"I was really focused each game and each point. Especially against top players, one point can make the difference. So I had to stay very calm and keep going," the world number 50 added.
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.
"It was a fantastic evening. The conditions, crowd, competition - it was all fabulous. Sam is a fabulous competitor, and I feel we bring the best out of each other," Duplantis added.
World number one Djokovic struck 51 winners to notch up the win against Edmund, extending his unbeaten run this year to 25 matches.
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With this result, Dalian are sixth in Group A with nine points, while Henan with six points remained in last place. Enditem
In women's singles, top seed Pliskova of the Czech Republic was upset by France's Caroline Garcia in the second round.
"Kyle played a fantastic first set," added Djokovic. "He didn't do much wrong, he served very well and was aggressive from the back of the court. Usually his forehand is a weapon, but his backhand, especially in the first set, was very strong, very solid."
"My team was fantastic during the whole race. Today I felt very good, my legs were really good, until the attack I could ride easily. Also, I was very motivated. Many people supported me along the roads, and I want to thank everyone," Valter said after the race.