Tuesday tennis acca tips: Naomi Osaka to win in Abu Dhabi, Andy Murray to lose in Marseille
Planet Sport selects a handful of WTA and ATP Tour match picks that could provide a tasty profit on Tuesday, February 6.
This week sees an incredible selection of WTA and ATP Tour events.
Noami Osaka returns to action in Abu Dhabi where she faces former Grand Slam finalist Danielle Collins.
Meanwhile, in Marseille, Andy Murray will be out to secure a win over Thomas Machac.
Here we make picks for a handful of WTA and ATP Tour matches.
ATP Marseille: Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Quentin Halys | Pick: Auger-Aliassime
ATP Marseille: Gregoire Barrere vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina | Pick: Davidovich Fokina
ATP Marseille: Tomas Machac vs Andy Murray | Pick: Machac
ATP Marseille: Zhizhen Zhang vs Alexandre Muller | Pick: Zhang
WTA Abu Dhabi: Alexandra Eala vs Magda Linette | Pick: Linette
WTA Abu Dhabi: Xinyu Wang vs Lin Zhu | Pick: Zhu
WTA Abu Dhabi: Naomi Osaka vs Danielle Rose Collins | Pick: Osaka
WTA Abu Dhabi: Lesia Tsurenko vs Liudmilla Samsonova | Pick: Tsurenko
ATP Marseille: Felix Auger Aliassime vs Quentin Halys
A semi-finalist in Montpellier last week, Felix Auger-Aliassime will be out to show he is a title contender in Marseille when he faces Quentin Halys.
Three of Auger-Aliassime's four wins this season have come against French opposition.
Halys' only main draw win this season came in the first round of the Australian Open.
Auger-Aliassime shouldn't have a problem seeing off another French challenge in the Open 13.
ATP Marseille: Gregoire Barrere vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
No 105-ranked Gregoire Barrere will meet No 24 Alejandro Davidovich Fokina on Tuesday in Marseille.
Barrere builds his game around a strong serve and Davidovich Fokina will want to avoid presenting him with chances through errors.
The Frenchman isn't very aggressive on return games and will wait for mistakes from the Spaniard.
Davidovich Fokina's energy and resolve will see him through but this has the potential to go to three sets.
ATP Marseille: Tomas Machac vs Andy Murray
Andy Murray needs a win to boost his confidence and get his season rolling.
With Czech grinder Thomas Machac opposite him, he has a great opportunity to do that.
Murray meets Machac for the first time in singles competition.
Machac caused a few upsets at the Australian Open and will be out to knock Murray out and continue a great start to his season.
ATP Marseille: Zhizhen Zhang vs Alexandre Muller
Energetic Chinese prospect Zhizhen Zhang will look to get his season rolling in Marseille against Alexandre Muller.
In his 12 tournaments on hard courts over the past year, Zhang has gone 12-12 for a mediocre 50-50 win rate.
That rate is matched by Muller though who is 14-14 on hard courts in the last year.
Zhang's energy and counter-attacking should be able to create opportunities for a breakthrough.
WTA Abu Dhabi: Alexandra Eala vs Magda Linette
Magda Linette should be confident of putting away world No 187 Alexandra Eala in their first-ever singles meeting.
Linette has the kind of game that works well on the fast hard courts of Abu Dhabi.
If the Pole is on song this could be a very one-sided contest.
However, Linette has just one win to her name this season which might be playing on the world No 55's mind.
WTA Abu Dhabi: Xinyu Wang vs Lin Zhu
Lin Zhu will be out to secure her fourth win in as many meetings with Xinyu Wang when they clash in Abu Dhabi.
Zhu has dominated this rivalry and will be tough to stop for her compatriot.
They met twice in 2023 with Zhu sweeping to a pair of straight-sets wins.
There is no reason to believe that the sequence of results will be upset on Tuesday in Abu Dhabi
WTA Abu Dhabi: Naomi Osaka vs Danielle Rose Collins
Naomi Osaka will face Danielle Rose Collins for the fifth time in her career and sports a 3-1 lead heading into the encounter when it comes to their head-to-head record.
Collins will be retiring after the end of the current season.
The American had to fight her way through qualifying to book this date with wildcard Osaka.
Osaka will have to find another level to her game to unlock and get beyond Collins but that may just be the spark she needs to find form.
WTA Abu Dhabi: Lesia Tsurenko vs Liudmilla Samsonova
As always seems to happen a player from Ukraine has drawn a Russian and we can expect the usual frostiness at the net.
Tsurenko lost the most recent clash between these two and is also ranked lower than her opponent.
However, Liudmilla Samsonova is yet to win a match in 2024 and is ripe to be upset.
Tsurenko had a promising run in Melbourne and won't lack for motivation to get this win.