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Top 15 unique tennis trophies

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Roger Federer, David Ferrer and Sara Errani did not just win tournaments this weekend but they also got their hands on three of the more unusual tennis trophies.

It inspired us to trawl through our photo libraries to look at some more prizes dished out to tennis players, because it has increasingly become a sport where an old tin pot is not sufficient if you really want to reward the hero of the week.

Sure, none of the below can replace the true iconic class of - say - the Gentlemen's Singles Trophy  at Wimbledon, but from the sublime to the ridiculous will give you the top 15 unique trophies in tennis.

ATP Acapulco

We start with this week's winners and David Ferrer certainly didn't mind everything going all pear-shaped as he took home his little doozey for his final victory over Fernando Verdasco.

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David Ferrer, ATP Acapulco

WTA Acapulco

Sara Errani also got to rock the sombrero look by beating Flavia Pennetta and received what looks like a giant baseball for her troubles.

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Sara Errani, WTA Acapulco

ATP Dubai

Roger Federer's ship came in at Dubai this week as he beat Andy Murray for his fifth title in the emirate. A rather funky looking runner-up prize for Mr. Murray too.

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Roger Federer, ATP Dubai

WTA Paris

Angelique Kerber got a special trophy for her first ever WTA victory when she won the Paris Open earlier this year. The trophy was designed to celebrate the 20th staging of the tournament.

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Angelique Kerber, WTA Paris

Mubadala World Tennis Championship

The trophy that Novak Djokvic won at the start of the year was designed by an art and design student at the Zayed University in Abu Dhabi after a competiton was held by the tournament orgnaisers.

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Novak Djokovic, Mubadala World Tennis Championship

Paris Masters (2002-2006)

The current Paris Masters trophy looks like a pile of liquorice but we preferred this old trophy from a few years ago. Marat Safin looks suitably bemused after receiving this in 2002. He also won in Paris in 2000 when they had a much more sober glass piece, but he got his hands on the tree again in 2004.

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Marat Safin, Paris Masters

ATP Basel (special prize)

Federer was given this special trophy from his hometown in Basel for being the most successful player in the tournament's history. The trophy rather cleverly incorporates the names of past winners of the event.

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Roger Federer, ATP Basel

WTA Tokyo

A winner's plate is not an unusual prize in women's tennis, but the prize awarded in Tokyo certainly looks a million miles away from the women's Wimbledon trophy.  Late year's winner Agnieszka Radwanska certainly looked delighted to add it to her collection.

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Agnieszka Radwanska, WTA Tokyo

WTA Toronto

Serena Williams has plenty of silverware in her collection but seemed to enjoy getting something a little different in Toronto last year.

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Serena Williams, WTA Toronto

ATP Gstaad

Spain's Marcel Granollers looked like he was struggling just to hang on to this hefty piece of rock he received for winning the clay court tournament in the Swiss city of Gstaad last year.

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Marcel Granollers, ATP Gstaad

ATP and WTA 's-Hertogenbosch

The grass court event is now sponsored by UNICEF and as a result the design of the winners' trophies incorporates children's drawings. Last year's winners were Dmitry Tursunov and Roberta Vinci.

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Dmitry Tursunov, ATP 's-Hertogenbosch

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Roberta Vinci, WTA 's-Hertogenbosch

ATP Tashkent

There was nothing particular flashy about the trophy for the now defunct Tashkent Open but we couldn't resist putting it in because they used to make the winner wear native Uzbek dress — take it away Tim Henman.

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Tim Henman, ATP Tashkent 1998

Madrid Masters

Novak Djokovic had a touch of the pied piper about him after his victory in Madrid last year.

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Novak Djokovic, Madrid Masters

Special Gstaad prize for Roger Federer

We've saved the best until last. In 2003, the organisers in Gstaad gave Roger Federer a cow soon after he won his first Wimbledon title.

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Roger Federer, Gstaad 12003

What's your favourite tennis trophy? And what do you think is the worst? Are there any other tennis trophies we forgot that you liked? Or have you any details on what happened to Roger Federer's cow?

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