Andy Murray: Breath of fresh air

Updated: September 8, 2012, 7:27 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- In real life, a generation extends up to 25 years. In the compressed, surreal world of professional sports, generations run about eight years.

In 2004, Lance Armstrong won his unprecedented sixth consecutive Tour de France. That year, the Boston Red Sox won the World Series for the first time since 1918 and 17-year-old Maria Sharapova won at Wimbledon.

You see? A lot can change in the athletic arena in eight years.

That year at Roland Garros, the men's semifinalists ...

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