World No.2 Novak Djokovic made to the third round of  Madrid Open third round by winning his first match since parting company with his coaching staff last Friday.

The 12-time Grand Slam champion beat Spanish wildcard Nicolas Almagro 6-1 4-6 7-5 and plays Feliciano Lopez next.

Defending champion Djokovic, 29, described Friday’s decision as “shock therapy”, and will be on the tour alone until he appoints a new coach.

Novak Djokovic returns a ball to Nicolas Almagro during their Madrid Open clash

Rafael Nadal also went into the third round beating Italian Fabio Fognini.

The Spaniard won 7-6 (7-3) 3-6 6-4 in a match that lasted just under three hours to set up a tie with Australia’s Nick Kyrgios.

Britain’s Andy Murray is already through to round three after Tuesday’s straight-set victory over Romanian Marius Copil. He will play Croatia’s world number 59 Borna Coric, who beat Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France 7-5 6-4 on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Djokovic said he may appoint a new coach before the French Open, which begins on 28 May.

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