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  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    DraftKings Fantasy Tennis will debut this Monday 7/2 during Wimbledon!

    The greatest tennis tournament meets the biggest fantasy contests. Here is everything you need to know about DraftKings Fantasy Tennis ahead of Monday’s lock:

    Building a Lineup:
    *Fantasy Tennis contests use a $50,000 salary cap to select your 6-player lineup using men, women or both.

    DraftGroups:

    • DraftKings will offer Tennis contests whenever we have coverage for at least 8 matches on a given day.
    • Both men’s and women’s matches may be combined into the same slate at our discretion. The winner of each match is the best of 3 sets in all tournaments with the exception of Grand Slams, where the men play best of 5 sets and the women play best of 3 sets.
    • To balance the scoring between the different match lengths at Grand Slams, we have slightly different scoring values for mens and womens matches.
    • Every round brings a different slate of matches.

    Rules & Scoring:

    • DraftKings Fantasy Tennis Landing Page: https://www.draftkings.com/lp/fantasy-tennis
    • DraftKings Fantasy Tennis Rules: https://www.draftkings.com/help/rules/16
    • DraftKings uses slightly different scoring values for the 5 set matches utilized in Men’s Grand Slam events.

    Start Time:
    Matches will be scheduled using the official estimated start time. The actual start time depends on the length of earlier matches on the same court. Any updates we receive prior to the original start time will be reflected on DraftKings.

    New York:
    At this time, customers in the state of New York can play in free-to-play contests only.

    Check out the lobby later today for our first $8 entry fee $100K “Slam” headliner with $20K up top

    - Steven & Christie, DraftKings Community Team

  • webbm1

    Interesting.

  • scsa1998

    @DraftKings_CM said...

    New York:
    At this time, customers in the state of New York can play in free-to-play contests only

    Looks like its time to take my weekly/daily trips across the boarder if I want to play

  • yisman

    guess I won’t play until I move in a month. See if tennis is still being offered then.

  • kujo33

    30 points for playing the match? And less points if you win by forfeit? Shouldn’t losing the potential for all the bonuses be enough of a penalty?

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    30 points for playing the match? And less points if you win by forfeit? Shouldn’t losing the potential for all the bonuses be enough of a penalty?

    Our Tennis team designed scoring to make sure users would never cheer for unsportsmanlike results. The retirement win points should be considered a consolation, but it will remain more beneficial for the athletes to finish the match and win regardless of the bonuses lost.

    Retirements & Disqualifications

    A retirement is when a player withdraws from a match after it has started.

    In the event of a retirement, both players will be awarded fantasy points for all statistics accrued up until the point of the retirement. The player who did not retire will be receive a Win by Retirement statistic instead of the Match Won statistic. The exact value of the Win by Retirement will depend on the set in which the retirement occurred (for retirement between sets, the most recently completed set is considered).

    Disqualifications that happen after a match has started will be treated the same as retirements.

    - DraftKings Community Team

  • wiesnerx0042

    this could be the new excitement i was looking for

  • Undrafted

    Very excited for this!

  • Kp24

    I love tennis. I do think a player being penalized for unforced errors would have been adventageous but let’s see how the first few days works.

    I think there can be an edge with an understanding of most of the players and their preference of diff types of playing surfaces and it looks like Aces will be big.

    Good luck all, I’ll be playing a fair bit of Wimbledon

  • 2incher

    So are the contests currently posted just for the first round or whole tournament? If not for the whole tournament, why?

  • Supersharpie

    First round only.

  • JH822547

    Yeah I wouldn’t have minded picking 8 players to follow for the whole tournament.

    I know it’s supposed to be daily fantasy sports and it’s a two week tournament but I can’t take on another sport, it’s getting a bit much.

  • old_T

    • 2016 DraftKings FHWC Finalist

    @DraftKings_CM said...

    Our Tennis team designed scoring to make sure users would never cheer for unsportsmanlike results. The retirement win points should be considered a consolation, but it will remain more beneficial for the athletes to finish the match and win regardless of the bonuses lost.

    That’s a fine thought I guess about sportsmanship, but is that really what the scoring system does? I would say 99% of the times players aren’t just quitting when they retire, which it seems is what you are implying when u say “unsportsmanlike results”?

    They retire because they are injured.

    Also, it doesn’t really make sense anyways, because you refer to retirement win points being a “consolation,” but those retirement win points apply to the player who DIDN’T retire. How is it “unsportsmanlike” for a player to WIN by retirement? The winning player doesn’t have any say in whether or not his or her opponent retires.

    It seems disingenuous to say this is about sportsmanship. All it really does is make it uber important to know who is carry slight injuries into matches, especially to avoid walkovers, in which case it seems harsh to give the player who advances due to walkover 0 points, because again, how did that player show any lack of sportsmanship in that situation? Even the player who forfeited and caused the walkover is again very likely to have done it because he or she is physically unable to play – not about sportsmanship.

  • Rasmus

    I really like the fact that dk offers tennis. But please, make some changes either to the pricing of players or to the points system. Currently the players with the best value (points/cost) are the heavy favourites like Isner, Cilic etc. and the players with the worst value are the underdogs/even matched.
    That means you can either choose one player with good value expectations + 5 very bad players or you can choose 6 mediocre/bad players valuewise. It makes the game a complete gamble and it also comes with a rake of 17% whcih is worst than any betting site.
    p.s. iam not just guessing about the players value, i made a quick regression model and looked at 20k+ historic games which may not perfect but the tendency is very clear.

  • Supersharpie

    Looks like there will be a ton of overlay.

  • JH822547

    OK I’m playing then.

  • BigDawg2323

    SSSSHHHHHH!!!!

  • LegiaWwa

    You have to pick 6 players out of 50+ matches? Yowza.

  • scorer79

    They should have separated men’s and women’s due to difference in game length. Most men’s matches go 4 or more sets so you basically pick a women’s whitewash or men’s 3/4 set games

  • philphan25

    Scoring question:

    Match Played

    Mens: +30 Pts

    Womens: +30 Pts

    What does this mean? Is this affected by retirements?

  • Barbarian

    • RG Season Long Champion: NBA

    @scorer79 said...

    They should have separated men’s and women’s due to difference in game length. Most men’s matches go 4 or more sets so you basically pick a women’s whitewash or men’s 3/4 set games

    To balance the scoring between the different match lengths at Grand Slams, we have slightly different scoring values for mens and womens matches…

    at least they are trying to address the issue.. maybe we need several days to figure out if they are succeeding…

  • fanturds

    @Rasmus said...

    I really like the fact that dk offers tennis. But please, make some changes either to the pricing of players or to the points system. Currently the players with the best value (points/cost) are the heavy favourites like Isner, Cilic etc. and the players with the worst value are the underdogs/even matched.
    That means you can either choose one player with good value expectations + 5 very bad players or you can choose 6 mediocre/bad players valuewise. It makes the game a complete gamble and it also comes with a rake of 17% whcih is worst than any betting site.
    p.s. iam not just guessing about the players value, i made a quick regression model and looked at 20k+ historic games which may not perfect but the tendency is very clear.

    I am very curious how they came up with their pricing. i would be curious to see if fading over 10K is a good idea or not.

    by the time i figure out what to do, the situation will change…

  • TheRyanFlaherty

    Wish I had the time to figure this out. Thinking there could be a huge edge for people who know the sport and/or really broke the scoring, mechanics, game theory, etc down.
    Saw the notice but didn’t realize Wimbledon was already here. Either way, couldn’t help but hit some names and spend a few bucks after seeing this thread. Like everything DFS, I’ll give it a chance and try to figure out…if it makes sense and seems potentially profitable I’ll stick with it, if not I’ll move on to where my money is better spent.
    One more thing to follow during a weekday afternoon is never a bad thing though : )
    That is, until about 11am tomorrow when I realize I made a bunch of horrible pics and have no idea what I’m doing lol GL all!

  • boisethunder55

    Who does everyone like? I watch tennis but I’m struggling figuring out where to start.

  • Jaws1002

    Why can’t you play this one sport in New York?

  • LegiaWwa

    Starting two guys playing each other sounds like a feasible strategy if they go 5 sets?

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