Tomic advances to Bangkok second round Tuesday, September 24, 2013 /by AP Tags: Bernard Tomic Gilles Simon Go Soeda Ivo Karlovic Lukas Lacko Lukas Rosol Print AP Photo 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. Want to read more articles like this one? Subscribe to TENNIS today. Before commenting, please read our Posting Guidelines.