Here’s an odd story involving tennis legend Pete Sampras. According to the LA Times, Sampras has been robbed of a “majority” of his trophies and memorabilia.
The paper says that thieves broke into Sampras’s West LA two-unit storage room and pillaged everything but the furniture.
“I have 13 of my 14 Grand Slam trophies,” Sampras said to the LA Times. “Some are at home and some up at NikeTown [in Portland]. My first Australian Open trophy is gone, and so is everything else.”
And by everything else he’s referring to non-Majors, runner-ups, award trophies, etc.
Pete is just coming out about this in effort to help gets some leads and catch the crooks who did this to him three weeks ago.
“For me to have it for my kids is priceless,” he said to the paper. “I just hope it hasn’t already been destroyed. That’s why I wanted to get the word out now. I know this is a longshot, but I’d regret it if I didn’t at least try. Maybe somebody knows something.
“That’s all I can hope for.”
Sampras finished his career with 64 titles (14 Slams), 24 runner-ups, 6 straight year-end No. 1 finishes and received countless awards and other recognitions.
The police investigation in ongoing.
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