Aljaz Bedene: British number two reaches second round in Mexico

Aljaz Bedene
Bedene reached the semi-finals of the Chennai Open earlier this year

British number two Aljaz Bedene reached the second round of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco after Ivo Karlovic was forced to retire.

The world number 54 progressed against Karlovic with the score at 6-4 1-2 when the big-serving Croatian withdrew.

Bedene, 26, has exited in the first round of the last three tournaments in Brazil, Australia and New Zealand

He will face Dutchman Robin Haase - ranked world number 62 - in the next round on Wednesday at 23:00 GMT.