"It's top players, so if you wait for the mistake it's never going to happen," Garcia said. "If you let Pliskova breeze and take your serve, you're never going to make a return, and then it's 6-4, 6-4 and you're done in one hour."
Djokovic will face Jan-Lennard Struff for a spot in the round of 16. The German needed one hour and 40 minutes to move past American Michael Mmoh 6-2, 6-2, 7-5.
The 33-year-old striker, who came on after the interval, latched onto a through pass from teammate Wu Xi before sending it into the net in the 65th minute.
"Our original partnership was mainly focused on the World Cup in China. We are thrilled that this has now expanded to be a more all-encompassing partnership across all FIBA competitions."
The hosts added their third goal when Daniel Sampaio latched onto Marco Antonio's pass to slot home in stoppage time.
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 the end it got too dark to go for 6.15 meters and I felt it was unsafe to continue any further," said the world silver medalist. "I felt I was in the zone. But you have to be prudent."
"TCL is honored to enter into this new cooperation with FIBA for the next four years," Wei Yuki, vice president of TCL said. "Working together again with FIBA, TCL will continue to accelerate their international presence and contribute to the development and progress of global basketball." Enditem
BEIJING, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and Chinese electronics enterprise TCL on Thursday announced an entirely new global partnership, following the relationship between the two parties at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 last year in China.
"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.
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.