Third seed Gilles Simon of France overcame a scare when he beat Yen-Hsun Lu of Taiwan 6-7 (4), 7-5, 6-4 to reach the third round of the Thailand Open.
He will now play Matthias Bachinger of Germany, who ousted Danai Udomchoke of Thailand 7-6 (5), 6-3.
Simon won the Thailand Open title in 2009.
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