Dan Evans was forced to save two set points to save himself from a significant deficit before rain postponed his feisty US Open second round against Corentin Moutet.
The British number one will resume on Friday at 6-4 3-6 5-6, serving at advantage, after a stylish and occasionally tempestuous duel.
Moutet showed his creativity in coming back to make it a tight third set, having received a code violation for hurling his racket against the back fence in the opener.
Dan Evans will resume his second round clash against Corentin Moutet at 6-4 3-6 5-6
Both players struggled to keep a lid on their frustrations in a match that has been full of skilful rallies between two men of relatively diminutive stature.
Evans will need to make a fast start if he is to make the third round against the winner of Andy Murray and Felix Auger-Aliassime.
Cam Norrie is in third round action at 4pm UK against Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.
Moutet showed his creativity in coming back to make it a tight third set at the US Open
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