Canada’s Denis Shapovalov eventually found his rhythm to defeat Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 in second-round action at India Wells on Saturday in a match that lasted two hours and 34 minutes.

It was the Canadian’s first match of the tournament and the first set showed his lack of match action as the Spaniard took control.

But Shapovalov reversed the score in the second as he started to produce his brand of powerful tennis, hitting seven aces and 30 winners in the match.

The 22-year-old surged to a 5-1 lead in the third before taking out the tie and will face American Reilly Opelka in the next round.