"It was anybody's game really for a set and a half. I made some breaks and then obviously after winning the second set I felt more comfortable. I was returning better, I started to read his serve better, and I was pleased with my serve. Overall, it was a very good test, and I am happy to get through," said Djokovic, who is bidding to capture his fourth US Open trophy and 18th Grand Slam title.
Arrascaeta restored his team's two-goal advantage with a diving header in heavy rain but Jose Pimentel responded with his side's second goal just before halftime.
In other matches on Wednesday, Ceara beat local rivals Fortaleza 1-0, Atletico Goianiense drew 1-1 at Fluminense, Corinthians won 2-1 at Goias and Bragantino drew 1-1 at Athletico Paranaense. Enditem
The hosts added their third goal when Daniel Sampaio latched onto Marco Antonio's pass to slot home in stoppage time.
Brazil are currently eighth in the FIFA women's world rankings, behind the US, Germany, France, Netherlands, Sweden, England and Australia. Enditem
Flamengo netted twice in quick succession after the restart: first with a stunning first-time effort from playmaker Everton Ribeiro and then with a cool Arrascaeta finish after a counterattack.
Garcia looked untouchable in the first set and for much of the second, blasting 30 winners and breaking Pliskova's serve three times en route to the 6-1, 7-6 (2) victory.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- Men's top seed Novak Djokovic of Serbia survived a first set scare to beat Britain's Kyle Edmund 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 in the second round of the US Open, while women's top seed Karolina Pliskova suffered an early exit on Wednesday.
LAUSANNE, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- Armand Duplantis from Sweden set a season's best 6.07 meters in the pole vault at the Wanda Diamond League meeting here on Wednesday, securing the highest outdoor pole vault jump for 26 years.
At Rio de Janeiro's Olympic stadium, former Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou made his debut for Botafogo but could not inspire the hosts to victory over Coritiba.
"It's a great motivation for me to want to do well this tournament, but for the most part I feel like I've been in quarantine and practising for so long, so I prefer to play matches," Osaka said.