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Djokovic through as Wawrinka beaten

Novak Djokovic
Djokovic’s defeat in Monte Carlo last month was his first exit as early as the second round since Madrid three years ago

Novak Djokovic returned from a surprise defeat in Monte Carlo to progress at the Madrid Open but fourth seed Stan Wawrinka lost to old foe Nick Kyrgios.

Top seed Djokovic, 28, eased into round three by beating Croatian Borna Coric 6-2 6-4 in an hour and 18 minutes.

The 20-year-old Kyrgios saw off his Swiss rival 7-6 (9-7) 7-6 (6-2).