Dominic Thiem scored his first victory in six tries in Canada as he beat Denis Shapovalov 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 on Wednesday at the ATP Montreal Masters.

The Austrian had made it his goal to finally start erasing his winless mark this week.

Thiem, a Roland Garros finalist in the past two editions, next plays 2014 US Open winner Marin Cilic in the third round.