Novak Djokovic is back in the news, as following news of France’s new regulations, the tennis star’s chances of playing in the French Open has improved.
Prime Minister Jean Castex had announced that vaccine passports are no longer necessary to access venues from March 14th.
The news comes less than a week following New York’s state-wide mandate lift, effective March 7th, that afforded the same liberties.
The New York was met with optimism in the sporting community, as Brooklyn Nets guard, Kyrie Irving, is unvaccinated. Akin to Djokovic, his ability to play has been compromised by their Covid-status, playing in states allowing non-vaccinated personnel as Djokovic has opted to do.
While it is not confirmed the Serbian star can defend his French Open crown, all signs point to his appearance.
Djokovic, currently tied for 2nd all-time in Grand Slam wins, missed a potential record-breaking title defense at the Australian Open this past month, leading to the Open win and record-breaking performance of his contemporary, Rafael Nadal.
The tourney will take place in two months, starting Sunday, May 22nd.