Novak Djokovic currently has to watch the Australian Open in front of the TV. The Serbian tennis star may be able to take part again in the second Grand Slam tournament of the year.
While the Australian Open is entering the decisive phase, Novak Djokovic is now back in Europe. There are turbulent weeks behind the number one, as the unvaccinated tennis star was ultimately expelled from the country by the Australian government after arriving in Melbourne.
So Djokovic has to continue to wait for his 21st Grand Slam title. The next highlight on the calendar at the end of May is the French Open. It has not yet been finally clarified whether Djokovic will be allowed to participate in the Roland Garros clay court tournament. However, the 34-year-old can obviously have hopes.
Like the Italian newspaper “Gazzetta dello Sport” reported, athletes who have recovered from the corona virus in France receive an entry permit even without vaccination. However, the time of the previous infection is decisive. According to this, the corona infection must not have been more than six months ago.
Djokovic says he tested positive in December
As part of the entry dispute with Australia, Djokovic had announced that he had tested positive for the corona virus on December 16, 2021. Since the French Open is scheduled to take place from May 22nd to June 5th, the Serb could enter France under these rules. Nevertheless, Djokovic still has to wait for the further Corona course of the French government.
It remains to be seen whether the tennis star would still be number one if he participated. With a tournament win at the Australian Open, Daniil Medvedev would replace Djokovic at the top of the world rankings. To do that, the Russian must first beat Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.