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Pete Sampas in Omaha

Pete Sampras was at the Rock-n-Racquets tennis exhibition event at the Qwest Center in Omaha last Friday, December 17. A celebrity doubles match featured Pete playing with billionaire Warren Buffett. Thereafter, Pete teamed up with Sam Querrey for another doubles match against the Bryan brothers. It was a close match that went to a tiebreaker, with the Bryan twins winning. The featured match was between Sampras and Querrey – substituting for injured Andy Roddick. It was a pro set wherein the first to win 8 games wins the match. Our Samprasfanz President Joy watched the match and reported that Pete’s son, Christian was in the audience with Gus (Pete’s brother) and Gus’ little girl. “You could just see that Pete wanted to play well tonight. He … Read entire article »

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One Trophy Has Been Recovered

LA Times has reported that one of Pete Sampras’ trophies have been recovered last Friday, December 17, at Griffith Park. Three scrapbooks and a trophy stolen from Pete Sampras at a West Los Angeles public storage facility over a month ago have been recovered. The article did not identify which trophy was found. For the complete article click here Tweet … Read entire article »

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Pete Sampras’ Trophies Stolen

Pete Sampras’ trophies were stolen from a storage facility in West Los Angeles about 3 weeks ago. Lost were trophies from 51 of his 64 tournament title runs (including his first Australian Open trophy), 24 runners-up trophies, six year-end No. 1 trophies and other priceless memorabilia. In an interview at ATP World Tour, Pete described feeling angry, violated and disappointed over the loss of his possessions. “My kids won’t get to see the history of my tennis life,” he said. “I wanted them to be able to see what their dad did.” For the complete interview, visit the ATP World Tour Let’s hope the trophies turns up and will be returned to Pete. Tweet … Read entire article »

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List of Stolen Items

Based on the news articles, among the items that were stolen from Pete’s storage locker facility were the following: 1994 Australian Open trophy Five (5) ATP Season-ending Masters cup trophies Six World No. 1 trophies Two (2) Davis Cup medallions Olympic rings Seven (7) ESPY trophies Framed photographs of Sampras with Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton Personal letters written by Bush, after Pete lost his coach Tim Gullikson due to cancer A piano bench signed by singer Elton John A signed guitar from Carlos Santana Tweet … Read entire article »

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