Following his deportation from Australia, Novak Djokovic faces a ban from the French Open.


After France insisted on a covid pass preventing the unvaccinated from all sporting arenas, tennis star Novak Djokovic could face additional difficulties at the next Grand Slam.

The French Open is the next Grand Slam on the tennis calendar, and Djokovic was supposed to play without incident, but the new Covid Pass could result in a ban.

By a vote of 215 to 58, France's lower house approved a vaccine legislation that will bar unvaccinated people from restaurants, sports arenas, and other public places. It will apply to everyone over the age of 16, and it will go into force soon, putting Djokovic's participation at Roland Garros in jeopardy.

'Djokovic's behaviour was irresponsible,' said Stanislas Guerin, who represents the 17th and 18th arrondissements of Paris. Australia is a sovereign nation with its own set of rules, which must be followed. In the case of the Covid Pass, we can't have two weights and two measures. You respect the rules if your name is Djoko, Nadal, or Mr Whoever.

The Covid Pass will be used for all major events taking place in France. Who would understand if we asked our citizens to put forth the effort to follow the rules and then allowed some to break them?'

The announcement comes after Djokovic's visa was revoked by Australian officials, and he was deported from the nation. He has been barred from entering the nation for a period of three years.

After a 12-day court struggle over his exemption from vaccination, Djokovic left Australia late Sunday night.


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