Tennis Season Isn't Over When the Doors Close on the US Open

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    Erste Bank Open in Vienna

    Vienna is Austria's capital, and each year in late October, countless Austrians trek to their capital for the Erste Bank Open. This is a tournament regularly frequented by the world's Top 10 players.

    Photo courtesy of Erste Bank Open Facebook page

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    The Stockholm Open in Sweden

    A tournament with a long and rich history, the If Stockholm Open stretches back to 1969. Except for between 1989-1994, every year since its inception in Stockholm, the tournament has been played in the same venue, the Kungliga tenishallen.

    Photo courtesy of Stockholm Open Facebook page

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    BNP Paribas Masters

    Held annually in the prestigious Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris is one of the more notable tournaments of tennis seasons, as it is usually the last tournament before the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals.

    Photo courtesy of BNP Paribas Masters Facebook page

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    Barclays ATP World Tour Finals

    The season-ending championship matches of the ATP World Tour, held annually in London, are some of the most highly anticipated match-ups of the tennis season. The 2011 champions were Roger Federer for singles and Daniel Nestor and Max Mirnyi for doubles.

    Photo courtesy of ATP World Tour Facebook page

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    Davis Cup Final

    The Davis Cup Final is the premier international team event of men's tennis. The present champion, from the 2011 tournament rankings, is Spain, and 2012 match will be held in Seville.

    Photo courtesy of ATP World Tour Facebook page

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