The Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic, who has not received the coronavirus vaccine, will finally be able to participate in Roland Garros, after the French Government has announced that it will withdraw the restrictions due to the virus, among them the mandatory covid passport, to enter the country from March 14.
“The situation is improving thanks to our collective efforts. The conditions are in place for a new phase of relaxation of the measures. As of Monday, March 14, we will suspend the application of the vaccination pass where applicablePrime Minister Jean Castex announced Thursday.
Thus, Djokovic, who for the moment will not play the Indian Wells and Miami tournaments as he cannot enter the United States due to not being vaccinated, yes He could play the ATP Montecarlo from April 10 and Roland Garros, where he will defend the title and which will be held from May 22.
This change in regulation comes after the French sports minister, Roxana Maracineanu, announced in January that all athletes would have to be vaccinated in order to compete on French soil, which put in doubt the presence of Djokovic in Roland Garros.
The Serbian, surpassed as number one in the world by the Russian Daniil Medvedev this week, assured a few weeks ago in an interview with the BBC that he would be “willing to pay the price” of not competing in certain tournaments on the ATP circuit if it is mandatory to be vaccinated against the coronavirusand reiterated that his “principles” and his “body” are “more important than any title”.