure to follow the growth of the DraftKings Tennis DFS community. Your loyalty and feedback have encouraged rapid expansion of our Tennis experience. To demonstrate our appreciation, we would like to propose a scoring change that is anticipated will have overwhelming support:

    Currently when Player A retires pre-match, both that player and his/her opponent (Player B) receive 0 points. Would you prefer if Player B was awarded points for the walkover?

    Let us know your thoughts, your feedback helps us continue the growth of DFS Tennis.

    - DraftKings Community Team

    Yes. Should get points just like when a player gets points due to opponent in-game withdrawal

  • Ross21

    Yes, the player who did not retire should get fantasy points while the player who retires should get zero. I think the number of FPTS player B gets is an interesting topic to debate, though I’m sure you DK can backtest stuff to see where a sweet spot may be.

  • skleni

    Yes, definitely supporting this change. What about taking the average amount of points scored by a match winner for the number of fantasy points rewarded?
    However, there might be one problem: What about the cases where information about a walkover is public before the slate locks? I don’t think people should have an advantage by taking a player that is not even competing. Therefore, the amount of fantasy points awarded should not be too high.

  • skleni

    And by the way, what about “late swap” for Tennis? Are there any technical reasons why this is not available?

  • flashman888

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    I REALLY hope a change can be made from the current rules. But I vote for as simple an alteration as possible. Perhaps a flat 40 pts. that can be labeled, “advanced without play.” It prevents having to tinker with the definition of the word “win.” And 40 pts. seems sufficient to prevent immediate death in cash and small tournaments.

  • Skipbidder

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    I would prefer that the walkover winner get some number of points. Perhaps 40, but something in the range of 30-50 seems fine. That way you still have a fighting chance in cash. I don’t mind if you are shut out of a high finish in a GPP.

  • MotownGreek

    Yes!!! Lost out on a ticket and a gpp win last week because of it!

  • jhart422

    I think both players should get points, based on their salaries (something in the 3-4x range). That would eliminate anyone gaming the system if the walkover was public beforehand. The walkover also usually hurts the higher salary player and I don’t see a lot of skill in backing into an underdog that wins via a walkover. 3-4x salary won’t win a GPP, but it gives a chance to cash in both tournaments and cash games.

    A late swap would be great, but I understand there are some logistics involved (match timing, especially with location scheduling changes, ownership couldn’t be released upon the slate starting, etc.). I happen to enjoy seeing everyone’s lineups at lock and figuring out to root for and against.

    I think the player’s first match withdrawal rules should remain as is. I see a couple of big names have withdrawn already today, but I see walkovers as something different since the implication is each player has already played (and won) a match in the tournament.

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    Congratulations Tennis fans, this is the moment you have been rooting for!

    Starting 6/28, in the event of a walkover, the advancing player will be awarded 30 fantasy points. We considered many of the alternative scoring systems that were suggested by our users, there were some great suggestions! We feel 30 fantasy points is the sweet spot, nobody wants to experience a zero, yet at the same time we do not want to unintentionally encourage poor sportsmanship within the ecosystem. It would not look good if players were rooting for a walkover to occur as a means of gaining an edge.

    The Tennis rules page will be updated officially on 6/28. Thank you everyone for your outstanding feedback!

    - DraftKings Community Team

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