Fantasy Tennis League season wrap

Published by FTL Insider

Rafael Nadal and Caroline Wozniacki were Fantasy Tennis gems in 2017; Getty Images
The Fantasy Tennis Insider gives the finals words on a successful first year of Fantasy Tennis!

As they say in showbiz, that’s a wrap!

The inaugural season of Fantasy Tennis League is in the books and what a fun year it was. With registrations set to increase and a bevvy of premium players back in action next year, the competition is only going to get stronger and the wheat will well and truly be separated from the chaff.

For those chomping at the bit for more Fantasy Tennis, the competition will return in 2018 bigger and better than ever. Entries will open in early December and again, we’re looking to send the winner to the 2019 Australian Open men’s final!

There were 27,261 registered coaches this year.

The No.1 ranked team with 14,769.7 Fantasy Tennis points was ‘Roger‘ who was coached by Matej; the year-end team, ranked by price was: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Caroline Garcia, Marin Cilic, Juan Martin del Potro, Elina Svitolina, Julia Goerges, Grigor Dimitrov, Ashleigh Barty, Karolina Pliskova, David Goffin, Alexander Zverev, Lucas Pouille, Denis Shapovalov, Hyeon Chung and Andrey Rublev.

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The No.2 ranked team, ranked 373.8 points behind the top spot, was ‘The DreamThiem’ and coached by Mitchell. 

The most expensive player was Roger Federer who ended the year at $23.73mRafael Nadal was the highest points scorer with 1,418.2, 213.4 points ahead of the next best (Federer).

Caroline Wozniacki was the highest scoring female with 1,113.9 points. The Dane came third in overall scoring.

The most active player was Paolo Lorenzi, who played 30 Game Weeks for a total of 555.8 Fantasy Tennis points. The most active female player was Kiki Bertens, who played 26 Game Weeks for a better overall score! (581)

The highest scoring individual Game Week was the first week of the season, with Roger Federer scoring a whopping 209.2 points at the Australian Open. The highest scoring individual Game Week by a female came at the French Open with Jelena Ostapenko scoring 173.1 points.

The highest averaging player who played more than ten Game Weeks was Roger Federer, who was good for 100.4 points a game. The drop off between the second-highest averaging male player (Rafael Nadal) and the third (Stan Wawrinka) is an astounding 35 points.

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The highest averaging female player was Venus Williams with 56.2.

The Most Valuable Player (the player who averaged the least money per point) who played more ten Game Weeks was Kristina Mladenovic, who averaged $64,759.8 per point. The next lowest person who played 10+ weeks was Mirjana Lucic-Baroni. The Croat averaged $125,865.4 per point.







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