The Serb is a two-time champion at Roland-Garros
Novak Djokovic is the reigning king in France. © Tim Clayton / Corbis via Getty Images
Novak Djokovic is free to defend his French Open title at this year’s tournament “as things stand,” organizers of the Paris clay court showpiece have confirmed.
Djokovic was prevented from taking part in the first Grand Slam of the year in Australia in January when he was deported in a row over his Covid vaccine status.
The Serbian star, 34, recently vowed that he was prepared to miss tournaments and potential titles rather than reverse his stance on not getting jabbed against Covid-19.
That position has forced Djokovic to miss two ATP Masters 1000 events in the US this month, where entry is barred for anyone who is unvaccinated.
Uncertainty had surrounded the second Grand Slam of the year in Paris, particularly when the country approved vaccine passport plans in January, although the rules have since softened and this week France lifted most Covid restrictions.
Speaking on Wednesday, French Open director Amelie Mauresmo confirmed that there were currently no impediments to Djokovic taking part at the tournament, which starts on May 22.
“As things stand, nothing stands in the way of Djokovic taking part in the French Open,” Mauresmo said.