Can Murray destroy the demons?

Updated: July 6, 2012, 10:27 PM ET
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England -- History is the exhaust in Andy Murray's oxygen. Each intake of clean air is contaminated by bits of Fred Perry here, particles of Bunny Austin there. He says it doesn't bother him. Murray said he is playing for himself first, his country second and the history books third. All exist in tandem, however. The order matters only to him.

Outside Centre Court, on the rolling hill where fans have access to the grounds, the Union Jacks shot up and flew when Murray's spectacular ...

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