After dropping his serve to trail 6-5 behind in the first set of his fourth round match against Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain, Djokovic angrily smashed a ball in frustration, accidentally striking the line judge in the neck and causing her to fall to the ground.
Germany took the reins and pressed forward whereas Spain looked shocked and unable to respond.
But on September 4, the striker published a video message confirming that he would remain at the club for the 2020-21 season to see out the remaining year of his contract.
"There's no past Grand Slam champions left in the draw," said fifth seed Alexander Zverev from Germany, who made light work of Spain's Alejandro Davidovich 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 in another fourth round match.
In an earlier match, Shenzhen edged defending champion Zhejiang 3-2, with both teams of similar strength showing their best from the very beginning.
"I was thinking to run maybe 1:04:50, but I'm so happy," said the 2016 world half marathon championships gold medalist.
"I was playing well today," said Thiem. "I had a good plan for the match. He's very dangerous when he can dictate with his forehand. I was exactly trying to avoid that. He also has very, very fast legs. I was trying to play my fastest tennis to keep him on the backhand, to not let him dictate with the forehand."
Ma, the winner of 2019 World Championships, now ranks No.3 in the men's singles, while his compatriot Fan ranks No.1.
Slovenia now rank second behind Greece in Group C3, both having four points. The next games will be played in October against Kosovo and Moldova. Enditem
"I hope we can be among the top four teams in Asia. As a player I would like to go to the World Championships or the Olympic Games and get a medal at the Asian Championships," said Borhani.
Keeper Han Jiaqi made key saves to keep the three points for R&F, with Jianye unable to score in the second half.