Lacko sets up Gasquet meeting
Lukas Lacko will tackle reigning champion Richard Gasquet in the second round of the Thailand Open after beating Alejandro Falla.
The Slovakian world number 83 beat Colombian qualifier Falla 6-3 6-2 in less than an hour to book his place alongside US Open semi-finalist Gasquet, who is ranked ninth in the world and seeded second in Thailand, while Roberto Bautista Agut progressed to meet top seed Tomas Berdych.
Switzerland's Marco Chiudinelli stood his ground against the Spaniard in Bangkok, but eventually succumbed to a 7-5 7-6 (7/2) defeat.
Japan's Go Soeda faces fifth seed Feliciano Lopez after producing a 3-6 6-1 6-2 win over Santiago Giraldo and Bernard Tomic is through to a second-round clash with Gilles Simon.
The Australian had come from behind to lead Ivo Karlovic 6-7 (3/7) 6-4 4-2 when the veteran Croatian retired hurt.
Elsewhere, a three-set battle between Lukas Rosol and Lukasz Kubot saw the former player emerge triumphant over his near namesake after two hours.
The big-hitting Czech - famous for his second-round Wimbledon ousting of Rafael Nadal in 2012 - recovered from an early wobble to win 3-6 6-3 7-6 (7/2).