September 10, 1972 in Sport

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • 20th Olympic games close at Munich, German FR

Sport awardTennis Open

92nd Men's U.S. Open: Ilie Năstase beats Arthur Ashe (3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase
Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • Emerson Fittipaldi is youngest to win an auto race World Championship
  • Frank Shorter wins 17th Olympic marathon (2:12:19.8)
  • Jane Blalock wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • US Men's olympic basketball team's 1st loss, 51-50 to USSR (disputed)

Deaths in Sport

  • Sidney Pegler, South African cricket leg spinner (16 Tests), dies at 84