Tomic reaches 2nd round at Thailand Open

The Associated Press
Tomic reaches 2nd round at Thailand Open
Australia's Bernard Tomic returns a shot to Poland's Lukasz Kubot during their Davis Cup play-off round tennis match in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

BANGKOK (AP) -- Bernard Tomic advanced to the second round of the Thailand Open when Ivo Karlovic retired with a back injury while trailing 6-7 (3), 6-4, 4-2 on Tuesday.

Tomic, a quarterfinalist in Bangkok last year, will next face 2006 champion Gilles Simon.

Other winners include Lukas Lacko of Slovakia, Go Soeda of Japan, Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain, Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic.