Even though you're such a pantywaist over Murray, I'll help you.
I know. I am love
Well I only really look at the ATP site but when I looked at the matchup, the following things struck me:
20 years old.
Ranked 249 - which is career high ranking - so playing his best tennis of career so far in last 12 months.
Won a Futures in Spain in early March, although no a couple of poor results at Challengers since.
2 recent wins over Puerta, recent win over Patience and Lopez Jaen, all ranked in the top 200 - so getting some wins above current rank lately.
28 years old now.
Ranked 335, only ever been as high as 269.
Recent results nothing special, lost to Lopez Jaen, Pashanski, Lacko last week in Sarajevo, so not really beating players ranked higher than him too often.
Challenger record pretty medicore, never beaten a leftie at Challenger level.
I've never seen either player so based on this much info, it seemed like Daniel has a career trajectory on an upward path, whereas Burzi is treading water or heading backwards at his age.
So on balance of probability, Daniel seemed the likelier winner.
Normally I tend to back the higher ranked player, as Daniel is, unless there's compelling evidence to go the other way - like an obvious poor run of form by the higher ranked player, or the lower ranked player has had some notable scalps in the last few weeks and therefore might be confident and playing above their ranking. Home soil sometimes swing it a bit, also I tend to check out a player's historical record at a particular event, see if it tends to bring out any special feelings and good results there above what they normally do.
Doesn't always work though. Sometimes the underdog comes out and trashes them for no readily apparent reason according to the stats *shrug*
ok, this was my thinking on most of my other picks and they all worked out except for jun
but i never found all this information on daniel to begin with. when i looked at his atp profile page and his itf profile page it was just blank
it showed all this information for you?