Djokovic -- who was famously described as a "drama queen" by former Wimbledon champion Virginia Wade -- has now won seven straight matches against the Frenchman and meets another product of France, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, in Monday's fourth round.
Tsonga, who had his first two matches suspended (darkness and rain), played for the fifth straight day and beat qualifier Jimmy Wang 6-2, 6-2, 7-5. And now the 14th-seeded Frenchman gets a well-deserved two days off.
The same is true for Djokovic's shoulder.
Last Wimbledon for Hewitt?
Two years ago after his third-round loss here, Andy Roddick offered the crowd a particularly poignant wave goodbye. Later, he admitted it was his final Wimbledon, that he had made the decision to retire after the 2012 US Open.
On Friday, Lleyton Hewitt flashed what looked to be a similarly nostalgia-tinged wave to the crowd on Court 2 after he lost a five-set match to No. 15 seed Jerzy Janowicz. Afterward, the 2002 Wimbledon champion would not say it was his last tournament here. But the 33-year-old Australian didn't deny it, either.
"Yeah," Hewitt said, clearly uncomfortable with the line of questioning. "I don't know. You never know. I'm one injury away from hanging up the bats at any time. Obviously you appreciate the support out there today."
This was one of those fun matchups we often get at the Slams, the former champion playing against a man a decade younger. Janowicz, a Wimbledon semifinalist here a year ago, won the first two sets but had to scramble to escape with a 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (7), 4-6, 6-3 victory.
It was the 42nd five-set match for the scrappy Aussie, an Open era record for five-set matches. Hewitt has won the second-most five-setters in the Open era, 26, three behind Pete Sampras. Hewitt previously shared the five-set record with Andre Agassi.
Hewitt said he hadn't finalized his schedule for the rest of the year but said, barring injury, he would play the US Open. He didn't sound like a man eager to tackle the 2015 season.
Was Hewitt more emotional than usual because there's a possibility he won't be back?
"It's not something I think about, no."
No. 3 Simona Halep defeated Lesia Tsurenko 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to win her second-round match that was suspended Thursday. The Romanian is into the third round here for the first time and has won eight of her past nine Grand Slam matches. ... No. 16 seed Caroline Wozniacki defeated 16-year-old Croatian qualifier Ana Konjuh 6-4, 7-5. Wozniacki has lost only 11 games and won 24 of 25 service games in three matches. ... Bob and Mike Bryan dropped the first set of their title defense but rallied to beat Matthew Ebden and Samuel Groth of Australia 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-2, 6-2.