That said the organizers of the Grand Slam tournament on Wednesday in Paris, as the sporting line “L’Equipe” reported. The restriction that only vaccinated athletes and spectators can participate in competitions was lifted this Monday with the majority of other Corona rules in France. “According to the current state of affairs, it does not speak that Djokovic participates in the French Open,” said Tournament Director Amelie Mauresmo at a press conference to the French Open.
Djokovic had not defended his title at the Australian Open at the beginning of the tennis year because he was not vaccinated against the coronavirus and therefore had no entry permit. He is not there at the current Masters tournament in Indian Wells and the following event in Miami, as the US does not deny the entry.
Like the President of the French Tennis Association, Gilles Moretton, said, but circulate the virus and one must remain cautious, reported “L’Equipe”. If the Corona regulations are exacerbated, one is not excluded.
Djokovic will start in Paris as defending champion – and as world ranking first?
Djokovic had lost its status after the Australian Open’s final deduction of Daniil Medvedev at the Australian Open as a number one in the world at the Russians. However, after the Medvedev is already eliminated in Indian Wells in the third round, Djokovic will return as world ranking first from Monday. In Paris, Djokovic will be launched as a defending champion, last year, the 34-year-old in the final in a dramatic five-sentence match with 6: 7; 2: 6, 6: 3, 6: 2 and 6: 4 won against the Greek Stefanos TsitsiPas.