France greenlights Djokovic's Roland-Garros bid

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Novak Djokovic volition beryllium allowed to vie astatine Roland-Garros successful May careless of his vaccination status, France's sports curate says.

Djokovic, a nine-time Australian Open champion, is warring to stay successful Australia aft arriving successful Melbourne earlier this week, claiming to person received a aesculapian exemption earlier his documentation was revoked.

The 34-year-old is presently being held astatine an migration detention edifice successful Melbourne up of a tribunal proceeding connected Monday to situation the determination to cancel his visa.

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates arsenic helium kisses the trophy aft winning his Men's Singles Final lucifer against Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece during Day Fifteen of the 2021 French Open astatine Roland Garros connected June 13, 2021 successful Paris, France (Getty)

Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu told French vigor that Djokovic would conscionable the criteria of the country's "health bubble" enactment successful spot for large events.

"There are wellness protocols imposed for large events by the applicable federations which would licence idiosyncratic similar Novak Djokovic to participate the country," Maracineanu said.

"In France contiguous we bash not person the aforesaid regulations arsenic Australia for introduction to the country, either for athletes oregon immoderate citizens from different countries.

"An jock who is unvaccinated tin vie successful an lawsuit due to the fact that the protocol, the wellness bubble for these large events, permits that."

Novak Djokovic acceptable to enactment successful quarantine for now

Djokovic has caused headlines successful caller times implicit his refusal to uncover his vaccination status, which helium has stated is simply a "personal" matter.

Meanwhile, Czech Republic tennis subordinate Renata Voracova became the 2nd subordinate detained by Australian Border Force officials aft her visa was revoked conscionable days earlier the Australian Open.

The Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed to Wide World of Sport past nighttime that 38-year-old Voracova was being held astatine the aforesaid Melbourne migration detention edifice arsenic Djokovic, who is contesting his revoked visa successful a tribunal proceeding acceptable for Monday morning.

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