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Sports: Tennis / Auto Racing / Chess #499734

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 16, 1978
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(Studio) Intro. to sports.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Studio) Jimmy Connors-Bjorn Borg match at Wimbledon last week recalled. Report is on tennis match at Forest Hills, New York, between Ilie Nastase and Vitus Gerulaitis; film shown. [NASTASE - gets excited quickly.] Nastase's suspension from Grand Prix tournaments and present competition in World Championship Tennis tournament at Forest Hills mentioned; his view of disciplinary action he recs. given. [NASTASE - has to be happy to play world tennis.] [GERULAITIS - thinks Nastase most talented tennis player ever and that he gives people money's worth, even with antics.] Film of Nastase-Gerulaitis match shown, courtesy ABC Sports; details given. Reports also with regard to British Grand Prix in auto racing and involvement of Mario Andretti, Ronnie Peterson, Carlos Reutemann, of Argentina, and Niki Lauda; and upcoming world championship chess match in Philippines between Soviet champ Anatoly Karpov and USSR ex-patriot Viktor Korchnoi. Films shown. Bobby Fischer mentioned.
REPORTER: Dick Schaap

Savitch, Jessica;
Schaap, Dick

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