After Australian Open, Novak Djokovic might have to miss French Open as well

As Novak Djokovic lied about his vaccination status, the Serbian might be barred from playing in the French Open

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The last few weeks haven't really been great for Novak Djokovic. The Tennis star has been involved in a hostile visa duel with the Australian government. So much so that it has now started to grab all the headlines. However, the problems just don't seem to end for him.


As Djokovic lied about his vaccination status, the Serbian might be barred from playing in the French Open as France has imposed a new law pertaining to vaccinations.

According to this law, an individual will have to present a certificate of vaccination to enter public places such as restaurants, cafes, cinemas, and long-distance trains. As a matter of fact, the sports minister clearly mentioned that there won't be any exceptions for anyone. He then went on to draw light on the upcoming French Open as well.

“The rule is simple. The vaccine pass will be imposed, as soon as the law is promulgated, in establishments that were already subject to the health pass,” said France’s Sports Ministry. “This will apply to everyone who is a spectator or a professional sportsperson. And this until further notice. Now, as far as Roland Garros is concerned, it’s in May. The situation may change between now and then and we hope that it will be more favourable. So we’ll see, but clearly, there’s no exemption,” he added.


Thus, whenever the French Open does take place, anyone entering the country will need to possess a vaccination certificate. If one fails to do so, then the government could take action against him or her.

 Earlier, Djokovic expressed his disappointment at the court's decision as well. He had to leave Australia after the court ruled a decision against him.

“I would like to make a brief statement to address the outcomes of today’s Court hearing. I will now be taking some time to rest and to recuperate, before making any further comments beyond this. I am extremely disappointed with the Court ruling to dismiss my application for judicial review of the Minister’s decision to cancel my visa," a part of Novak Djokovic's statement read as quoted by SportsTiger.

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