ITF offers Sampras replica for Davis Cup wins

December 9, 2010 07:51 AM
LONDON (AP) - The president of the International Tennis Federation has offered Pete Sampras a replica trophy from his two Davis Cup wins following the theft of much of his tennis memorabilia.

Sampras, who won 14 Grand Slam titles, says most of his trophies and other memorabilia were stolen last month from a public storage facility in Los Angeles.

ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti says ``we were sorry to learn of the theft of so many of Pete Sampras's trophies. We know how special a Davis Cup victory is for a player, and if he is unable to recover the loss of his two Davis Cup trophies, we would like to offer him a replica trophy in recognition of his outstanding record in the event.''