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Vaccine Mandate Backflip Means Novak Djokovic Free To Play At French Open

Novak Djokovic is likely to be able to play in a grand slam again after the French Government backflipped on mandatory vaccine passes.

Djokovic, who is believed to remain unvaccinated, was deported from Australia in January due to his vaccination status. 

However, he will have the opportunity to defend his French Open crown in May, as France announced this month, it would end the need for vaccine passes.

As of March 14, the French government will no longer require proof of vaccination for persons to enter public places like cafes and restaurants — and tennis stadiums — meaning it's far more likely Djokovic will be able to play in Paris in May. 

As of now, Djokovic is yet to confirm if he will be attending the French Open publicly.